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…

A fun afternoon at the Artisan Glass Factory on Lake Lucerne

This is one of the excursions that I like to do when we have families visiting us in Switzerland. It is not expensive and offers a nice experience for visitors of all ages. The glass factory is called “Glasi Hergiswil” and is located directly along the main street of the small Hergiswil village. It is…

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…

Whisky Trekking in Switzerland

Switzerland is not necessarily known for its whisky. But that’s wrong. Locher, one of the local Appenzell beer breweries, started making whisky back in 1999. Today, Locher sells six different types of Säntis malt. And they came up with a brilliant idea: The Whisky Trek around the Appenzell Alps.

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…