This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dachsen. To help you make friends with Dachsen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Dachsen, Switzerland, is located in the north of the country in the canton of Zürich, close to the German border. Around two thousand people live in Dachsen, which is around forty minutes away from the city of Zürich. The official language is German. The village is situated in the so called “green lung” of the canton. The region has a particularly rural charm and scenic vineyards, which stretch all the way to Germany; therefore, it is a popular destination with city dwellers from Zürich, who want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city for the weekend.
Apart from the beautiful nature, tourists can visit well-known sights such as the nearby Rheinfall, (in English, "Rhine Falls"). It is an impressive waterfall, which is among the three biggest in Europe. The enchanting Laufen Castle is situated nearby, overlooking the waterfall. It is certified as a Swiss Heritage Site of National Significance.
The climate is moderate and continental. In summer, the maximum mean temperatures range from twenty-one to twenty-four degrees Celsius. During the winter, the daily maximum temperatures can drop to zero degrees Celsius.
If you want to stay in the area of Dachsen, there are options for Dachsen, Switzerland hostels, hotels, and holiday apartments. Keep in mind that your Dachsen, Switzerland hostel is usually open only from March to October. Check your Dachsen, Switzerland hostel page for the precise dates. However, if you want to come to the region in winter, you can try out the nearby town of Schaffhausen. There you can find additional hostels and other cheap budget accommodations.
Tourists who enjoy historic architecture should check out Andelfingen, which is ten minutes’ drive from Dachsen. It is the regional centre of Zurich's wine country, with historic buildings and a lovely castle. The castle garden is famous throughout Switzerland. The villages of the Stammer Valley are renowned for the scenic, timber-framed buildings. They are the oldest and most beautiful of their kind in Switzerland. If you want to get really close to the Rhine Falls on the water, you can book a boat tour, which gives you the opportunity to see the impressive waterfalls from a completely different and dramatic view.
Written by local enthusiast for Dachsen hostelsFlo