Rapperswil is a small town located in St Gallen canton. It’s always referred as the “Town of Roses” (Rosenstadt) because of the amazing displays we find there.
This was a day trip from our hotel located in downtown Zurich. We carried our bikes in the car and drove to Stafa.
Stafa is a little town located on the border of Zurich See. Along the way we saw many vineyards and gorgeous views of the lake.
In Stafa we didn’t ride our bikes due the hilly terrain. We just took some pictures and continued to our destination: Raperswil.
When we got there we looked for public parking and found a nice spot at Public Parking P2 , parking space #22. Catch 22! A nice way to remember where our car was located! 😉
The main attraction in Rapperswil is the Castle, so we went straight there! Rapperwil Castle was built in 1200 and has wonderful views!
Before going to the Castle we went (by bike) to the Tourism Office where we got maps and information about the main sights.
The city is very charming, with a beautiful marina and many outside cafes and restaurants. There is also this funny bench, ideal not only for resting but to take some cool shots as well! 🙂
The castle is located on the top of the hill with amazing views everywhere you look!
We went by bike all the way to Hurden! The way to go from Raperswill to Hurden is crossing a wooden bridge that is 840 meters long! Imagine that! It’s great and definitely a “must do” if you are visiting Rapperswil and love to ride a bicycle! This is, for sure, an itinerary we want to repeat in the future. We had a great time riding from Rapperswil to Hurden!
Hurden is a gem! Everything is pretty there, we felt in love with this little town!
On the way back to Rapperswil I took some pictures that show how long the bridge is! In fact it is 840 meters long! Wow! Awesome!
While riding along Rapperswil outskirts we spotted a kiosk selling wine and sausages! Time to stop and have more fun, he? The white wine (from the region) was excellent and in the exact temperature. Delicious! I could have spent the whole day there!
LA DOLCE VITA…. in Rapperswil City Center.
Dolce Vita: Yes… we couldn’t agree more!
After walking / biking along the amazing medical streets we went to the Parking Garage (cost Sfr 6.50). From there we drove to Einsiedeln, where there is a huge Monastery.
If you would like to see more pictures from Einsiedeln, please have a look on my Flickr Gallery.
From Einsiedeln we drove back to Zurich, parked our car at the hotel’s parking lot, changed our sneakers by our flip-flops and went to the “beach” (by bicycle, of course!)
The best beach along Zürich See is located very close to where we are staying, so it is a ride that takes less than 5 minutes! 🙂
It was already 7pm but the sun was shinning graciously, as in summer the sun goes down really late. Lucky us! 🙂
Look to my color! Looks like two different people seating together but this is all me! My white leg and my tanned arm! 🙂 For sure it doesn’t look like they belong to the same person!!!!! hahaha
It is SO GOOD to be at this beach!
First: Lots of young people (just like us, haha)
Second: Peaceful, safe. Everybody collects its own garbage and the grass is like hyper clean
Third: 7.30pm and under the warm sun!
The water is crystalline, when you are standing you can see all your feet nails!
Almost 8.30pm…. time to leave! The sun was not very warm anymore!
The sky stays clear till almost 10pm and this is wonderful as the days are really long in summer giving us plenty of time to enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita” !
After a gorgeous day like today, we returned to our hotel and had this gift looking outside from ours bedroom window!!!!