• Trips to Germany

    STAIRWAY to HEAVEN in Saxon Switzerland, Germany

    Do you remember when Winnie the Pooh from the Hundred Acre Wood ate all the honey and got stuck in a small hole in a tree, and had to simply wait to get thinner? This is maybe the best way to explain the feeling of the utterly squeezing narrow experience 😊of the HIMMELSLEITER, literally translated to Stairway to Heaven!! A narrow, very narrow, stairway between…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    STEIN am RHEIN, medieval village in Switzerland

    STEIN am RHEIN, literally, Stone by the Rhine, and originally just a fishing village, is a small town with just about 3500 inhabitants. The more than 1000 years old historic medieval center, still with the old gate towers and walls, is full of the most beautiful old houses with fantastic frescoes painted on many of the facades. Most of them around the town hall square.…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Hiking by the Thur Waterfalls in Toggenburg

    In May we went for our first hike in the Toggenburg area. Close to the town Unterwasser, we wanted to see the Thur Waterfalls, ThurwasserfĂ€lle. We parked by the Hotel Sternen, but there are also parking spots for Mobilhomes just 100 meters away from the path to the waterfalls.  The path follows the river Thur and into the Chamber Gorge (ChĂ€mmerlitobel). Arriving at the waterfalls,…

  • Trips to Germany

    Hiking at BASTEI and through the SCHWEDENLÖCHER

    The BASTEI BRIDGE is a fantastic and not to be missed place in the German national park of Saxon Switzerland, SĂ€chsische Schweiz. At almost 200 meters above the river Elbe, the bridge and the viewing platforms offer fabulous views over a huge part of the area. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years, and even with the first catering at the…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    MOUNT PILATUS, Switzerland

    MOUNT PILATUS, another very well-known mountain massif in Switzerland with lots of hiking opportunities, can be reached by foot, cable car, or by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world – opened way back in 1889, with a gradient of up to 48 %!!! So, guess which one we decided on! After parking on the huge parking lot (chargeable) by the foot of Pilatus, in…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Hiking and viewpoints in TICINO

    ASCONA and LOCARNO in TICINO can be starting points for many excursions and hikes. After parking next to the cable car station Orselina, north of the two cities, the cable car took us to the first stop at Cardada in 5 minutes. At Cardada, at 1340 meters above sea level there is a viewing platform, stretching out over the treetops, with perfect views over Ascona,…

  • Trips to Germany

    SAXONIA, HERKULESSÄULEN, HERCULES COLUMNS

    The HERCULES COLUMNS, or the HERKULESSÄULEN, are among the most well-known rock formations in the German national park of Saxon Switzerland, SĂ€chsische Schweiz, in the eastern part of Germany, close to the border with the Czech Republic. After having seen so many beautiful pictures from this area, we decided we had to see this ourselves during our camper trip. We arrived early in the morning…

  • Other trips

    CAMPER LIFE?! – Pros’n’Cons and TIPS’N’TRICKS

    This will be a completely different post from our normal ones. 2020 was the year we decided to go camping for the first time, ever, with a motorhome – auto camper – Wohnmobil – Reisemobil – RV – a small home on four wheels ?. We rented the motorhome in Germany and were driving around in Germany for 12 days. This was truly a cross-border…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    WEG der SCHWEIZ II, The Swiss Path II

    Another stage of Weg der Schweiz, The Swiss Path. This time we hiked the short but beautiful part from Bauen to Isleten. The whole part of this trip is almost flat as it follows the shore along the Urnersee, but sometimes through old and dark tunnels, which is actually the originally old road to Bauen.   In some of these tunnels, there are “windows” with…

  • Food and drinks,  Trips in Switzerland

    Vertical cliff hike at Galerie DĂ©fago, Switzerland

    After our first interesting short hike along the ViĂšze 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 DĂ©fago, thus the name. The view over the valley, to the ViĂšze River and ChampĂ©ry is fabulous. Most of the trip is secured by a…