The Year 2017 In Review for NewInZurich

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The Year 2017 In Review for NewInZurich

Part 1 January to June 2017

*** NewInZurich at Home and On The Road ***

 

What's On in Zurich Mid To Late November 2017

2017 was a busy year for NewInZurich with lots of travel – all over Zurich, across Switzerland and abroad. Here are some photo highlights of the places we visited in 2017.

January

Happy New Year 2017!

The New Year Fireworks in Zurich in 2017 were as beautiful as ever and the crowds came out to admire the colourful display.

Skiing in Grindelwald in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

Our first expedition was to the beautiful area of Grindelwald where we went skiing and visited  the fabulous Jungfraujoch.

Skiing in Grindelwald in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

The sun setting over the slopes in Grindelwald

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Switzerland

The ice palace at the Jungfraujoch

The Jungfraujoch

Another January highlight was NewInZurich photographer Carmen’s visit to the Silvesterkläuse celebrations in Appenzell.

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

The amazing hats and masks at the Silvesterkläuse celebrations

In Zurich we enjoyed eating fondue in an Igloo with a view on the rooftop terrace of the Hotel Ambassador a L’Opera.

A Pop Up Fondue In An Igloo at Hotel Ambassador

We also enjoyed the snow in Zurich and the impressive icicles covering the fountains like this one just off Bahnhofstrasse.

Frozen fountain in Zurich

Over in St Moritz Geoff was taking photos of the Snow Polo event.

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

We also visited the Belle Epoque festival at Kandersteg where the Victorian theme is the way to dress.

Belle Epoque Week Kandersteg

Next we travelled to France and stayed at the stunningly beautiful Villa René Lalique where we were bowled over by the tranquility of the hotel, the wonderful Lalique creations and chef Jean-Georges Klein’s amazing food.

Crystal Luxury Meets Gourmet Food at Villa René Lalique

In Geneva the Miss Earth Schweiz contest was taking place and was won by the lovely Sarah Laura Peyrel.

Sarah Laura Peyrel Miss Earth Schweiz 2017

February

Zurich

In February we were entranced by Art On Ice and NewInZurich photographer Geoff Pegler photographed both Zurich Davos performances, capturing some amazing photos.

Photo Highlights Art On Ice 2017

Daisuke Takahashi Art On Ice 2017

Daisuke Tagahashi flying through the air

Sarah Meier at Art ON Ice n Davos

Sarah Meier at Art On Ice 2017

We went skiing in Davos and stayed at the newly renovated Hotel Spenglers which has now been transformed into the Hard Rock Hotel Davos.

Hotel Spenglers In the Heart of Davos

The Hotel Spenglers Davos – now the Hard Rock Hotel Davos

We also visited St Moritz to see the FIS World Championships.

FIS Ski Championships St Moritz

BKW and FIS Alpine Ski World Championships St Moritz

Whilst there we had a go on the famous Muottas Muragl tobogganing course – this one is seriously fast! Not for beginners 🙂

Tobogganing in st moritz

Tobogganing Downhill at St Moritz

March

Stately Pleasure at the Bellevue Palace Hotel Bern

The famous Zytglogge Bern

In March we discovered the delights of Bern and Lugano, staying at three wonderful hotels – the Bellevue Palace Hotel and the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern and the Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano. We loved exploring both cities and the Zentrum Paul Klee and the LAC in Lugano were great cultural highlights.

Stately Pleasure at the Bellevue Palace Hotel Bern

One of the bears in Bern

We also made our first trip close to Rütli Meadow where in 1291 the famous oath of eternal alliance was signed by Switzerland’s three founding cantons – Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden. This was where TAG Heuer were launching their latest watch and we took a boat trip on the beautiful lake admiring the stunning scenery in this very picturesque part of the country.

the TAG Heuer Modular 45 Smartwatch

April

Ascona in Ticino

The town of Ascona

In April we visited the beautiful area of Ascona in Ticino and stayed at the wonderful Hotel Eden Roc situated directly on Lake Maggiore and the stylish Hotel Giardino Ascona.

Hotel Eden Roc Ascona in Ticino

An Oasis of Relaxation at the Hotel Giardino Ascona

Back in Zurich, April is the month of the celebration of Sechselaeuten and the burning of the Böögg and the whole city is in festive mood.

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

 

We next flew to Kiev to see the preparations for the Eurovision Contest  and got to visit behind the scenes at the Eurovision site shortly before the competition took place. We had a tour of the city, saw the amazing Easter Egg Exhibiton and even met the mayor.

The Eurovision Songcontest Stadium Kiev 2017

The Eurovision event stadium in Kiev

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery Kiev

We also revisited Ticino this month and were awestruck by the beauty of the area around Valle Verzasca.

The turquoise beauty of Valle Verzasca Ticino

The Turquoise Beauty of Valle Verzasca Ticino

The Turquoise Beauty of Valle Verzasca Ticino

The beautiful Valle Verzasca

May

What's On in Zurich Late May Early June 2017

In May Zurich was looking resplendent in the sunshine and we enjoyed a few hikes around the region.

June

June is always a great time to explore the city as the temperatures climb a little and it gets ready for high Sumer.

What's On in Zurich Beginning of June 2017

During the middle of the month we travelled to Turkey for a week where we had an excellent stay at the Hotel Sianji Wellbeing Resort in Bodrum.
Detox and Wellness at the Sianji Wellness Resort Bodrum

Sianji Wellbeing Resort Bodrum

Back in Zurich it was also time to enjoythe Badis, hike in the surrounding mountains and of course view the amazing sunsets on Lake Zurich.

What's on in Zurich Late June 2017 onwards

Photographs by Geoff Pegler, Carmen Sirboiu and Christina Fryer

Part Two to Follow Shortly

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