• Trips in Switzerland

    The Verzasca Valley

    Valle Verzasca, or the Verzasca Valley, in Ticino/Tessin is a beautiful place. One very, very interesting and relaxing place is the river itself, great for swimming in the crystal clear (and cold) water or just a picnic at one of the huge rocks. We always make a stop by the beautiful bridge; Ponte dei Salti, a double arch stone bridge, built in the seventeenth century.…

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    Sleeping on the top

    Sleeping in a hotel 1924 meters above sea level is a special thing. As promised in our post from the visit at Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, hereby a post about a less smart hike. Luckily ending good. 🙂 After leaving Aescher-Wildkirchli we headed for our goal, the Berggasthaus (“mountain hotel”) Schäfler where we had booked in advance. The hike was carefully planned, but at some point a sign…

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    Sleeping in a Wine Barrel

    From 5-star to a night in a wine barrel, we love it all. This time we went to Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Germany. The Wild family offers 8 sets of wine barrels, one sleeping barrel and one barrel divided in a seating area and a toilet room. All placed in the middle of the wine fields outside the charming village Sasbachwalden. After arrival, a basket full…

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    Luxury in Interlaken

    Interlaken is the gateway to the Lauterbrunnen Valley; fantastic water falls, some of the greatest mountain visits, including Schilthorn, Mönch, Eiger etc. More about this in later posts 🙂 This time our trip was mainly about a stay at the fantastic 5-star Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage by the Aare river in Interlaken. Just a treat for one night. From arrival to departure we couldn’t ask…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    CORIPPO

    Corippo, the smallest village in Switzerland, with only 12 (13?) inhabitants, is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Verzasca Valley. Walking around in the narrow, and steep, alleys is like going back decades. Charming, calm, quiet, relaxing, stunning – all at the same time. No wonder some people, perhaps 800 years ago, wanted to settle here. At some point of…

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    Golf in the Alps

    Do you play golf? If you live in Switzerland, or just come on a short or long visit, then you WANT to, and MUST play this course! The Severiano Ballesteros Course of Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, the European Tour course in Switzerland, is simply fantastic. It will blow you away – not only by being technically difficult, but also because you will constantly be distracted by…

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    Brienzer Rothorn

    Have you ever been on the Brienzer Rothorn? Why not? Find a day in your calendar. This mountain, easily reached by the very old, but just as famous, steam rack railway from Brienz, is a MUST-GO! After finding a seat, just relax, enjoy the ever changing nature passing by – first the woods – then it opens up, suddenly you see the lake from different…

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    The dam at Verzasca

    Another place we have visited several times. The Verzasca Dam in Tessin / Ticino. Apart from the everyday practical function, this is place of the spectacular James Bond bungee jump – 220 meters!!!! Why James Bond? Well it was here Pierce Brosnan, or his stand-in that is, jumped in the beginning of the movie GoldenEye from 1995. In the movie it was claimed to be…

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    Rheinschwimmen

    Rheinschwimmen (swimming in the Rhine) is a spectacular way to see Basel 🙂 You can do it individually all days during summer, or take part in the big yearly official Basler Rheinschwimmen, this year (2017) 15 August. To be on the safe side, always use a watertight swimming bag, we recommend the original from Wickelfisch, see link below, it keeps your stuff dry and is good to…

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    From top to top

    We never completed this visit. Because of a severe strong wind the bridge were closed. And shortly after arrival to the top, we were advised to take the “….last cable car down!” again. Damn, trust us, we could move fast 🙂 Arriving at the starting point we had a great lunch, sitting outside enjoying the sun – and the view to the summit with the…