The Way of St. James stage Neuhaus - Rapperswil I have made several times. That's why there are photos from a spring and a summer hike.
The hike ïm July 2018 began in Neuhaus with a surprise. The Jakobskapelle was scaffolded.
Spring view shortly after Neuhaus. In the background you can see the Mürtschenstock.
Blossoming fruit trees and snow in the mountains, a picture from the spring hike
Ahead lies the Eschenbach
Shortly before Eschenbach the Way of St. James leads onto the main road.
Marching in on the main road to Eschenbach
In the middle of Eschenbach stands the "Haus zum Sternen". It was built between 1712 and 1714 and, along with the historic Custorhaus, is considered the only half-timbered building in the village with a typical "French" roof truss. The guest room was located on the second floor.
After Eschenbach, the Way of St. James leads on the road. It goes uphill. Approx. 100 meters in altitude have to be mastered.
On the hill we discover this sign on a barn. We don't even want to think that far.
Now it goes a bit through the forest.
After a short swerve to the left and crossing the Eggwald, we see Lake Zurich on the left.
and on the other side the 1115m high Bachtel.
Now the path always leads in the shade through the forest and ends on a terminal moraine.
Again, there is a beautiful view of Lake Zurich.
Here we hike straight ahead on the ridge in the direction of Rapperswil.
stacked stones on the wayside
There must be a primal instinct that leads people to pile stones on top of each other. In the past, this probably served to mark the way.
Ideal break station in Untertägernau.
Already Rapperswil with its striking towers lies before us.
Way to the Rapperswil Castle
At Lake Zurich