Get some exercise and get away from it all…Easy hiking and from time to time a bench to rest and enjoy yourself: Welcome to Hemmental’s Bench Trail.
OberbergThe ascent is accomplished. Take a seat! “Where a thousand trees support the skies, we are very near to the Lord. He has something to say to all of us, do we still understand his language? Hear the soft rustling in the trees say: ‘Take care of the village, take care of the woods and fields!” Then we don’t want to ever change, we already have paradise on earth” (extract from the Hemmental song)HohlenbuckThe ideal romantic bench. Should you be on your own, be patient: Your turn will come.LankholzereggNearly the highest point of the bench trail. You are standing on seabed. The Jurassic sea has, however, disappeared. Yet under the limestone boulders there are still fossilised Ammonites and sea urchins.Uf der Höhi (High up)At least geographically seen, you are up ‘on the heights’ now. After the Jurassic sea, Allerheiligen Monastery (All Saints’) in Schaffhausen had the plateau below it. However, fossilised monks are searched for in vain. What remains is just the name: Chlosterfeld.
GerenbuckBe careful! You could be ambushed by a clover devil here. Or a ‘Maged’ angel will smile at you. Or you will be surrounded by ’Guguuchele’ – the local names of the broomrape, primrose and dandelion.Försteracker (Forester’s acre)Some only see trees, whilst others the genetic reservoir of old fruit varieties – starting with pears till all the way to ‘z’ names. HohraahölzliTake your time and enjoy the view from here onto the road leading to Schaffhausen… and of people rushing around.SpiegelhaldeJust like in real life, the bench trail isn’t always ‘on the sunny side of life’. However, the shady side also offers beautiful views. Reservoir Above you with the unusual clock: The reservoir with the water gauge. Opposite with the proper clock: St. Nicholas’ village church. GuggentalThe last bench. Perhaps you still have time for a quick look at St. Nicholas’s or for a drink in a restaurant – peace or cheerfulness. Either way, we hope that you found both on the way.
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