From April 1 to September 2, 2021, it is now possible to book a parking space on the Olma grounds online. For 15 francs per night, you get a pitch with electricity on the closed area of the Olma fair. Adults still cost 5, children 4 and dogs 3 francs. For this price, one gets toilets as well as waste water and fresh water. When booking, you get a code with which you can open the gate to the site. Everything is done online. There is no one on site.
The place is not particularly pretty, but they have made a real effort and put a few plants. The toilet cassette may be disposed of in one of the men's toilets, where they have unceremoniously laid a hose from the lavabo to the toilet bowl. This is all improvised, since it is not a fixed campsite. We have missed nothing, and the location of the place is simply not to be surpassed.
City tour in St. Gallen
For a sightseeing tour, you can't stand any better, since everything is accessible on foot. And so, we strolled through the beautiful old town of St. Gallen and visited the abbey district.
The next day again promised continuous rain, which tempted us to visit the Säntis Park. From the railing of the Olma, one is quickly at the next bus stop. The bus then takes you to the doors of the Badewelt. If you want to swim here for four hours, you have to have a big wallet as a family. The entrance fee was over 100 francs. But for such water parks, that is definitely in Swiss comparison.
Long waiting times
I know it's summer break, and it was a day that promised rain from early morning until late evening. We were logically not the only ones with the idea to spend the day there. But from the slides you have nothing at all on such a day, unless you really like to stand in line!
And so, we splashed around in the outdoor pool most of the time. A simple indoor pool would have offered us the same. We enjoyed it nevertheless and learned our lesson. We will only visit such expensive parks during the week and outside the vacation season.
The finale of our Swiss tour
The weather god took pity on my whining and the meteorologists promised a sunny day. So, we drove in the morning from the railing of the Olma to Arbon, where we were fortunately able to grab one of the two RV parking spaces at the Parking am Pärkli. Here one may stand for 8 francs 24 hours and is only a few steps away from the lakeshore.
After a snack at the nearby restaurant, our boys took to the various great playgrounds and we adults snoozed in the sun.
For us, it is certain that we would like to refuel in any case still something more sun and will look for us a nice place in the south. There will probably be Corona-conditioned no trip like last year, but we will probably rather stationary on a place that offers sun, sea and south.