A Swiss Alpine Train Ride

20 Jan

On the afternoon of January 6th, I left Chalet des Danois with Søren (Kirsten’s brother), who was driving back to his home in the beautiful Swiss town of Maienfeld, which sits along the Rhein river in a valley surrounded by the Swiss Alps. The town, which is in the eastern German-speaking part of the country near the borders with Liechtenstein and Austria, is perhaps best-known as the setting of the story Heidi. Søren was a gracious host when I visited him while backpacking around Europe in the summer of 2012, and he was again generous enough to host me on the night of the 6th after our long drive from France. The next day, Søren equipped me with plenty of food, an all-day pass for the Swiss trains, and an 8-hour travel itinerary carefully planned to zig-zag me through the Swiss Alps on my way to Geneva, where I had to catch a flight back to Denmark the next day. Below are some pictures from the trip. A special thanks to Søren for hosting me again – hopefully I’ll be back in Maienfeld this summer!


One Response to “A Swiss Alpine Train Ride”

  1. Nancy Macias January 21, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    Nathan, Another interesting blog of your skiing adventure. It almost makes me wish I was there it is so breathtakingly beautiful. But at age 77 I’ll opt out for our 50 and 60 degree weather in Sedona. Just got your postcard and thanks for sending it. Talk soon. Grandma Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:21:01 +0000 To: nancym7537@hotmail.com

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