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A perfect day trip in Switzerland combining beautiful villages with a view on Lake Biel! La Neuveville and Le Landeron are part of Switzerland’s most beautiful villages, and even though they are in two different Cantons, they are located very close to one another. That’s why, when we recently went on a day trip, we were able to combine a visit to both these colorful Swiss villages, with a beautiful walk in… Read More

                                                                                   Welcome to the The Röstigraben Letters, monthly letters between Kristin from Swiss Family Travel, and Laura from Let’s Explore. Married Swiss, Kristin, an Australian living in german-speaking Zug, and Laura a Dutch, living in french-speaking Geneva, unfold through their letters the cultural differences between both sides of the Röstigraben, learning more about Switzerland along the way. Read their letters (Kristin’s &  Laura’s) and replies, and share your thoughts in the comments.  My letter is a reply… Read More

Lucerne, or Luzern in German, is a beautiful city in Central Switzerland. The city is located on Lake Lucerne and is surrounded by the Swiss Alps. It is not surprising that Lucerne is often included in any traveler’s choice and itinerary for when they visit Switzerland. Lucerne has a historic Old Town with beautiful frescoes on the buildings, medieval wooden bridges that cross the river Reuss, a wide selection of museums and… Read More

A Ski Resort with plenty of activities for non-skiers as well! Grindelwald is a lovely town in the Jungfrau region in Switzerland. We have been to Grindelwald in summer, and we decided to come back in Winter on our annual ski break. The region offers a multitude of activities for both skiers and non-skiers, and you can easily access other ski resorts like Wengen, or Kleine Scheidegg just below the Jungfrau Top… Read More

Welcome to the The Röstigraben Letters, monthly letters between Kristin from Swiss Family Travel, and Laura from Let’s Explore. Married Swiss, Kristin, an Australian living in german-speaking Zug, and Laura a Dutch, living in french-speaking Geneva, unfold through their letters the cultural differences between both sides of the Röstigraben, learning more about Switzerland along the way. Read their letters (Kristin’s &  Laura’s) and replies, and share your thoughts in the comments.  My letter is a reply to… Read More

Welcome to the The Röstigraben Letters, monthly letters between Kristin from Swiss Family Travel, and Laura from Let’s Explore. Married Swiss, Kristin, an Australian living in german-speaking Zug, and Laura a Dutch, living in french-speaking Geneva, unfold through their letters the cultural differences between both sides of the Röstigraben, learning more about Switzerland along the way. Read their letters (Kristin’s & Laura’s) and replies, and share your thoughts in the comments.  My letter is a… Read More

The Furka Pass is one of Switzerland’s highest, and most beautiful mountain passes. The highest point of this scenic road is at 2436m above sea level and marks the border between the two Swiss Cantons Uri and Valais. A slow travel trip over these winding mountain roads is a must-do road trip in Switzerland and can be done from approximately June to October.  Travelling on the highway can be quite boring. If… Read More

Aren’t we all looking for ideas to make this winter break somehow fun and special? We’ve seen most things cancelled or closed. No Christmas markets, no events, and not being able to travel to our family for Christmas for a lot of us. Most governments tell you to stay at home, but the Swiss government also says you can go into the forest or just outside. Here are some ideas for a fun… Read More

Treat your loved ones with some great local gifts while you support local businesses! The end of the year is around the corner, and what a year it was… More than ever, it is important to show your loved ones that you think of them, whether you will be able to see them, or whether you will celebrate Christmas and New Year miles apart from each other. We all have been affected… Read More

A beautiful and easy day trip from Geneva, the Pertes de la Valserine hike and the viewpoint over the Rhone river at the Belvedere de Leaz.