• Trips in Switzerland

    PILATUS

    PILATUS, a mountain peaking 2132 meters above sea level, set at the Lake Lucerne, is best reached from Alpnachstad by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. And steep it is, at some stages up to 48 %!! The trip takes just about 30 minutes, slow enough to enjoy the fabulous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. And of course the atmosphere of the…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    QUINTEN

    This is a really a nice Sunday trip: QUINTEN is a very small village, situated by the north shore of the idyllic Walensee, right beneath the Churfirsten mountains. It is only reachable by boat or on foot. We went there by boat from Murg, the trip only takes a bit over 15 minutes. On this Sunday, after having lunch at one of the restaurants, we…

  • Trips to France

    THE CHEESE MAN

    IF YOU are a cheese lover, THIS place is fabulous. We will never say to any one that they HAVE to go, but here we are pretty close! 🙂Mr Bernard Antony, Cheese Master, established his first of seven cheese cellars in 1983. Today he and his team nurtures, yah, practically breeds :), and matures fantastic quality artisan made cheese, from all over France. Be it from goat,…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    FELDSCHLĂ–SSCHEN

    The Feldschlösschen brewery in Rheinfelden, the biggest brewery in Switzerland, founded in 1876 was on our bucket list for long. Eventually we fixed a date for a visit with a guided tour on the premises. A tour on more or less any brewery tells a lot of history, this was no exception. Seeing the huge old copper vessels, the bottling/filling equipment is impressive. We also…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    THE FURKA PASS

    The Furka Pass road is where part of the 007 movie Goldfinger was shot, with Sean Connery squeezing his Aston Martin in the many hairpin curves. One of our sightseeing stops were by the RhĂ´ne Glacier. This is probably the easiest way to get close to a glacier – and not only close, very close, in fact directly INTO the glacier!!! Every year, since 1870,…

  • Trips to Italy

    MILANO

    Milano, Milan. We have visited this beautiful and lively city several times. Last time was June this year. We had pre-booked dinner on the Tram Ristorante ATMosfera on a Friday evening. Two old passenger trams have been converted into restaurants. There are two departure times per day, 20:00 and 20:30 and each tram seats just 24 persons. Making a reservation for just two persons can…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    TRIFT BRIDGE

    The Trift Bridge, built in 2009, is by its span of 170 meters, and also one of the highest suspension bridges in the Swiss Alps, a challenging walk for the brave ones 🙂 But the view from the middle of the bridge is fabulous – if you dare keeping your eyes open – to the Trift Glacier itself, the glacier lake deeeeep below you and of…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    PIZOL hike

    Yesterday, 1st August, we had planned a hike on the Pizol high altitude trail. Because of heavy wind on the plateau, we were advised to make a stop on the cable car middle station by Pardiel. From there we could still enjoy an easy hike of just 3.7 kilometres. The Heidipfad (Heidi track/path) is a well maintained path, the first part of it even suitable…