Thursday, November 15, 2012


Located within a piece of Switzerland that wedges into a piece of Germany that in turn wedges into Switzerland, the town of Rheinau is a great destination for a day trip from Zurich.

Home to an abbey that turned into a major center of the Counter-Reformation, Rheinau offers lots of options for shoulder season walkies.

Madeline and Kirk, our special Idaho friends, loved the peace and quiet of this cute little town on the Rhein.

This time of year, Barbara often comes to Rheinau for her walkies.

Our trip to Rheinau finally gave me a chance to enter my ancestral home, Germany!

It was super-fun to walk over to Germany across the locks. Below, you can see the inclined plane to raise boats past the locks.

After a wotten waven hike on the German side of the Rhein, we re-entered Switzerland by way of this intriguing covered bridge.

In German, "Rheinau" is pronounced like the English "rye now". Is that why the walkies made me hungry?

Dear Madeline & Kirk: The whole schnaa of your visit was super fun. Thank you for the cuddles. Mom says she apologizes for feeding you so much Swiss cheese and Swiss chocolate. Love, Tootsie


  1. Can you get too much Swiss cheese and chocolate ??

  2. Our Lady had the same question as Niels! Looks like a great place to be. Have a great day! Lee and Phod

  3. Oh wow! You went to the homeland! Boxers are from Germany too, you know. The next time you go, please give it a big "Guten Tag!" from Casey and Cinderella. :D

  4. I would love to go to the homeland and have a real German beer. Do you think they have Cheetos there too? That would be perfect.

  5. 'Shoulder season'? Hadn't heard that one before. For just a moment I wondered if it meant a time of year when doggies get carried around on their human's shoulders.
    Toodle pip!

  6. We think it's always interesting that in some places you can walk into other countries. It's a bit hard here in Australia.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. What a beautiful place! I wouldn't even mind the cold and wet if my walks looked that nice :)

  8. quite an adventure for a little dog

  9. Oh I would love to visit Rheinau! I have only ever been to Munich, but Rheinau looks wonderful! :)

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