Apr 25, 2020 - 10:32 PM
in reply to Marggy
You may recall that on your earlier thread about going from Appenzell to Chur, after giving you the direct route, I stated << This is the shortest and quickest route. If you have more time to do this leg of your trip, I would suggest you consider an alternate route, via Wattwil, Rapperswill, and then the A3 along south shore of the Walensee (the views along here are the big payoff of choosing this route) to Sargans at which point the route is the same as the one outlined above. >> But if you are now thinking of driving to Chur from Lucerne, you will go along the south shore (there is no road through on the north shore) and will be rewarded by lovely views to the north towards a set of sharp peaks called the Churfirsten. Believe me, it is the backdrop of the Churfirsten that makes the drive along this lake all worth it. The first attached photo does not really do justice to the steepness of these mountains, but at least it gives you an idea. The second photo shows a series of stamps issued by SwissPost in 2017 that features these mountains. I like the seeing the Churfirsten from the opposite side (from the north in the Toggenburg) and this is what shows in the third attached photo. If you find this interesting, a detour there might be worth it. Lastly, there is a Roundshot panoramic camera up on the Chäserugg. iltios.roundshot.com/ Oh, and I should mention the Chäserugg's website: www.chaeserrugg.ch/en/startseite/summer.html You might consider going up there on your way to Appenzell.
Last modified on Apr 25, 2020 - 10:46 PM by Peterli