Griessen is a small market town in a countryside so fruitful that it has been fought over for two thousand years.
From the largest waterfall in Europe (20 minutes away), the Rhine river winds lazily through picturesque towns and around Klettgau, providing beautiful opportunities for walking, horse-riding and boating.
The Swiss town of Bad Zurzach, 10 minutes from Griessen, is an old Roman town and a renowned thermal center, where you can "take a cure" of just relax in the hot pools.
Many other swiss localities withing 30 minutes are worth a visit:
Griessen also lies on the railway line from Basel to Schaffhausen and Singen (Germany). France is one hour away by train or car, and the province of Alsace is worth a day trip. There are also local bus lines for short explorations.
To the north and west you enter the Black Forest region of Germany, with mountains, lakes, and valleys. Sporting activities and age-old cottage industries such as glass-making and clock-making make interesting outings.
In an hour to the east, you can ride a stteamer or a surfboard on Lake Constance (Bodensee) or visit the visit the floral paradise of Mainau Island.
G. & M. Tritt
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