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CONSTANCE to GENEVA
Jacobsweg Switzerland

Constance to Marstetten

23rd September 2018

T H E   S T A R T   O F   O U R   C A M I N O !

16.8 km

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The start of the Swiss way in Kreuzlingen





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! After a rest on the sofa, we set off across wide countryside, with old houses and cloudy skies, until we reached our goal of Märtetten.

Pilgrim stamps


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Location of photos

Our route



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