Category: Switzerland

Maloja to Silvaplana, Via Engiadina

Maloja – Torre Belvedere – Gletschermühlen – Sils – Silvaplana / 16km / 6h with breaks The Engadin area is fabulous with golden larch trees in autumn. I have done several times, but I always like to do it again. The night before we… Continue Reading “Maloja to Silvaplana, Via Engiadina”

Engadin Open Doors / Julierturm

We enjoyed and learned a lot from many architecture tours we joined as part of the Open House Zurich – Architecture for everyone. When we heard that a similar event is taking place in the Engadin, we were hooked right away, booked a hotel,… Continue Reading “Engadin Open Doors / Julierturm”

Terrasses de Lavaux walk

Pully Port – Lutry – Aaran – Rivaz We made a nostalgic trip back to Lausanne, which was our home for almost 10 years. The purpose of this trip was to see our nephew, who has started his study at EPFL this autumn. But,… Continue Reading “Terrasses de Lavaux walk”

Fantastic Augstmatthorn

Route: Alp Lompbach 1559m – Augstmatthorn 2137m – Suggiture – Harder Kulm 1322m11km, 700m up, 1000m down On a sunny autumn day we went for the fantastic Brienzer ridge hike known for its trulry amazing views. we took the Alpenbus from Interlaken to Lompbach,… Continue Reading “Fantastic Augstmatthorn”

F3F Swiss Championship @ Hahnenmoos

Today was my second F3F competition. The F3F discipline is about flying a 100 m course ten times as fast as possible. It’s a pretty technical and fun way to improve your model glider flying technique. The competition took place at the Hahnenmoospass, with great… Continue Reading “F3F Swiss Championship @ Hahnenmoos”

OPEN HOUSE ZÜRICH 2021: A coffee machine maker, a city wastewater center and a modern office complex

Every year Open House Zürich opens its door to many private, public or historical buildings, facilities and landmarks. This year’s event was spread over 2 weeks and combined with the events linked to the “Tag der urbanen Produktion“, the choices are many.

OPEN HOUSE ZÜRICH 2021: Plan Lumière

Tonight we participated in the tour by the Plan Lumière department of Zurich City. They design city lights, creating an identity of the city by illuminating historical buildings with soft light, but at the same time not beaming light into the night sky uselessly… Continue Reading “OPEN HOUSE ZÜRICH 2021: Plan Lumière”

Paula’s first time

Paula, our Brazilian-Swiss friend from Barcelona, came to stay with us for two nights. Our question, whether she would like to go for a small hike was answered positive, so we chose a very nice and easy hike not knowing that this would be… Continue Reading “Paula’s first time”

Paddling down the Linth Kanal

Today we decided to paddle down the 18 km of the Linth Kanal between the Walensee and the Lake Zurich. It was nice, a bit like a stroll but on water. Helped by the current, it took only 2 ½ hours to get from Weesen… Continue Reading “Paddling down the Linth Kanal”

Family hike to the Carschina Hut

10 km, 200 m up, 600 m downBärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnunsee – Partnun – St. Antönien This is an easy 4-hour family hike in the impressive Rätikon mountain area. We did the same hike one month ago and thought that such… Continue Reading “Family hike to the Carschina Hut”