We stayed for two weeks in a Pilgerwohnung in Wald,
taking day trips to walk each of the stages of the
Jakobsweg (Chemin de Saint Jaques, Camino de Santiago de Compostela).
To begin with we drove to a station at the end of each daily stage,
and took the train to the beginning of that stage.
Parking in these first stages was very cheap or cost nothing.
Leaving Constance, the Way went through an industrial estate
and was a little disappointing but it then continued through a forest
following a 'way of the Cross' and became very pleasant.
On this path are steps but again pleasant (not always
the case where steps are concerned) and ended at the
church in Bernrain. From here there is a view back over
Constance. We passed through a beautiful woods with
trees that were creaking, possibly due to the lack of
water over the summer. At the point at which we were
running out of water and Sue needed a break, there was a
sofa complete with cushions inviting us to rest and a
sign for pilgrims to help themselves to water from the ourside tap -
very, very, welcoming!