Switzerland Tag

Wallpapers / 07.01.2017

Nothing spells winter to me more than the color white: white snow or, even more beautiful, white frost. Snowfalls sometimes come late in the season - that seems to be the case this year - but at some point, soft and plump flakes greet us, at least in the mountains. White frost is less common, and...

Travel Postcards / 13.08.2016

Readers familiar with Wild About Travel have probably noticed that I love alpine lakes. Oeschinensee, in the Kandertal, with its pristine water and the stunning mountainscape surrounding it, is one of my favorites in Switzerland. It is also part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site, a breathtaking alpine area that stole my heart. Related stories: Hiking...

Nature & Outdoors / 17.07.2016

Grüzi wohl! Greetings from Napf. Today I'm hiking in the Emmental region. Yes, the area where they produce the famous Swiss cheese with the big holes.  And I'm writing in real time, sitting on the grass, surrounded by a stunning scenery: smooth hills, where the light green of the meadows blends with the darker shades of the forest,...

Travel Postcards / 31.05.2016

The small Lake Retaud, overlooking Les Diablerets glacier, is one of the many picture perfect spots in Switzerland. In spring, the weather is often unpredictable, but the overcast sky added charm to the easy and leisurely walk from Col du Pillon to the tiny lac Retaud - as it is called in French - and back. Grey mountains with...