On Chäserrugg, the easternmost of the seven peaks that make up the Churfirsten range, since very recently shines the newest structure by Basel star architects Herzog & De Meuron: a mountain restaurant of colossal but elegant dimensions! We took its measure.
We tested: New hiking shoes by Mammut. The test took us to, on, and high above the Walensee…
Far back in the Vals Valley, a side valley in Surselva, at an altitude of 1,250 meters lies the idyllic mountain village of Vals. Many people visit this Grisons (Graubünden) village because of the mythic Vals Thermal Bath by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor. In addition, the region around Vals is ideal, multifaceted hiking country. For instance, take a hike with us along the ridiculously spectacular panorama trail from Gadastatt to the Zervreil Reservoir!
This time, on a bright Sunday, we traded our golf shoes for hiking boots to try an easy mountain hike in the Swiss Alps. Here is what we discovered…
If you’re ok with taking public transit and want to treat yourself to an easy walking tour: Take the Mount Rigi cogwheel railway to grab a little sample of beautiful Lake Lucerne around Lucerne and Vitznau!
In tiny little Switzerland it takes just about an hour or so to get from Zurich to spectacular mountain resorts. One of the lesser known Swiss alpine jewels is Braunwald, nicely nestled on a sunny and traffic-free natural terrace in central Glarnerland.
The Atacama desert in Chile is one of the driest place on earth, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. Here you will find vast tracts of red sand, active volcanoes, felsic lava, salt-lakes and a variety of animals and plants.
Zermatt nestles at the foot of the Matterhorn at about 1,610 meters above sea level and is one of the most popular of Switzerland’s renowned holiday resorts. Recreational opportunities abound in and around the village that is car-free.
Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau offer an awe inspiring panorama of the Bernese Oberland in the Swiss Alps. With sunny weather you get spectacular views of peaks, glaciers and valleys around Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald and Kleine Scheidegg.