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Swiss National Day August 1st – Happy Birthday Switzerland!

Swiss National Day August 1st – Happy Birthday Switzerland!

If it’s your first time in Switzerland for August 1st you’re in for a treat. You may have noticed the shop windows overdosing on red and white for the past month and you can find the Swiss flag on almost everything from a paper napkin to t shirts to mugs and cow bells (now’s quite […]

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Hiking in Switzerland – a Hike to the Morteratsch Glacier, Pontresina and Overnight Stay in the Boval Mountain Hut

Filed in Snow, Swiss Mountains, Travel by on June 27, 2013 3 Comments
Hiking in Switzerland – a Hike to the Morteratsch Glacier, Pontresina and Overnight Stay in the Boval Mountain Hut

Following on from our recent article about resources for hiking in Switzerland (see here for more information), last week we went on a hike to the Morteratsch Galcier in Graubunden. Not only was it a beautiful hike but the train ride from Zurich passes though some wonderful countryside, making the journey itself a great outing […]

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Hiking, Cycling, Walking, Skating, Canoeing in Switzerland – Switzerland Mobility

Filed in Family, Sports, Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Travel by on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Hiking, Cycling, Walking, Skating, Canoeing in Switzerland – Switzerland Mobility

Hiking, Biking, Canoeing in Switzerland – A guide for exploring the “Swiss Outdoors”  If you like hiking, walking, mountain biking, cycling or just getting out and enjoying the fresh air and coutnryside in Switzerland there is a great resource to help you plan your trips. It’s called Switzerland Mobility and as well as being available […]

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St Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow and World Economic Forum Davos

St Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow and World Economic Forum Davos

This week is a busy one in the mountains outside Zurich. If you fancy heading out of town there are two big international events on this week. St.Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow 24th – 27th January Why not make the journey to St Moritz to experience the glamour and excitement of a world class […]

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Atzmännig – Bijou Ski Resort just outside Zurich

Atzmännig – Bijou Ski Resort just outside Zurich

This weekend we visited Atzmännig ski resort for the first time. Having lived in Zurich some time now, and skied widely across the Graubunden resorts, as well as in Hoch Ybrig, Flumserberg and in the French part of Switzerland, I can’t believe it’s taken so long to discover this bijou little resort right on our doorstep! And what […]

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Skiing in Flumserberg

Skiing in Flumserberg

  Photo courtesy of Flumserberg.ch Skiing in Flumserberg   From November to March it’s often quite misty and foggy in Zurich, but up above the clouds in the mountains it’s often lovely and sunny. There is even a phrase “unten grau, oben blau” which roughly translates as “grey down below and blue on top” and […]

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