Switzerland

Wildflowers of Switzerland’s Zermatt – More Than Just the Edelweiss

Switzerland’s Zermatt is easily accessible to both the serious walker (who will enjoy the 400km/249mi of trails) and the less fit visitor (who will enjoy the mountain railways which give easy access to some areas). For such an accessible region, it’s an alpine flora treasure trove for even the most serious botanists. As a bonus, this beautiful area also enjoys …

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St. Peter’s Anglican in Zermatt – An English Church, An Alpine Sanctuary

If you’re strolling around Zermatt, you will immediately notice St. Peter’s, a cosy, country-style church up on the hill with Matterhorn looming in the background. Go inside to see the plaque-lined walls that honour past mountain climbers and outside to visit the Mountaineer’s cemetery. You can also go inside if you’d like to attend a worship service, talk one-on-one with …

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November in Bern – A Feast for all the Senses

The city of Bern (Berne), Switzerland’s capital city, is so full of culture, scenery, history and charm, any time of year. But if you happen to be heading there near the end of November, you’re in for a real treat! Onion Market Festival The Onion Market (Zibelemärit) is an annual folk event that takes place the fourth Monday in November. …

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A Swiss Holiday is a Nature Walker’s Ideal Destination

Switzerland is a natural paradise for those looking for either a peaceful walking holiday or an adventure hiking experience. The country’s terrain is wonderfully diverse, making each trail you take seem completely different. Switzerland is also culturally rich, as it surrounded by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France. And through most of your Switzerland holiday, the Alps mountain range will …

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