This is an historical building which you cannot enter but can read about its sad story, enjoy its façade that looks like a scene from a Wes Anderson movie and discover its beautiful surroundings on foot.
During spring, farmers transfer their many cows and goats to mountain pastures to feed on alpine grass and to enjoy the summer. That usually happens without a celebration. However, when the animals are led down at the beginning of autumn, there is usually some kind of parade.
Lenzerheide is a rather large mountain tourist town with something for everyone who enjoys nature. The landscape, especially the Lake Heidsee, is magnificent in every season. Ordinary people like me can find paths to hike, bike and ski that we can manage, but are still a challenge. It is simply beautiful in Lenzerheide.
Scuol, in the lower Engadin, is a great winter destination. Set in the midst of many other winter destinations in Switzerland, Scuol is a vibrant, yet cosy mid-sized resort where you can enjoy several kinds of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing.
I love the view of the rigged peaks of the Toggenburg mountains. They look like the back of a sleeping dragon. I highly recommend this snowshoe hike, because you see this amazing scenery repeatedly during the hike.
This awesome open air museum displays over 100 traditional Swiss buildings, gardens and architecture plus has traditional artisan demonstrations, runs farmyard animals and you can buy the resultant products as well.
The Truelete or wine festival in Twann is usually held at the end of October. During the weekend you have the opportunity to sample wine from the region and a local speciality called the Treberwurst which is a smoked pork sausage. It is often served grilled and flambeed with the spirit, Marc.
Lake Geneva is not only the biggest lake in Switzerland, but it also has the clearest water and a Mediterranean flair. Take a boat ride from Lausanne to Montreux to enjoy views of terraced vineyards and palm trees. The view from Montreux with mountains in the background, is outstanding, and I love it especially during the jazz festival.
Switzerland has some of the most amazing landscapes, from lakes and mountains to sunny skies and snowy slopes. This summer we ventured to Lugano in the Italian part of Switzerland. It was like another world. That is the beauty of Switzerland, each region is so special, so different from the other.
Since over 20 years, this hike has become an annual New Year's Day tradition for us. It is one of the shortest hikes in the area, though still steep enough for a good cardio workout. The views from the top are breathtaking and the restaurant offers good food and service.
Murten (German) or Morat (French) is a small medieval town in the canton of Fribourg. Its most dominant feature is the castle wall that encircles it. It has picturesque alleyways and a lovely lakeside promenade.
I love the Swiss National Day because it is a total Swiss cultural experience - from the aesthetics, to the entertainment, the food, and the friendliness of the community. When the 1st of August comes around, Swiss flags of all sizes decorate the streets, windows of houses, and flower boxes.
In this rope adventure park, all age groups can experience a safe challenge by climbing and overcoming obstacles. All this happens in a beautiful open-air setting, i.e., in a forest. You will be proud of what you achieved after the feat. Do not go if you are afraid of heights!