Category: Switzerland

Via Engadina, S-chanf to Zernez

Via Engiadina, S-chanf to Zernez, 16km, 4.5hrs In the morning the Prättigau Valley was under heavy clouds. But right after the Vereina Tunnel, the blue sky but somewhat fresh temperatures awaited us. It is not unusual for the weather to be considerably different, one… Continue Reading “Via Engadina, S-chanf to Zernez”

Sentiero Panoramico in Bergell

Vicosoprano – Soglio, Distance 9km; 450m ascent and 480m descent / 4hrs (with many breaks) A truly panoramic walk through the narrow and isolated valley of Bergell, with views of formidable-looking Piz Badile (3305m) and other spiky peaks.

Autumn walk from St. Moritz to Sils Maria

St. Moritz – Lake Murezzan – Stanzersee – Lake Marsch – Lake Champfer – Lake Silverplana – Maria Sils, 19 km, 5h This was a beautiful walk along five lakes in the Oberengadin Valley on a cloudy and chilly Saturday morning. Our walk started… Continue Reading “Autumn walk from St. Moritz to Sils Maria”

Open House Zürich 2020: Architecture and City Planning

The Open House Zurich event showcases some architectural jewels as well as interesting aspects of the city and city planning. This year we visited two buildings, Tanzhaus, the former Neue Börse, and participated in Schilieren’s city planning tour. Tanzhaus After the former building burned… Continue Reading “Open House Zürich 2020: Architecture and City Planning”

Open House Zürich 2020: Night illumination

The Open House Zurich, Architecture for all, 2020 Zurich by night illumination Zurich is beautifully illuminated at night. Zurich is, of course, not Paris or Prague, but when we pass the Quaibrücke, we are often struck by the beautifully illuminated bridges and buildings.

Open House Zürich 2020: Historical tour

The Open House Zurich 2020 – Zurich Historical Tour The Open House Zurich is a fantastic event that showcases particular architectural sites, historical and modern ones, also to architecturally non-educated public. Today we visited three fascinating archeological sites and time-traveled to the Roman and… Continue Reading “Open House Zürich 2020: Historical tour”

Schwarzsee – Schönbielhütte – Zermatt Hike

Schwarzsee (2583m) – Stafelalp (2199m) – Schönbielhütte (2694m)- Z’Mutt (1936m) – Winkelmatten (1672m) // Distance 23km,  7h, 600m ascent, 1300m descent Two years ago we went to the famous Hörnlihütte, the main base camp for climbing the Matterhorn. There is another hut which is… Continue Reading “Schwarzsee – Schönbielhütte – Zermatt Hike”

Gornergrat – Riffelsee – Riffelalp Hike

Gornergrat (3089m) – Riffelsee – Riffelberg (2582m) – Riffelalp (2211m) – Winkelmatten (1672m) // 12km, 1400 decent, took forever due to countless breaks We are back to fabulous Zermatt for my belated birthday celebration. Patrick and Katharina kindly let us stay in their Matterhorn-view… Continue Reading “Gornergrat – Riffelsee – Riffelalp Hike”

Murgsee Round-Hike

Merlen (1099m) – Gspon – Unter Mürtschen – Ober Mürtschen – Murgseefurggel (1985m) – Murgsee – Mornen Alp – Mornen 5.5 h, 900 m up and down, 15 km There are many ways to reach Murgsee. The circular hiking trail around the Mürtschenstock towards… Continue Reading “Murgsee Round-Hike”

Pragelpass to Silberen

Pragelpass (1550m) – Alp Älpli (1746m)- Silbernalp (1892m) – Silberen (2319m) – Butzenalp (1780m) – Pragelpass 5.5 h (walking time), 13.5 km, 900m ascent & descent During my last hike, I saw another pass behind the Klöntalersee leading to a valley called Muoatatal which… Continue Reading “Pragelpass to Silberen”