Mount Rigi in Switzerland – Tips on how to get there by train and boat

Mount Rigi panoramic view

Are you ready for a scenic day trip in Switzerland? How about a visit to Mount Rigi where you can combine a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Rigi and a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. We did this trip and the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and mountains left us speechless. There are many walking and hiking trails to choose from. We only did a short hike and afterwards went on a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Continue reading

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

Hiking at the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal

Mountain station on the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal with the bear country and restaurant

Mountain station on the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal with the bear land and restaurant

The sun is shining through our window and we are greeted by another beautiful, sunny morning. Today is our last day in Vorarlberg in Austria and we want to visit another beautiful place in the mountains. We have planned to take the cable car up to the Sonnenkopf and do a short hike in the morning, before we are leaving the Klostertal. Continue reading

Hiking in Austria: From the Freiburger hut to Dalaas in the Klostertal

Hiking in Austria from Freiburger Hut

Austria is picturesque. On the hike from the Freiburger hut to the fossilized sea you get rewarded with this view.

It’s summer, it’s weekend and the temperatures are perfect for a hiking trip. This time we explore the region of Vorarlberg in Austria for four days. We stay in hotels but we also overnight in the mountain hut called Freiburger hut. There is plenty to see in the area. In this post we tell you more about the night in a mountain hut, the fossilized sea high up in the mountains and a secret waterfall. Continue reading

Hiking to Lake Formarin and Red Wall, the most beautiful place in Austria

Lake Formarin most beautiful place in Austria

Stunning view over Lake Formarin and the Red Wall from the Freiburger Hut

We love to travel and to explore exotic destination. This time we don’t go to faraway places. We go hiking in the mountains of Vorarlberg, Austria which is only a couple hours away from our home town in Switzerland. Come along on a hiking trip through the stunning mountain landscape in Lech, up to Lake Formarin and the Red Wall, a place that has won the election of the most beautiful place in Austria. Continue reading