Category: Switzerland

Meersburg to Konstanz by Bike (not quite)

Today’s plan was to bike from Meersburg to Konstanz, another part of the Lake Constance (or Bodensee in German) cycle path. We are “en route” to bike around the Bodensee. Slowly but surely, the entire 260 km Bodensee cycle path!

An Alpine Stroll

7 km, 200 m up, 550 m downBärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnun This is a lazy alpine hike, a stunning alpine experience with little sweat, or a mountain experience for the inexperienced (one still needs basic fitness and appropriate equipment). Just a… Continue Reading “An Alpine Stroll”

Along The Scenic Bodensee by bike

68 km, a full-day bike tour with many stops.Route 2 and Route 82 – Kreuzlingen – Romanshorn – Arbon –  Aach – Neukirch – Feierlen Hof – Kreuzlingen To test my brand-new bike, a birthday gift from Philippe, we hopped on our bikes to tour… Continue Reading “Along The Scenic Bodensee by bike”

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”