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Lac Bleu Hike Arolla

Switzerland has more than one very blue lake and obviously Lac Bleu is one of them. We had already been to Blausee near Kandersteg in the German speaking part of Switzerland, but Lac Bleu, in the French speaking part had also been on our Swiss bucket list for a while! Lac Bleu is located near Arolla in the Val d’Herens valley in the Region of Evolène. The area is particularly beautiful in… Read More

Rapperswil Switzerland

Did you know Switzerland has a City of Roses? We knew Morges was known for tulips, that Grimentz is known for its many geranium flowers, and that wild Narcissus grow above Montreux, but we didn’t know Switzerland had a City of Roses until we visited Rapperswil. We recently had the chance to visit Rapperswil, located on Lake Zurich on a weekend. Rapperswil is a medieval small town with great views over the… 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

Château-d’Oex in the Pays d’en Haut region in Canton Vaud in Switzerland with its green hills and mountainscape is a great place for a weekend break! Château-d’Oex is known for the annual hot air ballooning festival in January and has its own museum on balloon flights which can be visited year-round. Chateau d’Oex has a multitude of options for excursions, like the surrounding villages of Rougemont and Rossinière, but is also close… Read More

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