• 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…

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    RIGI! Queen of the Mountains, Switzerland

    RIGI, Mount Rigi, Queen of the mountains in Switzerland – nothing less! Rigi Kulm is the highest point, just 1.798 meters above sea level, but it has a 360° panorama view to lots of lakes and an endless number of other mountain peaks, even in the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges in France! We visited Rigi in the spring when there was still…

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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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    LUZERN

    LUZERN has a lot to offer, the old city centre, the lake and a fantastic view to the mountains. And then the most visible of all, the Chapel Bridge – Kapellbrücke. Crossing the river Reuss is surely best done by this bridge, admiring the tower and the triangular paintings under the roof. The bridge and two thirds of the paintings burned in 1993, so the…