End of Summer Traditions

When the leafs start turning it is time to bring down the cows from their summer meadows in the mountains.

Annie Leibovitz Exhibition in Zurich

The exhibition is called Women: New Portraits. Since 1999, Annie Leibovitz and Susan Sontag worked on a collection of pictures that show strong women from all over the world. Zurich is the last stop on the world tour, which started about a year ago and spanned 10 cities around the globe. The location – EWZ…

Shop till you drop at the Swiss Outlet Village in Landquart

To be honest, shopping in Switzerland is not always fun. Depending where you come from prices in Swiss boutiques and shops will simply knock you off your socks. By the way,  locals often feel the same, if that makes you feel better. Switzerland is and always has been a high-price country. However, when early 2015…

Driver’s Seat: Climbing Klausenpass by car

Mama loves to drive. Oh yes, I do! I am always up for a road trip. Especially when it offers fun to drive and lots of stunning view points along the way. Taking our little Mazda convertible out to tackle the mountains on a great day ranks pretty high on my weekend favorites. Luckily, I…

Zopf – The traditional Swiss breakfast bread

In Switzerland, you can find more than 200 different kinds of bread.  However, for a perfect Sunday morning breakfast a loaf of Zopf is a must. It is a white yeasted loaf which has a bit of a crust but is spongy and soft inside. Try it out yourself with our Swiss family recipe. The…

Nude Hiking. Is this a new trend? Really?

Today, I will share a rather funny story instead of providing you with a true must-not-miss Switzerland travel tip. Or maybe you think differently? I don’t know. I leave that up to you. Recently, we visited the town of Appenzell during one of our weekend road trips. The Kanton (province) of Appenzell and the town…

Video artist Pipilotti Rist at Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunsthaus is one of the important art museums in Switzerland. Besides the permanent collection, the museum always features special exhibitions of international artists. These exhibitions range from Claude Monet to contemporary video artists. One of those video artists is Pipilotti Rist. Born 1962 in Switzerland, she became an internationally renowned pioneer in video art in…

A visit to Victorinox Pocket Knifes

If you are travelling through Switzerland and looking for a fun excursion, I recommend to plan for a stop-over in Brunnen, a small town on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The town itself is quite busy in summer and very quiet in Winter. You can either arrive by train or by car. In case you…

Let’s get started

Hello and pleased to meet you! This is my very first blog post. It is a project that I wanted to take on for a long time. With this year’s New Year resolutions, I finally got started. The purpose of this blog is to capture all the nice places and to share my experiences in…