Mar 27, 2017 - 11:06 AM
in reply to Lucas
Thank you very much for your prompt and helpful reply. The links on the Lake Zurich page give all the necessary info.
Our trip involves travel across France from Nantes and Saint Malo to Luxeuil les Bains. From there we go to Basel and then to Baden. St Columbanus went to Koblenz on the Rhine. At the junction with the Aare and Limmet rivers their boat took a wrong turn to Baden. They went on to Lake Zurich and stayed in Tuggen and Arbon before heading for Bregenz. One of his fellow travellers, another Irish cleric St Gall, went on to settle a monastery in St Gallen. Hence the name of the town. We will stay here too. From Bregenz, St Columbanus travelled over the Alps to Milan and then he founded a monastery at Bobbio between Piacenza and Genoa. He did all this in the Fifth Century between the ages of fifty and seventy without any Swiss Railways, DBhan, Ryanair!
We are looking forward to our time in Switzerland very much.