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Rapperswil - Jona - City of Roses

Rapperswil according to Wikipedia is "Rapperswil (Swiss German: [ˈrɑpːərʃˌʋiːl] or [ˈrɑpːərsˌʋiːl];[1] short: Rappi) is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland, located at the east side of the Lake Zurich."

Rapperswil is known as the Rose City, due to the thousands of rose bushes that grow in the gardens of the resort. Two roses feature in the town crest.

There is evidence that a settlement was here in Celt times, and there are Roman antiquities.The town developed around the 13th Century, with documentary records of the town and castle from 1229.

This castle dominates Rapperswil, and is a landmark when approached by boat.

VT mini meet to Rapperswil

Sonja yumyum had organised this VT meet Let's welcome member suvanki to Zurich!

Barbskie (Julz) and kylian74 (Ian-Grace) made up the party, along with Ian-Graces Husband and Son. We also met Julz's daughter in Zurich.

We caught the boat to Rapperswil from Zurich, arriving in Rapperswil about 1 hour 45 minutes after departing.

Our first visit was to the Castle (passing through some of the towns rose gardens and a monastery en-route) where we enjoyed views over the town and Lake, to the mountains beyond

  • Last visit to Rapperswil: Jul 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    Hey cool!! :o) I know Ian-Grace. She came to our Brugge meet :o) Enjoyed your page Sue! Hugs xx

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Sue, lovely little page with brilliant photos of your side trip to Rapperswil. It looks like you had a great time in Switzerland.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Excellent tips! I'm pleased that we had such a successful trip/VT meet to Rapperswil :-)

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    Looks like you had a nice trip here! Great photos! Gillybob greetings


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