Start: Kreuzlingen on Lake Constance (TG)
Accommodation: Seminar- und Gästehaus Bodensee-Arena
Short description: The Bodensee Arena is the largest center for sports, leisure, culture and fun around Lake Constance.
How to get there: The Bodensee-Arena is reachable within a 5-minute walk from the Konstanzer and Kreuzlinger train stations.
About Kreuzlingen: With more than 21,700 inhabitants, Kreuzlingen is the second largest city in the canton of Thurgau and the largest Swiss city on Lake Constance. Kreuzlingen offers the most comprehensive educational offer in the canton of Thurgau, excellent sports facilities and a diverse cultural landscape. Kreuzlingen arose from the merger of the three villages Egelshofen, Emmishofen and Kurzrickenbach in the late 20s. The name "Kreuzlingen" goes back to the Augustinian monastery "cruzelin" founded by the Bishop of Constance in 1125.View Accommodation
Stage 1: Hulftegg (SG)
Accommodation: Gasthaus Hulftegg
About Hulftegg: Hulftegg Pass (el. 954 m.) is a mountain pass between the cantons of Zürich and St. Gallen. It connects Mühlrüti in the municipality of Mosnang and Steg in the municipality of Fischenthal in the Töss Valley.
The pass lies between the Toggenburg in St. Gallen and the valley of the Töss River in Zürich. The pass road has a maximum grade of 10 percent. At the summit, the popular restaurant & guesthouse "Gasthaus Hulftegg" is located. From the pass, there are hiking trails to climb the surrounding peaks, including the Hörnli and the Schnebelhorn.
Stage 2: Einsiedeln (SZ)
Accommodation: SJBZ Allegro
About Einsiedeln: Located in the heart of central Switzerland, this pre-alpine high-altitude landscape is popular with hikers and bikers.
The impressive center and destination of enthusiastic pilgrims is the baroque monastery from the 18th century.
The famous "Camino de Santiago" leads here. Numerous pilgrim hostels of the past transformed into hotels for visitors and pilgrims.
In summer, the destination offers a large hiking network, but also routes for bikers. Even on bad weather days, Einsiedeln offers art-historical highlights with special museums such as the mineral or gingerbread museum.
Stage 3: Sarnen (OW)
Accommodation: Hotel Metzgern
About Sarnen: Sarnen is a small historic town, a municipality, and the capital of the canton of Obwalden situated on the northern shores of Lake Sarnen.
In Sarnen, excellent shopping and cultivated hospitality characterize a small-town atmosphere. A place that has a lot to tell thanks to its eventful history and vibrant culture. Sarnen is the starting point to many beautiful destinations such as the mountain peaks of Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Titlis or the cities of Lucerne and Interlaken. In addition, the alpine winter sports stations Melchsee-Frutt, Panorama World Lungern-Schönbüel, Mörlialp, Meiringen-Hasliberg and Engelberg-Titlis can be reached within a short time.
Stage 4: Interlaken (BE)
Accommodation: Interlaken River Lodge
About Interlaken: Interlaken is a traditional holiday resort in the mountainous Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. The city is located in a narrow, long valley between the emerald-green Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The Aare, which flows through the community, is lined on both banks of old wooden houses and parks. In the surrounding mountains, with their dense forests, alpine meadows and glaciers, there are numerous hiking trails and ski slopes.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Interlaken became famous for its impressive mountain scenery and has been traveled by well-known contemporaries, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Stage 5: Gurnigelbad (BE)
Accommodation: Berggasthof Gurnigelbad
About Gurnigelbad: The Gurnigelbad, which is located in the municipality of Riggisberg, was one of the largest and best-known spa hotels in Switzerland in the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century.
The water of three strong sources of sulfur and iron was considered as healing and was partially drunk, partly used to bath in. The sulphurous springs on the Gurnigel are a magnet for guests from Switzerland and abroad. The "Grand Hotel Gurnigel", also known as "Berggasthof Gurnigelbad", is being developed into the largest hotel in Switzerland. After many years of change and use, the hotel is now a popular destination.
Stage 6: Broc (FR)
Accommodation: Vuadens Wego Hotel
About Broc: The village of Broc is located between Bulle and Charmey, on a plateau between the lake of La Gruyère and the mountains.
South of Broc, at the foot of the Dent de Broc, the chapel of Notre-Dame des Marches (rebuilt in 1705) is located. The building used to be an important pilgrimage chapel. The museum, which opened in 2010 by the chocolate manufacturer Cailler is very popular. Visitors will learn about the history of the Cailler brand and how the company, founded in 1819, changed chocolate production several times.
The lifelike staging of the world of cocoa takes visitors from the temples of the Aztecs through the centuries to the surrounding Gruyère region in Switzerland. The museum is the most visited tourist attraction in French-speaking Switzerland.
Destination: Lausanne on Lake Geneva (VD)
Accommodation: Youth Hostel Lausanne Jeunotel
About Lausanne: Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva in the French-speaking canton of Vaud in Switzerland.
The city hosts the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee as well as the Olympic Museum and the Olympic Park on the shores of the lake. Away from the lake, the hilly old town with its medieval streets full of small shops and a Gothic cathedral with an elaborately decorated facade from the 12th Century await visitors from around the world. The 19th century Palais de Rumine houses spectacular art and science museums.