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Good food and great views in tiny Gadmen

March 25, 2021, No comments

Gadmen? I’d never heard of it but apparently it’s the most easterly village in Canton Bern. It straddles the road up to...

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Enjoy rustic chic and amazing views up on a mountain

September 30, 2020, 1 Comment

I called it my corona bonus: being able to get a room in one of Switzerland’s famous mountain hotels. Normally you have...

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Great Swiss train trips: Jungfraujoch

August 19, 2012, 5 Comments

Up through the Eiger and out on top of Europe: getting to Jungfraujoch is a journey to remember.

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What’s the biggest Swiss secret?

January 3, 2011, 4 Comments

There’s one aspect of Swiss life that isn’t publicised, that never really makes it into the guidebooks and is generally kept rather...

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Switzerland from A to Z

October 5, 2010, 8 Comments

A is for apple. Ever since William Tell shot one off his son’s head, the humble apple has been the unofficial national...

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Swiss Watching trivia, no 31: Records

August 31, 2010, 8 Comments

Switzerland isn’t the biggest country in the world (in fact it’s number 131 on the list), but it manages to punch above...

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Swiss Watching trivia, No 9: The Matterhorn

August 9, 2010, 5 Comments

The Matterhorn Switzerland truly is a country of mountains: about 70% of it is taken up by the Alps and Jura ranges.  But there’s...

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A trip to the ice edge

July 20, 2010, 5 Comments

It’s hard to imagine what 27 billion tonnes of ice looks like; even harder to imagine that mass moving, albeit at the...

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Great Swiss train trips: Schynige Platte

May 23, 2010, 2 Comments

It’s not the highest, steepest, longest or steamiest mountain train trip in Switzerland, but the ride up to Schynige Platte is one...

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