• Trips in Switzerland

    OESCHINENSEE, Lake Oeschinen, Switzerland

    OESCHINEN LAKE in the summertime is a completely different experience as in the wintertime. The last time we visited was for the Ice Walk – fantastic! But this time it was without snow and together with good friends. Again, with the cable car from Kandersteg to the mountain station and then just 1,4 km almost flat hike to one of the restaurants, the Zur Sennhütte,…

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    RIVER CRUISE from Basel to Strasbourg and back

    RIVER CRUISE on the RHINE was not really an old and long dream, but we had sometimes considered a cruise on a sea. Then we took a quick decision one day, and booked a river cruise on the Rhine, with just 2 nights and including a visit to Strasbourg with its beautiful Christmas market as a highlight before returning to Basel. This could be, and…

  • Trips to France

    The Boat Lift, Alsace, France

    The Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, a long description of a very interesting boat lift on the edge of Alsace, 50 minutes by car from Strasbourg. The first canal, the Marne-Rhine Canal, was built from 1838 to 1853, to be able to cross the Vosges mountains by boat via seventeen locks. Finally in 1969 the inclined plane lift was finished and the travel time of the 314…

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    Vierwaldstättersee

    VIERWALDSTÄTTERSEE, or in English Lake Lucerne, is one of the largest lakes in Switzerland. It has a strange shape when seen on a map and is actually 10 named connecting lakes; the shore is about 150 km long in total. Many passenger boats, including some steamers being over 100 years old, are used for transportation from pier to pier, gastronomic trips and other events. What…

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    Swiss Army Knife

    BRUNNEN, a lakeside town set on the banks of the Urner Lake and Lake Lucerne, is a great starting point if you are interested in Swiss history, including a visit to the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center. But also for scenic and historical boat rides by the nostalgic paddle steam boats. Our last trip was just a short ride to Treib for a late brunch…