I was on the train to a client in Schaffhausen when I noticed the most gorgeous little city with a bridge in the middle of it. It was leafy green with terracotta roofs peeping out and the beautiful green Rhine flowing at its heart. My eyes literally bulged out, I quickly got out my phone to open maps to find out exactly where I am, but because I was in Germany at the time, my phone didn't have any internet so I couldn't work it out.
Fast forward some months and I took Patrick back to Schaffhausen to see the Rhinefall. I told Patrick about this little mysterious city i saw... I didn't know when it would pop up but I told him to keep an eye out... Together with his Swiss knowledge and my investigative-reading-road-sign skills, we worked it out to be Laufenburg!
Fast forward some more months later and we finally got our act together to make a day trip of it. We went on a Sunday so the city was quiet and quaint - we hiked up a mountain (okay, it was a hill) to reach this gorgeous lookout (okay, it was someone's driveway) overlooking these cute goats and picture perfect views of the city. The bridge in the city acts as a border between Switzerland and Germany and a border control office sits on the Swiss side as a reminder.
This town has to be one of my favourites I've seen so far... so picturesque - I definitely recommend a visit!