On foot along the pilgrimage route through Switzerland
Signpost at Fischingen Monastery
Right after the monastery the ascent to Au begins.
The small church of "St. Anna and Idda" is mentioned as early as the 13th century. Idda is said to have asked for the construction of her first hermitage next to the church.
IIn Au a "pilgrim cheese" is produced in a small cheese dairy on the pilgrim trail.
From now on it is steeply uphill over many stairs to Allenwinden.
From the former pilgrim hostel 'zum Kreutz' in Allenwinden you already have a beautiful view.
The path leads ever higher and the field of vision widens.
At the Dreiländerstein (three countries stone) SG (Sankt Gallen), TG (Thurgau) and Zurich, the signposting for the pilgrims' path changes. From Constance to here it is signposted as the Schwabenweg, from now on as the Jakobsweg (via Jacobi Route 4).
On the Hörnli, 1133 metres (3717 feet) above sea level.
View from the Hörnli
Mountain inn Hörnli
Descent from Hörnli to Steg
The Gasthaus (inn) Steg is also a former pilgrims' hostel.
View from Fischenthal back to the Hörli
Overview: Way of St. James Switzerland