• Trips in Switzerland

    More wonderful places in Switzerland

    Come along with us on a long weekend trip to Dent de Jaman, Chillon Castle, Pissevache, Montreux Riviera, Vevey, and the vineyards around Yvorne. An interesting list of sights, and we managed to experience it all during just a long weekend due to good planning. An exciting train trip from Montreux brought us to the foot of the mountain Dent de Jaman where the cozy…

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    GWATT, camping and birds at Lake Thun

    GWATT with the Bonstetten Park, near Thun, is a small paradise. On this small area, with just about 1,5 kilometer of hiking path close to the lakeshore of Lake Thun, it is possible to jog, walk, have a picnic or barbecue, swim, paddle kayak, stand up paddling, and all other sorts of water activities, children can play on the playground and there is also a…

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    SOLOTHURN, the Swiss medieval town of “11”


    ELEVEN, ELF, UNDICI, ONCE, ONZE, ELLEVE, 11. The number eleven has turned out to be the “holy” number for the medieval town Solothurn. There are so many places and situations where 11 show up. 11 fountains, 11 churches, 11 bells in the cathedral, and even a huge clock, the famous Solothurn Uhr, only showing from 1 to 11 and much more 😊.  Just wander around…

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    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…