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Does anyone know where this image was taken?

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Lanab206
Lanab206
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Jan 10, 2018 - 12:55 AM

Hi All!

I found this photo somewhere on the University of St Gallen website while creating my itinerary. I have reached out to numerous tourism bureaus to try and determine where this is and how to get there.

Is this covered area a trail? Is it accessible to the public? Is it accessible in early May? How do I get there?

I've been unable to find anything online to answer these questions. I know these mountains are Churfirsten, but that is about all I know.

One bureau advised me to go to Schwagalp Santis Schwebebahn, take the cable car up the mountain, and this is the view from Old Santis. Is this correct?

I haven't been able to get any information about the covered 'trail', that I would love to find out more about.

Thank you for your help!

Lana

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 10, 2018 - 10:21 AM in reply to Lanab206

Hi Lana,

Sorry I can’t help but I hope someone can. I’m interested to know.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 11, 2018 - 12:03 AM in reply to Lanab206

Hi Lana -

The view is definitely from the north or northeast. The Churfirsten border the north shore of the Walensee.

map.search.ch/S%C3%A4n tis?pos=745872,226608&z=16

Säntis is about 10-12 km from there ( straight line.)

Have you searched "Säntis"? Not Santis. If you can't do umlauts, then you can write Saentis. However, most search engines are tolerant, and will accept the misspelling.

Slowpoke

Peterli
Peterli
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Jan 11, 2018 - 2:43 AM

Hi Lana,

If you want an ä using an American keyboard, just hold down your alt key and type the numbers 1 3 2 in succession. If you want an umlaut on the letter u, do alt 129, like this ü.

As for the photo, those are indeed part of the Churfirsten, as seen from the Säntis, looking to the south south-west. I modified your photo by adding the names to the various peaks. They are so unique, whether viewed from the top of the Säntis, the valley to south of the Säntis, and even from the south, with them rising steeply from the north shore of the Walensee. Off to the left of your photo is the Chäserrugg, where a Roundshop panoramic camera is installed. chaeserrugg.roundshot. com/

The Churfirsten were also featured in a panoramic set of postage stamps issued by the PTT. See this article from the Swiss Post magazine: www.magazine-focus-on-stamps.ch/archive/focu s-on-stamps-2-2017/churfirsten/

As you can probably see, I have always loved this corner of Switzerland, having first visited it when I was a teenager and when the facilities on the top of the Säntis were much more primative than they are today.

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rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2018 - 3:15 AM in reply to Lanab206

Ah ha. Thanks to Slowpoke and Peterlii I found another photo of the covered walkway. Scroll down a few pictures on this page www.momstotszurich.com /2009/09/santis-mountain-peak.html/

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Lanab206
Lanab206
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Jan 11, 2018 - 4:45 AM

This is wonderful!!! Thank you so much Slowpoke, Peterli and rockoyster!

You guys are truly amazing!

Yes this region looks absolutely incredible, I cannot wait to experience it firsthand.

Mystery solved! Again, thank you so much!

Slowpoke
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Jan 11, 2018 - 3:07 PM in reply to Peterli

Hi Petrli-

<<"If you want an ä using an American keyboard, just hold down your alt key and type the numbers 1 3 2 in succession. If you want an umlaut on the letter u, do alt 129, like this ü.">>

As far as I can tell, you can get such high ASCII characters only if you use the numbers on a numeric keypad. The numbers across the top of the keyboard don't do that. There are other techniques, which I am trying out.

Why?

I just bought a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, chosen because it has a keyboard.

It does not have a numeric keypad. I have experimented with various options to get characters such as ü and Ä, and ß, as needed.

Currently, on the Surface only, I am switching to the German keyboard, which is easily accessible in Windows 10.

Numeric keypad accessories are a clumsy solution, and don't work as expected.

Slowpoke

Peterli
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Jan 11, 2018 - 6:46 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

You are absolutely correct about the numbers along the top of a keyboard not working with alt codes. When I was shopping for my laptop seven years ago, one of my priorities was to have a keypad on the right side of the keyboard. I bought a French version so that many accents are done with a single stroke, such as ç and é and è, others work with shift plus one stroke, like ë or ü, and the others with the alt key and a short sequence of numbers.

Slowpoke
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Jan 11, 2018 - 7:22 PM in reply to Peterli

Hi Peterli-

<<"shopping for my laptop seven years ago">>

Yep. My HP laptop, which I use for presentations and on the road when consulting, has a numeric keypad.

My need for leisure travel was met for years by an ASUS PCee "ultrabook" which is now dying, and underpowered. It, too ,lacked a numeric keypad. The tablet is for leisure travel. The Microsoft Surface Pro has a detachable keyboard ( which they call a Type Cover.) A true keyboard was my essential demand, at a notable increase in cost. Unfortunately, it has no numeric keypad. I can buy a German language type Cover for around 180 CHF/USD. Too much.

So, work arounds are being tested.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2018 - 9:10 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

Isn’t there a Windows feature which enables creation of custom keyboard shortcuts? So for example with suitable “programming” by entering Alt + > + o you could get ö etc.

Mac and iOS offer the character accents simply by holding the character key down and selecting from a range of accents.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 11, 2018 - 9:40 PM in reply to rockoyster

There is specialized software for reassigning keys. Hotkey, for example.

I don't know the Windows feature that you mention. Can you point me to it? The ones that I know ..beyond the ones that require a numeric keypad.... do often require numbers from the top of the keyboard. They work on MS Word, for example, but not in 2 different fora ( this one included) .

And, this forum software definitely does not conform to Widows standards.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2018 - 9:53 PM in reply to Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 11, 2018 - 10:16 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks.

But, that link gave me an Error 404."

This link gave options-

support.office.com/en-us/article/Insert-ASCII-or-Unicode-Latin-based-symbols-and-characters-d13f58d3-7bcb-44a7-a4d5-972ee12e50e0

The "Unicode" option works with regular keyboard numbers, seems not to require a numeric keypad but not in a few fora, including this one.

Actually, in WIN 10 on that tablet, it takes fewer key strokes and mouse clicks to use the German keyboard.

One click and the keyboard is there. Press the proper key. One key stroke. Then, one more click and back to English. You can do it again or copy the high ASCII character once you have it.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2018 - 10:26 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Odd, link www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as px?id=22339 works OK for me.

Also the forum edit button to left of Zoom (Omega is it?) above the text input box gives you a range of special characters including ö or ä.

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