Tag: switzerland

  • Aare Gorge, Switzerland

    Aare Gorge, Switzerland

    After visiting Oeschinen Lake, we drove through Interlaken and continued to the Aare Gorge (Aareschlucht in German). Since we lived in Utah for a while, we’re familiar with the concept of slot canyons, but usually the canyon walls are a hue of red/orange sandstone like in the Narrows, Zebra Canyon, or Antelope Canyon. Martina suggested […]

  • Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    For our last day in Switzerland, we wanted to get any last-minute adventures in as we headed back north to Zurich. After discussing a couple options with Martina, we chose Oeschinen Lake in Kandersteg, near Adelboden. The lake is well-known among the locals of the Bernese Oberland, but less known among tourists. It’s also part […]

  • Paragliding in Switzerland

    Paragliding in Switzerland

    When I think of Switzerland, I think of Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn, and adventure sports with fantastic views. One of the parts I was looking forward to was paragliding! While we were visiting, we saw many paragliders floating through the sky against the mountainous backdrop. We had planned on going paragliding while in the Jungfrau […]

  • Adventuring through a Fairy Tale: Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren [Jungfrau Region, Switzerland]

    Adventuring through a Fairy Tale: Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren [Jungfrau Region, Switzerland]

    One of the areas I was most excited to visit was the Jungfrau region (within Bernese Oberland), which includes Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, and Lauterbrunnen. The region is named after the famous mountain Jungfrau (the name means virgin in German). When I was researching activities, I had noted down visiting the Jungfraujoch (The Top of […]

  • Visiting the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

    Visiting the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

    The Matterhorn. The Mountain of all Mountains. This icon of the Swiss Alps straddles the Swiss & Italian borders, and it has been on my bucket list since the first time I saw a photo of this beauty. Is it possible to have a crush on a mountain? #MountainCrushMonday The Matterhorn name is German, and […]

  • Chillon Castle [Switzterland’s Most Popular Castle]

    Chillon Castle [Switzterland’s Most Popular Castle]

    After our wander through the vineyards, we continued our journey along Lake Geneva through Montreux to the Chillon Castle. When traveling, while nature is always my favorite attraction, I also love visiting historical locations and learning what was there before us many centuries ago. Europe is so rich with history and culture that it was […]

  • A Day in Locarno, Switzerland

    A Day in Locarno, Switzerland

    On our first full day in Switzerland, we decided to forego our city tour of Zurich (due to rain) and head south to the Italian part of Switzerland— a cute vacation destination of Locarno. Our kind hostess, Martina, said that the weather on the other side of the mountains is usually better. She also told […]