• Trips in Switzerland

    Train to GORNERGRAT, Zermatt, Switzerland

    GORNERGRAT mountain is easily reached by the Gornergrat cog railway from Zermatt. All the way up, the view to Matterhorn, over Zermatt, to lakes and glaciers is changing dramatically during the 9 km long and winding track until the Gornergrat railway station is reached at 3089 meters a.s.l. after just over half an hour. Before leaving the station we enjoyed the direct view to Matterhorn,…

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    Christmas in Gruyères, medieval village, Switzerland

    CHRISTMAS market in Gruyères, a really small but cosy market in the beautiful medieval town. Apart from the castle and other old buildings, Gruyères is mainly known, all over the World, for the extraordinary fine cheese made here. This was also another good reason for us to visit Gruyères again. Most of the many restaurants are serving delicious cheese-fondue in all “stink-levels” 😉 , a…

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    THE abbey library, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    The ABBEY LIBRARY in St. Gallen is, without doubt, among the most beautiful libraries in the World. It is not really big, actually just one room with books on two floors. But that is also where the “just” ends. It is the oldest library in Switzerland, and among the oldest and most important in the World, too, probably founded about 1300 years ago! The actual…