The island of Ufenau in Lake Zurich

On the Island of Ufenau you will find a farm and two churches: ¿ the church of St. Peter and Paul stands on the foundations of a Gallo-Roman temple, and the church of St. Martin can be traced back to the 7th century.
Owned by Einsiedeln Abbey.

The island of Ufenau in Lake Zurich

Shingle Roofs

Fine wooden shingles called “tavillons”, arranged in typical patterns, cover the rooftops of Taveyanne. While the tradition has become a rarity, you increasingly see buildings decorated with them in the Fribourg and Vaud Alps – but rarely in such concentration as in this little hamlet above Gryon.

Moléson - Via ferrata

One of the most spirited and most spicy routes, on the massive mountain local to the town of Gruyères.

One of the most spirited and most spicy routes, on the massive mountain local to the town of Gruyères. It is a surprisingly logical North Wall route with perfect safety - à la française- and a few vertical and overhanging sections. There are also repeated sections of soil and grass, making the Voie Hohl (to give it its proper name) more suited to the high summer. The climb to the start point and the descent are steeply sloping, but have good safety. There is a charge for the Moléson via ferrata; 4 Swiss francs for adults, 2 Swiss francs for children; the money is used to maintain the via ferrata.

Bondasca and Albigna Valley

Though largely neglected by tourists in the past, this secluded area has long been an insider tip for climbers and mountaineers.