55 Konzil Radweg
55 Konzil Radweg

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Konzil Radweg

Konzil Radweg

St. Gallen–Kreuzlingen

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Konzil Radweg

Konzil Radweg

Starting in the monastery district of St. Gallen, over the chain of green hills between the Bodensee and Sittertobel, through meadows, woodland and fruit orchards down to Kreuzlingen.
The old Konstanz road represents the chequered relationship between the two cities of St. Gallen and Konstanz. Traffic between the cities increased greatly during the Council of Konstanz (1414-1418). Konstanz cloth manufacturers had cloth made at a better price in St. Gallen and local businesses supplied booming Konstanz.

The route starts in St. Gallen’s monastery district, takes the busy main road to Wittenbach and gradually enters a green landscape, the chain of hills between the Bodensee and the Sittertobel (ravine). Past white Dottenwil Castle and shaggy highland cattle at Ruggisberg to Hagenwil Castle, a well-preserved moated castle with drawbridge. Amriswil first grew larger than the surrounding hamlets with the opening of the Thurtal railway line.

The hinterland belongs to individualists who enjoy recreation between fruit orchards, meadows and woodland. Apple and pear orchards dominate the landscape in «Mostindien», in Altnau an educational trail explains fruit growing in Thurgau. The views of the Bodensee are picture-perfect; the route approaches Kreuzlingen and after crossing an invisible border, reaches Konstanz, the German Bodensee metropolis.
Starting in the monastery district of St. Gallen, over the chain of green hills between the Bodensee and Sittertobel, through meadows, woodland and fruit orchards down to Kreuzlingen.
The old Konstanz road represents the chequered relationship between the two cities of St. Gallen and Konstanz. Traffic between the cities increased greatly during the Council of Konstanz (1414-1418). Konstanz cloth manufacturers had cloth made at a better price in St. Gallen and local businesses supplied booming Konstanz.

The route starts in St. Gallen’s monastery district, takes the busy main road to Wittenbach and gradually enters a green landscape, the chain of hills between the Bodensee and the Sittertobel (ravine). Past white Dottenwil Castle and shaggy highland cattle at Ruggisberg to Hagenwil Castle, a well-preserved moated castle with drawbridge. Amriswil first grew larger than the surrounding hamlets with the opening of the Thurtal railway line.

The hinterland belongs to individualists who enjoy recreation between fruit orchards, meadows and woodland. Apple and pear orchards dominate the landscape in «Mostindien», in Altnau an educational trail explains fruit growing in Thurgau. The views of the Bodensee are picture-perfect; the route approaches Kreuzlingen and after crossing an invisible border, reaches Konstanz, the German Bodensee metropolis.
40 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 35 km
Natural surface: 5 km
380 m | 660 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Gallen
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Diversion, Bottighofen
Duration
01.03.2021 - 30.11.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, St. Gallen Heiligkreuz–Olma
Duration
24.07.2020 - 31.07.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted until the end of july 2021 due to building work. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kreuzlingen
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Services

Accommodation

B&B Orion
B&B Orion
St. Gallen
Hof Hohenwiesen
Hof Hohenwiesen
St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
St. Gallen
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
Steinebrunn
Biohof-Enderlin
Biohof-Enderlin
Winden
Rehalp
Rehalp
Bischofszell
BnB Himmelriich
BnB Himmelriich
Kümmertshausen
Wellnessfarm in
Wellnessfarm in "Harmony"
Kümmertshausen
Hotel Seemöwe
Hotel Seemöwe
Güttingen
Hof Seealp
Hof Seealp
Altnau
Hof–Tschannen
Hof–Tschannen
Illighausen
Jugendherberge Kreuzlingen
Jugendherberge Kreuzlingen
Kreuzlingen
Sporthotel Bodensee-Arena
Sporthotel Bodensee-Arena
Kreuzlingen
JUCKERs Boutique-Hotel | Restaurant Linde
JUCKERs Boutique-Hotel | Restaurant Linde
Tägerwilen
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Places

St. Gallen
St. Gallen
Amriswil
Amriswil
Kreuzlingen/Konstanz
Kreuzlingen/Konstanz
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Places of interest

Abbey District of St.Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen
City Lounge
City Lounge
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Old Town of St.Gallen
Old Town of St.Gallen
Textile Museum
Textile Museum
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
Hagenwil castle and moat
Hagenwil castle and moat
Feierlenhof in Altnau
Feierlenhof in Altnau
Altnau Pier
Altnau Pier
Seeburg Park and Seeburg Castle
Seeburg Park and Seeburg Castle
Seemuseum Kreuzlingen
Seemuseum Kreuzlingen
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Swimming

Drei Weieren St. Gallen
Drei Weieren St. Gallen
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Signalization

Signalization
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Signalization