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    Vertical cliff hike at Galerie Défago, Switzerland

    After our first interesting short hike along the Vièze River, we had also planned another hike in the area, being of a completely different character. The first part of the Galerie was opened in 1864 by the local entrepreneur Emmanuel Défago, thus the name. The view over the valley, to the Vièze River and Champéry is fabulous. Most of the trip is secured by a…

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    BUVETTE de JAMAN, mountain restaurant, Switzerland

    BUVETTE de JAMAN is among the cutest mountain restaurants we have visited and with outstanding views from the tables in front of the restaurant when the weather allows sitting outside. During our last visit to Montreux we took the train from the main railway station in direction of Rochers-de-Naye but jumped off a couple of stops before at Jaman. It is just about a 40…

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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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    SUSTENPASS, beautiful mountain pass, Switzerland

    The SUSTENPASS is the 10th highest mountain pass in the Swiss Alps with its 2224 meters elevation. The pass has been known as a mule pass for trading and used since the 17th century but was never strategically important, so the road used today was built as late as from 1938-1946. But for us tourists and travelers it is a very interesting and beautiful pass.…

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    ISCHBODENHÜTTE, mountain restaurant, Switzerland

    The ISCHBODENHÜTTE, Ischboden Hut, is located at 1400 meters above sea level, on the Grosse Scheideggstrasse not far from Grindelwald. The beautiful old restaurant/Bergbeiz, with stunning views, over the Grindelwald valley and to the mountains, from the terrace, serves delicious homemade and regionally produced food and service is super friendly. A real gem. The road is not open for private cars (except of course for…

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    SONOGNO, village and waterfall, Switzerland

    SONOGNO – when driving through the beautiful Verzasca Valley, with its lots of photo stops, Sonogno will be the end station, at least when arriving by car. (There is a parking lot, including places for motor homes just before the village.) Despite the low number of inhabitants, less than a hundred (they even speak their own language!!), this beautiful little 800 years old village lists…

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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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    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…