Another beautiful morning in Switzerland finds us on Day Two of our 5-day walk with Swiss Friends.
Two rivers run through the city of Solothurn, the Emme and the Aare. Today, we are exploring the River Emme.
We meet with our hosts at the bus stop for a short trip to the train station, then on to Ulzenstorf.
Our trek begins with a green path, dotted with houses that seem to merge into the countryside and always surrounded by flowers and greenery. The beautiful Juras Mountains are at the horizon.
A short way ahead our feet find us at Landshut Castle. It was the seat of the Lords of Uzansdorf for about two hundred years.
The castle was rebuilt in the 1600’s and exchanged hands many times over the next 200 years.
Today it is a Swiss heritage site housing the Swiss Museum for Wildlife and Hunting.
We stopped for a break and ate our packed lunches under the watchful eye of these outdoor sculptures and hangings.
More walking on our return, then a stop at the Coop, a cooperative grocery with a dining and refreshment area. Here we had the option to return by bus to the hotel or hike a bit further ending at our hotel. I opted to continue hiking.
More outdoor artwork along our return path:
We were ushered to our destination by beautiful swans and ducks guiding our way. A hearty dinner at a nearby tennis club awaited us (water fowl were not on the menu).
Thank you to our Swiss hosts for the day, Jürg, Lucie, Marie-Therese and Thomas of the infectious laugh. You made another beautiful day possible for us.