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Röstigraben letters, Swiss culture

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

Chocolate Train Montreux

The Chocolate Train in Switzerland from Montreux! Montreux – Gruyères – Broc – Montreux A scenic train route on a Belle Époque train, combined with cheese and chocolate tastings. Who wouldn’t love that? The Chocolate Train runs on the Goldenpass line and takes you in a dreamy train carriage in 1930’s style from Montreux to Gruyères and Broc. The train gently rolls through different Swiss landscape sceneries. From the majestic view on… Read More

Lavaux vineyards walk

An easy walk with an amazing view!  The terraced vineyards of Lavaux, above Lac Léman, is a UNESCO World heritage site in Canton Vaud in Switzerland. The area was shaped by man in the 12th century by building terraces held in place by stone walls. It was the start of winegrowing on the steep hills along the lake. The vineyards of Lavaux were added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites… Read More

Lausanne is the capital of the Canton Vaud in Switzerland and is located on the beautiful Lac Léman. It is a lively city with plenty to offer for students, families, and visitors. Lausanne has an old town center, a brand-new museum hub, Plateforme10, many parks, playgrounds, and a lake area, called Ouchy, who’s natural setting invites joggers and people enjoying their Sunday afternoon stroll.  We loved visiting Lausanne, and since we do… Read More

Röstigraben letters, Swiss culture

                                                                                   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 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 and medieval wooden bridges that cross the river Reuss. It also has a wide selection of museums and… 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 Furka pass road trip over these winding mountain roads is a must-do in Switzerland. It can be done from approximately June to October.  Travelling on the highway can be quite boring. If you… Read More

Neuchatel is a lovely city on the Lac de Neuchatel. Read all about what to do when you visit this lovely city in Switzerland!