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Rapperswil according to Wikipedia is "Rapperswil (Swiss German: [ˈrɑpːərʃˌʋiːl] or [ˈrɑpːərsˌʋiːl]; 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.
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
Wandering around the old town (Altstadt), I soon realised that this was a town of balconies. These were of different... more travel advice
Stepping outside the chapel, I spotted a few Religious pieces of craft. On the chapel wall was a fairly gruesome... more travel advice
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