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Travel Blogs from Chur
... just two phrases - Grütze is an informal greeting that everyone uses in the street - even young children would greet me, so polite and hospitable! and danke or danke schön for thank you. I admit, I tried not to make eye contact because I really didn't want people to engage in conversation with me - too scary!!! But I made it back with my Quark, radishes and dark chocolate (which kept me awake last night!!)
I'm off to the forest today...
This morning Monika and I set out for Appenzell, Switzerland. We made our way along (very) windy roads to the base of the mountain named Saentis. A gondola went to the top, but we were content with enjoying time by the cafe at the old wooden cafe-hotel after hiking through a lovely pine woods. Dogs were everywhere on the patio and the sunshine was strong and warm. At 1,352 meters ...
... good sense for orientation (guess who that is...) you're definitely won't get lost! Never!
We were totally sure we're on the right way to the Walensee. The villages "Buchs" and "Sevelen" sound totally like Walenstadt, don't they? They don't? Hmm, I think you're right. And Vaduz is in Liechtenstein.That's the wrong valley....
We wanted to make it past Walensee and ...
... asked :) :)
We didn't make to Chur on the first day, because of the early getup *cough* so we had to shop for food somewhere in Domat/Ems and find a spot to spend the night in about 20 mins. As it went dark we were far from the forest and just hungry and tired.
So we decided to find a spot at the end of a "Schiessanlage". The best Spot was behind the concrete Wall of a target range. We just hoped ...
... restaurant in the sun to have rosti for lunch. The hike is an apparently popular one because we saw more people than on any other hike. After lunch we retraced our steps to the top of the gondola, then went down a steep trail, through a cave, past a chapel perched on the mountain to a restaurant where we relaxed with coffee before hiking back up to take the gondola and train back Appenzell. For dinner the hotel owner prepared an Appenzeller cheese fondue which was delicious. On 9/30 ...
Other places to stay in Chur
Reichsgasse 11, Chur | 3 star hotelfrom $207
Emserstrasse 4, Chur | 2 star hotelfrom $164
Ottostrasse 8, Chur | 4 star hotelfrom $220
Richtstrasse 19, Chur | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Reichsgasse 18, Chur | 2 star hotelfrom $138
Welschdorfli 2, Chur | 3 star hotelfrom $185
Reichsgasse 44 , Chur | 3 star hotelfrom $166
Poststrasse 11, Chur | 3 star hotelfrom $170