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Bargen SH
Randen Weg
Randen Weg
Route 901, Schleitheim–Merishausen
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Route 593, Bargen–Bargen
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Bargen SH

Bargen, the northernmost place in Switzerland, is not a typical Swiss border village. The village is characterised by agriculture and is surrounded by unspoilt natural landscape, which can be explored on peaceful paths.
«Couple of houses, couple of gardens, a little forest and a little land, a little village on the border...». Chansonier Dieter Wiesmann created these words (loosely translated) for Bargen. At one time the border location was used by the authorities of Canton Schaffhausen, who rid themselves of criminals by banishing them over Switzerland's northernmost border into Germany. That is why the border stone is called «Schwarzer Stein» (black stone), although it is actually grey. It lies on the hiking and biking trail and is easily reached from Bargen.

Bargen has retained its rural character despite its location on the border to Germany and on the motorway. Thus the village surroundings have also been saved from development incentives and scenic highlights such as the Tannebüehl nature reserve and Randen protected area have remained intact.

The entire Bargen Municipality is part of the Randen protected area, a branch of the Tafeljura belonging to the Jura range. The mountain ridges and slopes of the Randen are habitats for many species that in the meantime have become rare in the Mitteland. The Randen is criss-crossed by a network of hiking trails leading to various high tower structures. Visitors can admire views across the extensive region from the 40-metre-high Hagenturm (tower) near Bargen.

A variety of orchids flourish in the calcareous soil of the Tannbüel nature reserve near Bargen, The bright colours enjoyed on Tannbüel in May and June are mainly thanks to the yellow-red lady's-slipper. The priceless meadows in which other species of flowers also flourish are due not least to extensive agricultural use of the area. Today the Randen farmers, together with nature-conservation organizations, strive to maintain this culturally landscaped habitat.

Highlights

  • Randen protected area - the Jurassic chain of hills is home to a wide variety of species and can be explored along hiking trails and from the Randen towers.
  • Tannbüel nature reserve - hundreds of brightly coloured orchids enhance the magic of Tannbüel in spring.
  • Schwarzer Stein (black stone) - at one time, criminals were banished to Germany at Switzerland's northernmost boundary stone.
Bargen, the northernmost place in Switzerland, is not a typical Swiss border village. The village is characterised by agriculture and is surrounded by unspoilt natural landscape, which can be explored on peaceful paths.
«Couple of houses, couple of gardens, a little forest and a little land, a little village on the border...». Chansonier Dieter Wiesmann created these words (loosely translated) for Bargen. At one time the border location was used by the authorities of Canton Schaffhausen, who rid themselves of criminals by banishing them over Switzerland's northernmost border into Germany. That is why the border stone is called «Schwarzer Stein» (black stone), although it is actually grey. It lies on the hiking and biking trail and is easily reached from Bargen.

Bargen has retained its rural character despite its location on the border to Germany and on the motorway. Thus the village surroundings have also been saved from development incentives and scenic highlights such as the Tannebüehl nature reserve and Randen protected area have remained intact.

The entire Bargen Municipality is part of the Randen protected area, a branch of the Tafeljura belonging to the Jura range. The mountain ridges and slopes of the Randen are habitats for many species that in the meantime have become rare in the Mitteland. The Randen is criss-crossed by a network of hiking trails leading to various high tower structures. Visitors can admire views across the extensive region from the 40-metre-high Hagenturm (tower) near Bargen.

A variety of orchids flourish in the calcareous soil of the Tannbüel nature reserve near Bargen, The bright colours enjoyed on Tannbüel in May and June are mainly thanks to the yellow-red lady's-slipper. The priceless meadows in which other species of flowers also flourish are due not least to extensive agricultural use of the area. Today the Randen farmers, together with nature-conservation organizations, strive to maintain this culturally landscaped habitat.

Highlights

  • Randen protected area - the Jurassic chain of hills is home to a wide variety of species and can be explored along hiking trails and from the Randen towers.
  • Tannbüel nature reserve - hundreds of brightly coloured orchids enhance the magic of Tannbüel in spring.
  • Schwarzer Stein (black stone) - at one time, criminals were banished to Germany at Switzerland's northernmost boundary stone.

Arrival and return Bargen SH

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Reiat Tourismus
Drachenbrunnenweg 5
8240 Thayngen
Tel. +41 (0)52 645 00 18
info@reiat-tourismus.ch
www.reiat-tourismus.ch

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Bargen SH
Randen Weg
Randen Weg
Route 901, Schleitheim–Merishausen
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Nordspitze Panoramaweg
Nordspitze Panoramaweg
Route 593, Bargen–Bargen
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Mountain biking in

Bargen SH
Schaffhauserland Bike