My first few impressions of bordering town Thayngen
Thayngen (pronounced: Tie-in-gen) is in the Schaffhausen canton here in Switzerland (the same canton where I live) and sits right on the border to Germany. Although these photos aren’t very new, I’ve been to Thayngen a number of times, mostly to go to my current veterinarian. I almost lived here and I wonder if maybe I’d prefer it to my little village. The grass is always greener on the other side, right? Although, it seems very quiet and not too busy for a town of this size.
According to Wikipedia, as of December 2009, Thayngen had a population of almost 5,000 people. There are a variety of shops including the two major Swiss chain supermarkets Coop and Migros. Just a little further from the shops, you’ll be back in the countryside. A balance of half and half.
I wanted to share Thayngen with all of you mostly to show you what a normal town looks like in Switzerland. Villages like the one I live in are quite popular, but I imagine towns like this are even more so. Now just imagine a few places like my village, Thayngen, Schaffhausen (which you’ll hopefully see soon!), Zürich, and you may just have an almost-perfect image of Switzerland.
I love how there are patches of grass with cows and sheep right between houses in the middle of neighborhoods.
Can you spot the horse in the middle there?
Take a look to the very right, that’s Migros.