Hotel Jakobsbad

Hauptstrasse, Gonten, Appenzell, 9108, Switzerland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gonten

German is too hard for me!

A travel blog entry by buckgw

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Most of the time my reasonably good vocab and good imagination, means I can decipher most signs. I always struggle with Dutch, and this week I found some doozies in Germany. I didn't worry about all the Faht signs, but had an occasional chuckle about good fahts and the like.

The first one was the gymnasium one. I reckoned is was some form international gym.....very wrong

The next sign that caused me grief was at the car ...

Warm welcome

A travel blog entry by themaggiej

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We arrived back in Constance having done 203 kilometres and passing through three countries - Switzerland, Germany and Austria. On our 5th day we had breakfast in Germany at Lindau, morning tea in Austria (Bregenz) and dinner in Germany at Rorschach and all within 45 kilometres! A fairly seamless exercise culturally except for the Austrian requirement to drink beer for morning tea!

Our ride back to Constance was on a hot 35 ...

Now we are four

A travel blog entry by themaggiej

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... There were lots of other cyclists and the ferry was chockablock with bikes and people like us ie old! Arriving at Ohningen we let all the other cyclists disappear ahead of us and took advantage of the little cafe with the nice deck facing the lake for a morning coffee. Along the way to our evening destination of Stein am Rhein, the town we had passed through on our way from Schaffhausen to Constance just two days before, we stopped at a roadside stall selling ...

Turning heads.....

A travel blog entry by garyandlisa

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At home our Pino stands out causing much onlooking but here we blend seamlessly into a constantly moving two-wheeled backdrop. Indeed there are far more exotic machines about which tend to make our two wheeler feel a little passé. Now I'm all for blending in as I'm certainly no attention seeker. That said, I am sporting a rather attractive riding accessory which tends to attract the odd extended ...

Constance

A travel blog entry by garyandlisa

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... cities like a rocking pram calms a child. There's a warmth, a charm and a sense of appropriate scale which is immediately expunged by the introduction of motor vehicles. Thus it was wholly appropriate that our Pino adventure commence in Constance where bicycles of all shapes, sizes and vintages adorn the streets and ...

Location

This hotel, located on Hauptstrasse, Gonten, is near Abbey Library (Stiftsbibliothek) and Domkirche (Cathedral).
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