• 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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    CHEESE-FONDUE IGLOO, Adelboden, Switzerland

    OMG! It was an incredible experience, sitting in Europe’s largest igloo – seating 200 guests in rooms of various sizes and with different decorations of ice sculptures or reliefs made directly in the ice-cold snow walls. The fondue-igloo is built on Engstligenalp at a height of 1964 meters high above Adelboden. The easiest access is by cable car from Unter dem Birg about 4 km…

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    The ÄSCHER mountain restaurant, Switzerland

    The ÄSCHER guesthouse on Ebenalp in Alpstein has been among our favourite mountain restaurants ever since we moved to Switzerland. Located 1470 masl. on a plateau, built directly on the mountain – yes, the mountain is partly a wall of the building; the guesthouse has been here since 1884, making it one of the oldest of its kind in Switzerland. The easiest way to reach…

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    Cheese Fondue in an Igloo, Switzerland

    CHEESE FONDUE in the mountains of Switzerland. It is incredible what can be reached in just one day with a bit of planning. We left the Basel area in the morning this Saturday and look what happened. From Stechelberg we went by three sections of cable cars to Birg. We arrived to the igloo by foot (it is also possible to come skiing or on…

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    OESCHINENSEE, Lake Oeschinen, Switzerland

    OESCHINEN LAKE had been on our to-do list for a while – so when we noticed the option to even WALK on it, we had to go. From Kandersteg it takes just 10 minutes with the cable car to the mountain station and then a 2 km sligthly downhill walk to the lake (beware of crossing skiers and snowboarders!). At this time of the year…

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    BERNEUSE, views and skiing, Switzerland

    BERNEUSE is a mountain of just 2.048 meters, but with a fabulous 360° view to other surrounding mountains – even to Mont Blanc. Lake Geneva and the Swiss part of the Rhône Valley can also be admired from here. The Berneuse area, and of course Leysin in general, is a popular winter sports place for the whole family. A short trip by cable car from…

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    SCHWARZSEE by Zermatt, Switzerland

    On our trip from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn, and the Glacier Paradise, we took advantage of the option to stop at Schwarzsee (Black Lake) to make the short hike around the lake and see the beautiful little chapel of Maria zum Schnee. This stop is also the closest you get to Matterhorn (unless you are a real mountain climber), wow it looks a lot bigger…

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    KLEIN Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

    KLEIN Matterhorn – or Little Matterhorn, is the highest peak in Europe to be reached by a cable car. With its 3883 meters it’s enough for most people to feel the impact of the thin air. So let’s start with some warnings; signs of altitude sickness can, for example, be headache, dissiness, nausea and a fast pulse…..it’s recommended to consider a coffee break and to…

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    Hiking to Bäregg

    BÄREGG, with the mountain hut of the same name, in 1773 meters height, was our target for a Sunday hike. From Grindelwald we took the easy way (cable car) up to the Pfingstegg mountain station featuring a nice restaurant with a big panorama terrace. From there a well signed route, only 2,8 kilometres long, but also 444 meters altitude difference, with a changing character, leads…