593 Nordspitze Panoramaweg
593 Nordspitze Panoramaweg

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Nordspitze Panoramaweg

Nordspitze Panoramaweg

Bargen–Bargen

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Nordspitze Panoramaweg

Nordspitze Panoramaweg

This walking tour combines history and botany. The route goes past the protected botanical gem called «Tannbüel» with its numerous orchid species to the northernmost point of Switzerland, the historical landmark number 593.
The start, and also the destination of this hike is Bargen, the northernmost village of Switzerland. Bargen is not a typical border town, it has retained its original agricultural character - despite access to the motorway. The village, as well as the whole of the route is located within the protection zone of the Randen foothills.

The historical landmark number 593 is located in the centre. At this «Black Stone», as the landmark is often called in popular jargon, exiled or condemned people were deported to Germany by the Schaffhausen nobility in former times.

On the trail enjoy both unforgettable views of the Swiss Alps in the south and the beauty of the local Randen forest. The protected botanical jewel, «Tannbuel», is known for its more than 20 different varieties of orchid which are in full bloom in the months of May and June. Besides the orchids, with the Lady's Slipper as the main variety, several other flowers and plants bloom in this area.

Furthermore, internationality also plays an important role. The entire route alternates between the countries of Switzerland and Germany. Grill your food at the picnic area by the landmark on Swiss soil, and eat it on German territory – and there are not more than five metres in between.
This walking tour combines history and botany. The route goes past the protected botanical gem called «Tannbüel» with its numerous orchid species to the northernmost point of Switzerland, the historical landmark number 593.
The start, and also the destination of this hike is Bargen, the northernmost village of Switzerland. Bargen is not a typical border town, it has retained its original agricultural character - despite access to the motorway. The village, as well as the whole of the route is located within the protection zone of the Randen foothills.

The historical landmark number 593 is located in the centre. At this «Black Stone», as the landmark is often called in popular jargon, exiled or condemned people were deported to Germany by the Schaffhausen nobility in former times.

On the trail enjoy both unforgettable views of the Swiss Alps in the south and the beauty of the local Randen forest. The protected botanical jewel, «Tannbuel», is known for its more than 20 different varieties of orchid which are in full bloom in the months of May and June. Besides the orchids, with the Lady's Slipper as the main variety, several other flowers and plants bloom in this area.

Furthermore, internationality also plays an important role. The entire route alternates between the countries of Switzerland and Germany. Grill your food at the picnic area by the landmark on Swiss soil, and eat it on German territory – and there are not more than five metres in between.
14 km | 1 Stage
520 m | 520 m
3 h 45 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bargen SH, Dorf
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Hint
Because it is a cross-border route, it is necessary to carry valid identity papers.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bargen SH, Dorf
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Schaffhauserland Tourismus
Vordergasse 73
8200 Schaffhausen
Tel. +41 (0)52 632 40 20
info@schaffhauserland.ch
www.schaffhauserland.ch

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