• Trips in Switzerland

    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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    The Eiger Glacier

    The EIGERGLETSCHER, (-glacier) at the foot of the mountains Mönch and Jungfraujoch, and the Eiger mountain are the impressive views we enjoyed from the terrace of the restaurant of the same name. Lunch is always good when sitting on a sunny terrace in 2322 meters a.s.l., and then with THIS view!! The restaurant is open all year, so no reason to wait. Some interesting hiking…

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    Hannig & Kreuzboden

    VIEWS from mountains to other mountains are always impressive. So when we were in Saas-Fee we also went to Hannig by cable car. Enjoying morning coffee from the terrace of the restaurant at 2350 meters above sea level was a delight. We were, as often, blessed by fantastic sunny and clear weather, so Allalinhorn, Täschhorn and Dom (the highest mountain in Switzerland, 4545 m, if…

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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…

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    STANSERHORN

    STANSERHORN is not really a very high mountain, by Swiss standards 🙂, just 1898 m.a.s.l. But still fairly impressive as it rises there from the valleys, and surrounded by lakes and other mountains. And getting there is a complete different experience compared to the other mountains. First part of the trip is by funicular, a train towed by cable. It has been like that since 1893.…

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    PIZ GLORIA / 007

    BOND, JAMES BOND, or agent 007 was performing here in the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. With the still relevant key words for this location: Far Up! Far Out! Far More!, the film was released in 1969. A major part of it was filmed in the building now being the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, the 007 museum and a souvenir shop. From the restaurant…

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    PILATUS

    PILATUS, a mountain peaking 2132 meters above sea level, set at the Lake Lucerne, is best reached from Alpnachstad by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. And steep it is, at some stages up to 48 %!! The trip takes just about 30 minutes, slow enough to enjoy the fabulous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. And of course the atmosphere of the…

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    PIZOL hike

    Yesterday, 1st August, we had planned a hike on the Pizol high altitude trail. Because of heavy wind on the plateau, we were advised to make a stop on the cable car middle station by Pardiel. From there we could still enjoy an easy hike of just 3.7 kilometres. The Heidipfad (Heidi track/path) is a well maintained path, the first part of it even suitable…

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    Sleeping on the top

    Sleeping in a hotel 1924 meters above sea level is a special thing. As promised in our post from the visit at Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, hereby a post about a less smart hike. Luckily ending good. 🙂 After leaving Aescher-Wildkirchli we headed for our goal, the Berggasthaus (“mountain hotel”) Schäfler where we had booked in advance. The hike was carefully planned, but at some point a sign…

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    Brienzer Rothorn

    Have you ever been on the Brienzer Rothorn? Why not? Find a day in your calendar. This mountain, easily reached by the very old, but just as famous, steam rack railway from Brienz, is a MUST-GO! After finding a seat, just relax, enjoy the ever changing nature passing by – first the woods – then it opens up, suddenly you see the lake from different…