International VBOA Meeting 2020

Switzerland, Whitsun, May 29 to June 01, 2020

The International VBOA Meeting will take place in eastern Switzerland from Friday, May 29 to Monday, June 01, 2020.

We shall meet in a beautiful region of Switzerland, in Arbon, a small town with timbered houses and an interesting industrial past (and present) on the shore of Lake Constance.

Our Hotel www.hotelseegarten.ch is situated near the lake. With good weather we can have a swim nearby. The town of Arbon is within walking distance. A campsite and the public bath are nearby.

We are looking forward to meet you here. You will get more details in a few weeks. Preliminary costs will be in the in the range of earlier events: around EUR 750.- for 2 pax. Prolonging the stay will be possible at about 150.- a night.

We are about to prepare day trips for Saturday and Sunday to the region, the counties of Appenzell, St.Gallen and Thurgau and some of their tourist highlights: town of Appenzell, Kronberg cablecar and mountain view, town of Stein am Rhein, maybe the Rhine falls and a lot of winding side roads in the rolling hills.

For guests arriving earlier or leaving later we will have suggestions for further tours and sights: Zeppelin museum at Friedrichshafen, Rolls-Royce museum at Dornbirn, St. Gallen's world famous library, Mount Säntis by cablecar to 8800 ft... Most of these tours will take too much time for including in the official program.

For the Swiss VOC: Marlyse Haefliger, Paul Herrmann, Gebi Stieger, Hans Wuhrmann

updated June 15, 2019 by Hans

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Das Internationale VBOA-Treffen findet an Pfingsten, vom Freitag, 29. Mai bis Montag, 01. Juni 2020 in der Ostschweiz statt.

Wir treffen uns in einer wunderschönen Region der Schweiz, in Arbon, einer Kleinstadt mit Fachwerkhäusern und einer interessanten industriellen Vergangenheit (und Gegenwart) am Ufer des Bodensees.

Das Hotel Seegarten liegt in der Nähe des Sees. Bei gutem Wetter können wir in der Nähe baden. Die Stadt Arbon ist zu Fuss erreichbar.

Wir freuen uns, Euch hier zu treffen. In der nächten Zeit gibts mehr Details. die Kostenschätzung dürfte im Rahmen der Vorjahre bleiben, rund EUR 750.- für 2 Personen, Verlängerung ist möglich.

Wir bereiten für Samstag und Sonntag Tagesausflüge in die Region, in die Kantone Appenzell, St.Gallen und Thurgau sowie einige ihrer touristischen Highlights vor: Appenzell, Kronbergbahn, Stein am Rhein, eventuell Rheinfall und viele kurvenreiche Nebenstrassen in den sanften Hügeln.


Für Gäste, die früher anreisen oder später abreisen, haben wir Vorschläge für weitere Touren und Sehenswürdigkeiten: Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen, Rolls Royce Museum Dornbirn, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Säntisbahn  (2500m)... Diese Ziele sind für das offizielle Programm zu zeitintensiv.

Für den Schweizer VOC: Marlyse Haefliger, Paul Herrmann, Gebi Stieger, Hans Wuhrmann

aktualisiert am 15. Juni 2019, Hans

Getting to Arbon

Getting to Arbon from northwestern Europe, avoiding crowded motorways and a lot of heavy traffic.
Take the A6 to Karlsruhe, Sindelfingen, Konstanz, to Schweiz (CH)

After crossing the Swiss border do not take the motorway (green sign) at the roundabout, but the 3rd exit,to Kreuzlingen, Romanshorn.

(Kreuzlingen has a surprising amount of roundabouts and even more speed traps. Beware!)

Follow Kreuzlingen, Romanshorn and onward to Arbon, along the lake. Do not take the motorway but Arbon-West.

First roundabout, just after the COOP fuel station (note!), take the 2nd exit into Arbon,

2nd roundabout: (ALDI on the left) take 3rd exit, downhill. Past ALDI, then turn right, after 200m left and there you are: Hotel Seegarten!

 

Swiss speed limits: built-up areas 50 kmph, overland 80 kmph, and there are lots of speed traps, concealed and expensive! But then we drive veteran cars and we are not in a hurry.

Direction signs: blue - main roads, white - side roads. green - motorways, here you usually need a toll sticker, available at fuelstations, cost CHF 40.-. I think motorways are not funny, especially with veteran cars.


Alternative by motorway: entering Switzerland via Basel, follow the A1 to Zürich, then to St. Gallen. After exiting the city tunnel in St. Gallen, take the right branch (A1.1) towards Kreuzlingen,Arbon, Rorschach. Beware of the radar!

Continue to Kreuzlingen, Romanshorn. Leave at the exit 1 to Arbon West (Amriswil, Neukirch).
At the T-junction, turn right to Arbon. After 1 km you will see the two roundabouts as above.

Or, just continue until the end of the highway, at the traffic lights turn right to Arbon.
After 1.3 kms you will see the two roundabouts as above.

Hans

Hotel Seegarten, CH-9320 Arbon, www.hotelseegarten.ch

       

                

Appenzell

       Appenzell: 

                                                      a very picturesque town in the hilly country, renowned for its local arts and traditions

 3 locals and 2 friendly Vauxhallers                                                                                                              

               traditional painting by Willi Keller, collection Hans Wuhrmann      

https://www.kronberg.ch/de/berggasthaus-sommer.html

Stein am Rhein