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    The VERENA Gorge, Solothurn, Switzerland

    The VERENA GORGE, just outside Solothurn, invites all to a short and easy walk-through along a rippling stream in a fairytale landscape with mossy stones and narrow bridges where you wouldn´t wonder if trolls shows up. Many of the places we find are completely random others by thorough research. The Verena gorge is an example of a mix, Lene had seen a picture of the…

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    CHEESE-FONDUE IGLOO, Adelboden, Switzerland

    OMG! It was an incredible experience, sitting in Europe’s largest igloo – seating 200 guests in rooms of various sizes and with different decorations of ice sculptures or reliefs made directly in the ice-cold snow walls. The fondue-igloo is built on Engstligenalp at a height of 1964 meters high above Adelboden. The easiest access is by cable car from Unter dem Birg about 4 km…

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    POËTA-RAISSE, a hidden gorge, Switzerland

    POËTA-RAISSE, a well hidden gorge in the French speaking part of Switzerland is probably one of the most beautiful gorge hikes in this region of Val de Travers. Poëta actually (perhaps?) means awful or terrible… And in the old days where the path followed the stream, there were definitely some horribly difficult places to cross. Since then, the path has been made accessible for normal…

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    SUSTENPASS, beautiful mountain pass, Switzerland

    The SUSTENPASS is the 10th highest mountain pass in the Swiss Alps with its 2224 meters elevation. The pass has been known as a mule pass for trading and used since the 17th century but was never strategically important, so the road used today was built as late as from 1938-1946. But for us tourists and travelers it is a very interesting and beautiful pass.…

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    RIVER CRUISE from Basel to Strasbourg and back

    RIVER CRUISE on the RHINE was not really an old and long dream, but we had sometimes considered a cruise on a sea. Then we took a quick decision one day, and booked a river cruise on the Rhine, with just 2 nights and including a visit to Strasbourg with its beautiful Christmas market as a highlight before returning to Basel. This could be, and…

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    TRAVERSINER STEG, a wooden stairs bridge, Switzerland

    TRAVERSINER STEG II, is a wooden bridge over the wildest part of the Viamala Gorge. Designed by the worldwide renowned engineer and bridge builder Jürg Conzett and built in 2005. The “II” because it is the second bridge – the first, in complete different design, was destroyed by falling rocks a few years before just three years after being built. The Traversiner bridge is part…

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    CHRISTMAS market in ARLESHEIM

    The Christmas Market in Arlesheim, just outside of Basel, is open ONE day every year. Here in 2019 it will be on Saturday 30 November from 12 – 20:00! On and around the Domplatz (Church Square) there are more than 100 boots selling home crafted quality items and lots of places with delicious food and drinks. One of the major differences of this market it…

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    BRONTALLO, medieval village in Ticino, Switzerland

    BRONTALLO is the first village in the Lavizzara valley, after turning right in Bignasco and following the Maggia River. Brontallo is a typical Ticino stone house village, all houses covered with heavy stone plates as roofs, picturesque and beutiful in its simple architecture , with stunning and breathtaking views from 715 meters above sea level over the valley and the local vineyards. High above Brontallo,…

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    The 494 meters long CHARLES KUONEN BRIDGE, Switzerland

    The Charles Kuonen Bridge, Europabrücke, or the Randa Suspension Bridge, is by its 494 meters a world record long bridge at 2090 meters height a.s.l. and can be reached by several hiking trails. Since its opening late July 2017, it has been on our list of “we-simply-must-go-there-one-day” places. But how and from where? It is not just around the corner, on the maps it looks…