• Trips in Switzerland

    Mürren

    MÜRREN, a car-free, relaxing, peaceful and yet lively village, not far from Interlaken and on the way to Schilthorn. It’s situated at about 1650 meters a.s.l., with tremendous views to the impressive mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. We reached Mürren by two steps of cable cars from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. While only about 450 people live here the long list of hotels offers…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    The Salginatobel Bridge

    IF CONCRETE is your thing, this is a must see! The SALGINATOBEL BRIDGE, a few minutes’ drive from Schiers, is the only Swiss World Monument. Being on the list together with, perhaps better known by most people, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York! The bridge, completed and opened in August 1930, was declared a World Monument in 1991…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    PAXMAL

    The PAXMAL monument; if you cherish nature and peace; this is the right place. A peace monument in the Churfirsten mountains, outside Walenstadtberg, high over (1290 meters a.s.l.) the Walensee (Lake Walen) is an impressive work of art. It was built, single-handedly!, by Karl Bickel, a Swiss stamps graphic designer. It took him 25 years, from 1924 to 1949, to complete this astonishing place of…

  • Trips to Italy

    SICILY – Part 5

    Castelmola, perhaps the most beautiful village on Sicily, is situated on a mountaintop, 450 meters over the sea, offering great 360° views for example over Taormina and to Etna.   Taormina is also set on a cliff, overviewing the sea. It is a cosy, yet touristic city. Lots of souvenir shops and many nice restaurants. We also walked through the peaceful Lady Trevelyan Park. Taormina…