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Jakobsweg from Beinwil to Welschenrohr

9th June 2019 (Whitsun))

Steeply uphill through woods (yet again!), followed by meadows and arriving at a very windy hill top with a marvellous view. Rainy trudge down roads to the bus stop.

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View from Hohe Winde hut (delicious soup!)


We took the train and bus back to Beinwil, and then followed the suggested path, winding upwards through forests and finally meadows to Hohe Winde, at 1204m the highest hill around with 360 degree views. It did, however, live up to its name of Highly Windy! The over the other side, where we had a warm soup in the Ski Hut there, and downwards through muddy cattle meadows. There was a warning about how dangerous cows can be defending their calves, and they certainly seemed interested in us! The rain got quite heavy on the way down, and so we got to test out our rain capes - not so easy in the wind. The final route was closed, and the tourist bus only ran occasionally, so we trudged down roads, through a gorge, down to Welschenrohr where we got the bus and trains back.

Photos from this section of the journey

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Beinwil monastery in the distance

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Working water wheel at Beinwil-

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Way leading through alpine pasture-

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Steep climb trhough forests (spot Sue struggling up!)

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Panorama from Hohe Winde - notice Sue middle left

Panorama from Hohe Winde

Location of the above photos

Map showing location of above photos