• Trips in Switzerland

    The Goms Bridge

    The BRIDGE over the Lamma Gorge just sways a little when crossing it. The 280 meters long suspension bridge hanging 92 meters above the river Rhône leads from Fürgangen to Mühlebach, the oldest wooden village centre in Switzerland. The opening of the bridge in 2015, with the baptism by the local hero, 2014 Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding, Patrizia Kummer, gives much easier access to…

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    The ALETSCH glacier

    The greatest glacier in the Alps – it‘s HUGE!!!! First of all it begins with a massive 900+ meters thickness of compact ICE, and this ice “river” stretches over 22 kilometres. Terrific, overwhelming, stunning…etc.….The glacier moves about 180 meters per year, 2 cm’s a day 🙂 ending up as cold, cold, water forming the river Massa. It’s difficult to explain a glacier, you just have to see…

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    Fasnacht in Basel

    The ”drey scheenschte Dääg”, or the three most beautiful days, are the 3 days where Basel celebrates the ‘carnival’ called Fasnacht. It is the largest carnival in Switzerland and dates back to at least 1376. Due to the earthquake in 1356 there is no older documented proof of the origin. The parade starts from early Monday morning, 4:00AM!!!! All light in the city centre is…

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    Leukerbad

    THERMAL water/baths is still one of the main reasons for visiting Leukerbad; at least it was for us. 3.900.000 liters of thermal water, with a temperature up to 51 °C, flows in the many pools every day, the biggest volume in Europe! Leukerbad, or Baadu as the locals call it, was already known in the Roman times. Many of the pools are just for private…