Switzerland

Summer Activities in Verbier, Switzerland

02/09/2019 by .

Verbier, along with other ski resorts, is keen to attract visitors in the summer as well as the winter, and they’ve devised a special offer for every guest staying overnight in one of their hotels. They call it the Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass and you can travel for free on cable cars and postal buses plus there’s reduced or free entry to many activities.

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Fête des Vignerons, Vevey

13/08/2019 by .

I’m baking under a brutal midday sun watching 6,000 performers act out the story of winegrowing. It’s a two and a half hour celebration on the scale of an Olympic opening ceremony, it only takes place every twenty-five years and I’m loving every second of it.

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Lilu Light Festival, Lucerne

01/02/2019 by .

It’s like a 60’s time warp – I’m inside one of the largest and lavish churches of the German late renaissance, staring up to the heavens and my ears are being assaulted by a deafening sound system echoing around the vaults.

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Skiing in Verbier

11/12/2018 by .

Verbier should carry a government health warning, something like ‘You come here at your own risk’. Risk of what! Well, your wallet for a start, then your health, then your ego.

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Autumn in Valais, Switzerland

01/11/2018 by .

Ordinarily, it would take over 24 hours to heat this oven, so I was pretty fortunate it was good and ready by the time I got there. I was here to work, and work I did. After all, you can’t make proper mountain rye bread in Erschmatt without breaking a proper sweat.

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On the Trail of Frankenstein in Geneva

12/08/2018 by .

Think of the beautiful city of Geneva and think expensive watches, banking services and opulent chocolate!   Yet there is lot more to this attractive region, and as I sip a lovely g&t while overlooking the Lake, I ponder on two of its perhaps less well known claims to fame.

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Travelling the Bernina Express

12/08/2018 by .

Insider Guide to Basel

17/03/2018 by .

Is Basel, the art hub with culture unlimited, hot on the heels of Geneva in the race for weekend-break Travel Oscars? And is the city on the Rhine leading the charge of the land-of-milk-and-money up the global happiness leagues?

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Hiking in the Jungfrau region

20/11/2017 by .

Since the 19th century, Interlaken has been a magnet for tourists coming to Switzerland.  It’s the gateway to the Jungfrau Region with its unique mix of lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

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Tale of the Unspunnen in Interlaken

17/09/2017 by .

Rupert Parker braves the rain at the tenth edition of the Unspunnen – the Swiss Wrestling, National Costume and Alpine Herdsmen’s Festival, held in Interlaken.

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