A refreshing walk from the town of 171 oriels to the unique little town in the very north of Switzerland.
Schaffhausen - Diessenhofen, Hiking time 2 hours 20 minutes
In Schaffhausen we cross the Rhine bridge to Feuerthalen, where we walk mostly along the banks of the Rhine and for a short stretch along the road. After about four kilometres we reach the idyllically situated place called "Paradise" (former convent grounds and restaurant) - where we have our first break.
We continue our hike through the nature-sanctuary "Schaaren", past the fortifications dating back to the Second World War, to the former convent "Katharinental" and then on to Diessenhofen. The culturally historic, interesting little town is well worth visiting.
From here you can return, by boat or train, to Schaffhausen or continue on to Stein am Rhein.
Diessenhofen - Stein am Rhein, Hiking time 2 hours 40 minutes
We can continue the hike on either side of the Rhine.
Our recommendation: we cross the huge, 200 year-old, covered, wooden bridge, which is under federal protection - which forms the border to Germany. Following the bank on the right side of the Rhine, we walk past the Nikolauskappelle (St. Nicholas' Chapel) in Obergailingen. After we carry on past Hemishofen to Stein am Rhein.
Make sure you plan enough time for sightseeing in the exemplary well-preserved medieval little town, Stein am Rhein.
We return to Schaffhausen by boat or train.
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