Hiking in the Alps

Category: Via Alpina – Green Trail

Adventurous hike through the snow

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September 19th 2017

Stage C4, part 1: from Elm to Ski Hut Obererbs

At half past nine I left my hotel for my hike on the first part of Stage C4 from Elm to the Ski Hut Obererbs. The weather looked rather reliable – I was prepared and equipped for the rain which was forecasted. Continue reading

From Weisstannen to Elm, but not by foot…

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September 18th 2017

Sunshine in Elm!

This morning I got on the bus in Weisstannen to go to Sargans, from where I took the train and a bus to my next destination, Elm. I felt slightly as if I was skipping class: the nice, fresh and autumnal weather was excellent for hiking… Continue reading

Old castles and good wine

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July 22nd 2017

Stage C2: Vaduz to Sargans

Shortly before nine o’clock this morning I was at the railway station of Sargans waiting for Monika and her father Werner. We took the bus to the city centre of Vaduz in the neighboring country Liechtenstein in order to return to Sargans on foot. Again the weather was beautiful. Continue reading

Through an idyllic valley …

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July 21st 2017

Stage C3a: Sargans to Weisstannen

The first part of the hike was quiet: I walked between the railway line and houses with well-maintained gardens and a view on the Castle and the Gonzen, passed under the motorway and then walked through the outskirts of Mels. The weather was beautiful. Continue reading

The Green Trail

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July 20th 2017

“Next stop Sargans”

Next stop Sargans“. Normally this announcement in the train is a sign for me and many of my fellow-travellers to start gathering our luggage, because the stop after Sargans, about 8 minutes later, will be Landquart, meaning changing to the connecting narrow gauge railway towards many different places in Canton Grisons. Continue reading

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