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Thayngen
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 2, Randenhus–Schaffhausen
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Reiatweg
Reiatweg
Route 902, Thayngen–Thayngen
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Thayngen
Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Schaffhauserland Bike
Schaffhauserland Bike
Thayngen
Thayngen

Thayngen

Thayngen, near Schaffhausen on the German border, is Knorrli's home town. From here the Knorr company has conquered Switzerland with Stocki instant mashed potato, bouillon cubes and Aromat seasoning. The vineyards in the sheltered region at the foot of the Reiat have long produced wine.
The region around today's Thayngen was settled as early as the Stone Age. Reindeer hunters lived in the Upper Palaeolithic Kesslerloch (cave) in Thayngen, where archaeologists found the oldest proof in all Europe of the domestication of wolves. This means that Europe's first dog lovers lived here.

Evidence of early settlements is also found in Weiher, where pile dwellings were discovered and excavated at the beginning of the 20th century. Today however, all you will find is an information panel as the settlement has been reburied for better conservation.

Thayngen's coat of arms has depicted a grape knife since the 18th century, the period when winemaking began to flourish in the region. The sheltered location at the foot of the Reiat favours the cultivation of Blauburgunder. Wine exports and the hospitality industry brought prosperity to the village and Thayngen's old guesthouses in the attractive village centre, the Sternen, Adler, Rotes Haus and Dr. Bernets Haus, all date from this time. Local wine can still be sampled in Thayngen taverns.

Industry in the farming village began to expand almost at the same time as the 1863 opening of the Badischen Railway from Schaffhausen to Singen. Today, the Knorr factory is still of great importance to Thayngen. The German parent company opened a factory in Switzerland in 1907 to avoid paying high import duties. When the Second World War broke out, Knorr began to concentrate increasingly independently on the Swiss market. As a result, very successful products, such as Aromat seasoning spice, bouillon cubes and Stocki instant mashed potato, were invented in Thayngen.

In 1944 Thayngen was the scene of a tragic error. On 25 December, a US bomber squadron attacked Thayngen. The US Air Force apologised immediately, saying that it had confused Thayngen with Singen. The mix-up remains questionable to this day as the attack took place at low level and in good visibility.

The region offers cyclists several quiet stretches alongside the vineyards. A cycle route taking about 20 minutes runs through the valley alongside the River Biber towards Hofen, passing a small lido on the way. An accessible reservoir is found on a small rise in Barzheim, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hegau's volcanic landscape.

Highlights

  • Kesslerloch – cave already used in prehistoric times, provides evidence of the earliest domestication of wolves by humans.
  • Barzheim Reservoir– panoramic view of the Hegau in southern Germany, a landscape shaped by volcanos.
  • Thayngen Church - Protestant church with windows by Alberto Giacometti, particularly worth seeing in the morning sun.
Thayngen, near Schaffhausen on the German border, is Knorrli's home town. From here the Knorr company has conquered Switzerland with Stocki instant mashed potato, bouillon cubes and Aromat seasoning. The vineyards in the sheltered region at the foot of the Reiat have long produced wine.
The region around today's Thayngen was settled as early as the Stone Age. Reindeer hunters lived in the Upper Palaeolithic Kesslerloch (cave) in Thayngen, where archaeologists found the oldest proof in all Europe of the domestication of wolves. This means that Europe's first dog lovers lived here.

Evidence of early settlements is also found in Weiher, where pile dwellings were discovered and excavated at the beginning of the 20th century. Today however, all you will find is an information panel as the settlement has been reburied for better conservation.

Thayngen's coat of arms has depicted a grape knife since the 18th century, the period when winemaking began to flourish in the region. The sheltered location at the foot of the Reiat favours the cultivation of Blauburgunder. Wine exports and the hospitality industry brought prosperity to the village and Thayngen's old guesthouses in the attractive village centre, the Sternen, Adler, Rotes Haus and Dr. Bernets Haus, all date from this time. Local wine can still be sampled in Thayngen taverns.

Industry in the farming village began to expand almost at the same time as the 1863 opening of the Badischen Railway from Schaffhausen to Singen. Today, the Knorr factory is still of great importance to Thayngen. The German parent company opened a factory in Switzerland in 1907 to avoid paying high import duties. When the Second World War broke out, Knorr began to concentrate increasingly independently on the Swiss market. As a result, very successful products, such as Aromat seasoning spice, bouillon cubes and Stocki instant mashed potato, were invented in Thayngen.

In 1944 Thayngen was the scene of a tragic error. On 25 December, a US bomber squadron attacked Thayngen. The US Air Force apologised immediately, saying that it had confused Thayngen with Singen. The mix-up remains questionable to this day as the attack took place at low level and in good visibility.

The region offers cyclists several quiet stretches alongside the vineyards. A cycle route taking about 20 minutes runs through the valley alongside the River Biber towards Hofen, passing a small lido on the way. An accessible reservoir is found on a small rise in Barzheim, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hegau's volcanic landscape.

Highlights

  • Kesslerloch – cave already used in prehistoric times, provides evidence of the earliest domestication of wolves by humans.
  • Barzheim Reservoir– panoramic view of the Hegau in southern Germany, a landscape shaped by volcanos.
  • Thayngen Church - Protestant church with windows by Alberto Giacometti, particularly worth seeing in the morning sun.

Arrival and return Thayngen

Adresse

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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Thayngen
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 2, Randenhus–Schaffhausen
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Reiatweg
Reiatweg
Route 902, Thayngen–Thayngen
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Cycling in

Thayngen
Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Mountain biking in

Thayngen
Schaffhauserland Bike
Schaffhauserland Bike