Amazing train ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps

Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur

Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur

The ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps is an unforgettable experience. It was winter the last time we traveled on the Glacier Express. We rode through the middle of a snowstorm and because of the heavy snowfall, we haven’t really seen much of the beautiful landscape. All the more we are looking forward to ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps on this beautiful sunny summer day with crystal clear skies. Come along with us on our journey through the middle of the Swiss Alps. Continue reading

With the Gottardino through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

With the Gottardino special train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

With the Gottardino special train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57 kilometers long and is the longest rail tunnel in the world. In December 2016 the tunnel will be opened for passenger traffic and will reduce the travel time from north to south substantially. Currently, the test operation takes place and passengers can ride with the Gottardino special train through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Continue reading

Creux du Van – The Grand Canyon of Switzerland

Reni sitting at the breathtaking Creux du Van

Reni sitting at the breathtaking Creux du Van

Have you ever heard of the Grand Canyon of Switzerland? Yes, there are spectacular landscapes and canyons in Switzerland. The Creux du Van is one of those incredibly fascinating destinations in Switzerland, which leave you amazed at the sight. No wonder that the spectacular Creux du Van is also known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.

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The Bernina Express – By train and bus from Chur to Lugano (+ side trip to Italy)

The Bernina Express train

Do you like to do a spectacular train and bus ride? How about the Bernina Express.

Traveling by train is nothing special for people living in Switzerland. About 1.3 million people use the train daily, most of them to go to work. We did lots of train rides the last four weeks and two of them in the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express. These two panoramic train rides are breathtaking. Continue reading

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps from Bern-Belp

We are all used of sitting in a big commercial airplanes flying over the oceans. But have you experienced flying over the Swiss Alps in a small sport airplane? It’s a completely different feeling sitting in a small, single-engine airplane and flying over the Swiss Alps. We feel like birds, are exposed to the winds and turbulences much more and are closer to the nature.

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Must see in Switzerland: The Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’ and Mount Rigi

Must see in Switzerland. The Jungfraujoch

A must see in Switzerland. The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe.

It feels weird writing a blog post about our trip around Switzerland while living on a tropical island in Raja Ampat. And it feels special too, writing about the beauty of Switzerland and while choosing the best pictures I can’t help but daydreaming about our home country. The Jungfraujoch is definetly a must see in Switzerland

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13 best cities in Switzerland to visit

The best cities in Switzerland

The Munot is the landmark of the city of Schaffhausen.

To travel around Switzerland intensively is something we wanted to do for a very long time. But whenever we have been back to our home country we either had to work or we just stayed for a short time. Finally we did our Tour around Switzerland. We have seen amazing places. Beautiful medieval cities, mountains, stunning landscapes and a lot more. Here is a list with the 13 best cities in Switzerland. Continue reading

Why you should visit Arosa in winter

Arosa in Winter

Arosa in winter has many things to offer. 225 km ski slopes, 4,7 km toboggan run and 60 km hiking trails.

Have you ever heard of the mountain village Arosa? It is a popular place to spend the winter holidays for local and foreign tourists. Even if it is not the most famous winter destination in Switzerland we can recommend Arosa in winnter as a fantastic place to spend the winter or ski holidays. Continue reading