The Rheinpfad: From Basel to Kaiseraugst

The Rheinpfad: From Basel to Kaiseraugst

The past fifteen years have been good to the Rhine. The water quality has improved significantly. The inhabitants of the Basel region have rediscovered how to enjoy this proud river for recreational activities and as a real leisure paradise. The...more

The Panorama Trail above Zurich

The Panorama Trail above Zurich

If you want to get to the top of Üetliberg, this is best done by train. Comfortably, and running according to a scheduled timetable, the Üetlibergbahn railway takes summiteers to Zurich's 871 metre high local mountain. The high-level hike that...more

The Way of St. James: Schwarzenburg-Fribourg

The Way of St....

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela -...more

Creux du Van: Round trip in the Val de Travers

Creux du Van:...

In the Creux du Van across Lake Neuchâtel, nature presents itself as a...more

The Rheinpfad: From Basel to Kaiseraugst

The past fifteen years have been good to the Rhine. The water quality has improved significantly. The inhabitants of the Basel region have rediscovered how to enjoy this proud river for recreational activities and as a real leisure paradise. The Rheinpfad, a casual hike between Basel and Kaiseraugst, highlights the economic and cultural importance of the Rhine.

The past fifteen years have been good to the Rhine. The water quality has clearly improved and the riverbanks have become more attractive. The inhabitants of the Basel region have rediscovered how to enjoy this proud river for recreational activities and as a real leisure paradise.

The Panorama Trail above Zurich

If you want to get to the top of Üetliberg, this is best done by train. Comfortably, and running according to a scheduled timetable, the Üetlibergbahn railway takes summiteers to Zurich's 871 metre high local mountain. The high-level hike that follows is equally suited for families. And on Felsenegg the gondola lift waits to take you down to Adliswil, where the S-Bahn runs back to Zurich.

The Üetliberg railway (with regular scheduled trains) takes summiteers to Zurich's "own" mountain, 871 meters high. The high-altitude hike following the train trip is also suitable for families; after visiting the restaurant terrace on the Felsenegg, the gondola lift is waiting to take walkers down to Adliswil, where the S-Bahn (train) runs back towards Zurich.

The Way of St. James: Schwarzenburg-Fribourg

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela - an impressive section of the Way of St. James is the ViaJacobi, a five hour walk from Schwarzenburg to Fribourg. This stretch is considered the most exciting part of the Way of St. James in Switzerland and has been used by the Jakobspilger - the St. James pilgrims - since the Middle Ages.

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela – an impressive section of the Way of St. James is the ViaJacobi, a five hour walk from Schwarzenburg to Fribourg. This stretch is considered the most exciting part of the Way of St. James in Switzerland and has been used by the Jakobspilger - the St. James pilgrims - since the Middle Ages.

Creux du Van: Round trip in the Val de Travers

In the Creux du Van across Lake Neuchâtel, nature presents itself as a giant natural amphitheatre. Admittedly, the prime seats in the 500 metre high wall seem to have been reserved for the ibex. Yet from high above on the ridge one looks down in amazement at this ancient show of nature.

In the Creux du Van across Lake Neuchâtel, nature presents itself as a giant natural amphitheatre.