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  • Trips in Switzerland,  Trips to Germany

    Hiking to Jakobsfelsen in Switzerland

    The story that was almost not becoming a story….! Our plan was to drive to Merishausen, find a parking spot and then we just had a relatively short hike to Jakobsfelse – Jakobs Rock. The first part went as planned, we found a good place to park just outside Merishausen. Then began our trip upwards to the forest of Verenafohren on the border to Germany.…

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    Hiking along Klöntalersee – Switzerland

    Kloentaler lake

    Spring is coming, we are looking forward to getting out and together again, for example for a picnic and barbecue. Here is a great place to start: LAKE KLÖNTAL, Klöntalersee, is a just 5-kilometer long alp lake, almost surrounded by mountains. The area around the lake is well-known among hikers and everyone else who just wants to relax and perhaps enjoy a picnic with a…

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    Geograhical center of Switzerland

    ÄLGGIALP is where the geographical center of Switzerland is located. A very tranquil, silent, and absolutely beautiful place with just some 15-20 houses in the relatively flat area, including the most picturesque little 200 years old chapel, a mountain restaurant, and a farm with a cheese dairy making the most delicious alp cheese which can be bought directly from the shelves for a very fair…

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    A MONASTERY and a MOUNTAIN pass in one day

    This time our day trip was a good mix of CULTURE and NATURE! The first target was the IBERGEREGG mountain pass at just 1.406 meters a.s.l., a beautiful, sometimes steep (13 %) 20 km drive from Schwyz to Oberiberg. In the winter the area is crowded with skiers and snowshoe hikers, in summer a paradise for hiking and mountain biking. In clear conditions, views to…

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    BASEL OLD TOWN, Switzerland

    The OLD TOWN (Altstadt) of BASEL includes a lot of historic buildings, some of which are around 700 years old and most of them in very good conditions. Luckily maintenance of these beautiful houses has a high priority. Most of the old town areas are easy to walk through, and some steep streets and steps here and there just add to the charm of the…

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    MODERN ART? In the middle of beautiful nature…

    HURRY UP! If you want to enjoy this spectacular modern piece of art, a suburban house completely covered by mirrors on all walls and even the roof, you will need to come to Schönried soon, the mirror house, called Mirage Gstaad, will only be on display until February 2021 (perhaps to March)! From the parking spot by the railway station in Schönried, it is just…

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    LÖTSCHENTAL, beautiful Swiss valley

    LÖTSCHENTAL, a long (27 kilometers) and quiet valley in the Bernese Alps, offers about 200 kilometers of hiking trails in unspoiled nature with rivers, glaciers, lakes, forest, and view to lots of surrounding 3 – 4.000 meters high mountain peaks. At the end of the main road through the valley, the starting point for hiking is a huge parking place with a fantastic view of…

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    STEIN am RHEIN, medieval village in Switzerland

    STEIN am RHEIN, literally, Stone by the Rhine, and originally just a fishing village, is a small town with just about 3500 inhabitants. The more than 1000 years old historic medieval center, still with the old gate towers and walls, is full of the most beautiful old houses with fantastic frescoes painted on many of the facades. Most of them around the town hall square.…

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    Hiking by the Thur Waterfalls in Toggenburg

    In May we went for our first hike in the Toggenburg area. Close to the town Unterwasser, we wanted to see the Thur Waterfalls, Thurwasserfälle. We parked by the Hotel Sternen, but there are also parking spots for Mobilhomes just 100 meters away from the path to the waterfalls.  The path follows the river Thur and into the Chamber Gorge (Chämmerlitobel). Arriving at the waterfalls,…

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    MOUNT PILATUS, Switzerland

    MOUNT PILATUS, another very well-known mountain massif in Switzerland with lots of hiking opportunities, can be reached by foot, cable car, or by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world – opened way back in 1889, with a gradient of up to 48 %!!! So, guess which one we decided on! After parking on the huge parking lot (chargeable) by the foot of Pilatus, in…