Baden, the Rheinfall, and Schaffhausen

I’m very much behind on my travelogue, and unfortunately, don’t have time to write in full detail about my excursions with my lovely pals Marjolein and Matthjis. Today (in just a few minutes, actually) we’re leaving on a train to go down to Lake Geneva as a belated wedding anniversary trip. We’re staying in Montreaux, and will be exploring castles, wineries, and the other delights of the “Swiss Riviera” for three whole days (a very short vacation by Swiss standards, though).

I’ve not updated the website yet, but here are links to the pictures I took while out and about in Switzerland a few weeks ago. I didn’t take any pictures in Zurich, but we had a lovely time there.

In Baden, there is a gorgeous covered bridge that is the main highlight of the city. There are also natural hot springs, but we couldn’t figure out how to get to the free baths. We did take a long walk along the river, though, and that was relaxing. It reminded me a little of the Guadalupe in Texas where, up until this year, we used to go innertubing with our friends in an annual trip. Here are the pictures I took in Baden.

While Heath and I had been to Schaffhausen before, I’d not yet viewed the Rheinfalls from the more popular side. I went alone last time to the other side, and it was pretty amazing, but it didn’t even compare to my experience on the other side. The noise, the power, and the hypnotic flow of the water was just amazing! And you can get SO CLOSE to the water that you could almost touch it as it cascaded over the rocks. We also spent some time in Schaffhausen, one of our favorite towns, which is right next to the falls. Pictures can be found here.

Gotta run! Have a train to catch!!!