Located on the shores of Lake Geneva in western Switzerland, Lausanne is a medium-sized city and a good base for exploring the area. Lake cruises leave from the docks at the city waterfront, and make for a relaxing way to sightsee along the lakeshore, including the terraced vineyards of the Lavaux region (a World Heritage … More Bon jour, Lausanne
Zermatt is a touristy town, filled with shops and restaurants and, well, tourists. But there is some history here, with many of the centuries-old traditional storehouse huts preserved. Note the disc-shaped stones integrated into the stilts, to keep out mice. But the main reason to come here is to see the Matterhorn. You can … More Zermatt and the Matterhorn
We have been patient and the clouds have finally dispersed here in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss alps. The Schilthorn is a high altitude observation building made famous in the 1969 James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The views from here are fabulous, since you are often above the clouds. And … More Here comes the sun!
We have arrived in the Berner Oberland, but the weather is not cooperating for mountain activities. So, we made the best of the situation. First, we took the train to Bern to explore the capital city of Switzerland. Bern feels smaller than its population of approximately 350,000 in the metro area. The old town … More Rain, rain, go away!
After a look at Zurich from the air as we landed, we hopped a train to Luzern. The city of Luzern is bisected into new and old sections by the Ruess River. The Chapel Bridge was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in the 1990’s, but the stone water tower is original and dates back to … More Luzern, Switzerland