Category Archives: Switzerland

Day 18 – Visiting the Lavaux Vineyards

Another warm day ahead of us, but looking forward to seeing the vineyards and tasting some new wines. Today we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux wine region. We’ve seen them from afar while taking the train in to Lausanne … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Lausanne and Lake Geneva

Another warm day ahead. Not really complaining – it just makes the moseying a little slower. We were up early today, hoping to catch a morning boat ride on Lake Geneva before it gets too warm. We missed the 9:15 … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Dust off the French, we’re heading to Lausanne

After a wonderful stay in Lauterbrunnen, today we travel to the French region of Switzerland. We’ll be staying in the town of Lausanne, taking boat rides on Lake Geneva and visiting the nearby vineyards. This morning we were up early … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Trümmelbach Falls

What do you do when it’s hot outside? Find someplace cool. We found that cool place in Lauterbrunnen at the Trümmelbach Falls. The melting glaciers create a river that over the years has cut right through the mountain. It is … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Staubbach Falls

Woke up and it was warm already. The unusually warm weather is definitely making water activities more attractive. For example, we’ve been taking two showers a day. While others have gone nearby and done some rafting on the river, we … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Lauterbrunnen, here we come

We really enjoyed our time in and around Interlaken, but now it is time to move on. We’ll spend the next three nights in the town of Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen is located in a valley just twenty minutes away from Interlaken. … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Bern, baby, Bern

So now that the threat of thunderstorms has passed, it’s time for heat warnings for the next week. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90’s and possibly even hit 100 in parts of Switzerland. Today we visited Bern, the … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Chilling in Interlaken.

After last evening’s romantic rainfall, we were hoping today would be dry and sunny. However, the weather person says more rain and a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms is in the forecast. Oh well, we had decided to rest up … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Journey to the top of Europe – Jungfraujoch

We have enjoyed the beauty of Switzerland in each and every place we have visited so far. Everything is just so green and natural, plus exceptionally clean. I can honestly say I have never breathed in such fresh air and … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Moving on to Interlaken

Wow, that went fast. Hard to believe that we are finished with Lucerne and moving on to Interlaken. We really enjoyed our time in Lucerne. The boat rides, the mountaintop, the riverfront and the old town were all wonderful. I … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Exploring Old Town Lucerne

After yesterday’s wonderful day in the mountains, today we explored the old town of Lucerne. Once again, we got an early start as thunderstorms were scheduled to head this way in the afternoon. We walked over to the bus stop … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A visit to Mount Pilatus

What a great day! The weather this morning was gorgeous – sunny, blue skies, calm winds and warm. We definitely picked a good day to head up to the mountains. There are three popular mountain destinations from Lucerne – Mount … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Moving on to Lucerne

Hard to believe our time in Zürich is over. We really enjoyed exploring the city and neighboring areas. As Zürich is our entry to Switzerland, we could not be happier with our choice. Our favorite things about Zürich are easy … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Last day in Zürich

Our last day in Zürich was a lazy one. We went out for a walk in the morning, mostly to let the maid clean up our room. The hotel lobby was bustling with people checking out and others trying to … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Day trip to Rapperswil and Schaffhausen

With the weather defying the odds, we decided to go exploring again today. Our journey this morning was to Rapperswil at the far end of Lake Zurich. We had originally planned to take a boat ride to get there, but … Continue reading

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