Jan 152015
 

We go up on the opposite side of Montafon valley to the Bartolomberg village church (in the dark it’s well lit and can be observed through window from  Mansaura). In the church, the backs on the chairs were at oblique angle, which makes standing on the knees more comfortable than using the seats.

We are continuing by going to Rellseck. The road would be great for Nordic Walking. In beginning there’s asphalt and then the road continues in trail. While on the way we can observe a beautiful view of the valley, Mansaura can be easily seen as well. In Relsek there’s a meadow from which we can observe both the nearest city and the Rhine valley on the borders between Austria and Switzerland.

In the center of Vaduz

In the center of Vaduz

We take a look at the church in Silbertal, then we travel 300km to the Gampel in the south of Switzerland in the canton of Valais. The Mountains between Austria and Switzerland have to be bypassed by going around near the north end. There we visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. We walk through the high street (Seems like there are only tourists here), if facing upwards you can see the castle high up on the rocks.

Vaducas firstu pils

The castle of the sovereigns of Liechtenstein

In the map the next road we’re taking seems going completely straight. Looks a bit different in reality – we have to go through two mountain passes. Furka, the second pass, looks really amazing. We arrive there by the higway, which is almost 2500m high up in the mountains. Besides the highway there’s only nature that looks untouched. Snowy mountain tops seem really near.

After driving off of the Furka pass we reach the most flattest part of the road. The last 10km have to be traveled on mountain road again, upwards to Oberems, where our accommodation awaits.

Our accommodation is a small house at the slope of the mountain at the very end of the village. Through the window we can see the mountain we will climb tomorrow. Looks a bit scary.

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Translated by Jurgis

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