Märstetten to Tobel.

24th September 2018

We walked from Märstetten to Tobel through sweeping autumnal countryside.













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Start of Jakobsweg in Kreuzlingen

Splendid sighnposts on the way


The walk involved a little walking on tarmac but was otherwise very pleasant. Stopping in Affletrangen to visit the Reformed church , I was admiring a modern cross on the opposite side of the road. A man drew up to park in front of the adjoining house and he turned out to be the sulpter himself. We discussed his work and he was also responsible for the stone 'Way of the Cross' that we had seen earlier. His name is Bernard Lüthi. He invited us to drink coffee on his terrace and we spent a pleasant time learning of the local history and in particular about the trials of the Roman Catholic and Protestant farmers of the not too distant past. We continued on to Tobel where we also visited the church.

Photos from this section of the journey

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Coffee to start the day

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The Nelson in Maerstatten serves Guinness!

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The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want ...

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Converted barn

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Typical house style

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The countryside around Maerstetten

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A wooden boar

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Modern interpretation of Jakobsweg signs

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Farmhouse and orchard

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Chapel in Kalterbrunnen

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A country house

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Ornate Jakobsweg signposts

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The church in Affeltrangen

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Bernhard explaining his sculpture

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The church in Affeltrangen with Bernhard's cross

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The church in Tobel