"Col-des-Roches" Cave Mills

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.more

Guarda – The Schellenursli-Village

Guarda – The Schellenursli-Village

Guarda in the Lower Engadine is so beautiful a village that it was awarded the Wakker Prize. It also received the distinction "Of national...more

Illgraben-Bhutan Bridge

Illgraben-Bhutan...

Erosion caused the mountain to collapse and the vast, pale yellow and...more

Following the Doubs: The Swiss Water Trail

Following the...

France to one side and Switzerland to the other, with a river running...more

"Col-des-Roches" Cave Mills

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

Guarda – The Schellenursli-Village

Guarda in the Lower Engadine is so beautiful a village that it was awarded the Wakker Prize. It also received the distinction "Of national importance". One of its stately houses inspired Alois Carigiet when he drew the home of Schellenursli.

Guarda in the Lower Engadine is so beautiful a village that it was awarded the Wakker Prize. It also received the distinction "Of national importance". One of its stately houses inspired Alois Carigiet when he drew the home of Schellenursli.

Illgraben-Bhutan Bridge

Erosion caused the mountain to collapse and the vast, pale yellow and reddish rock basin to form, which becomes bigger every year. From the Grabenrad or the Illhorn (2,716 m) there are "fear inspiring" yet stunning views down into the Rhone valley.

Erosion caused the mountain to collapse and the vast, pale yellow and reddish rock basin to form, which becomes bigger every year. From the Grabenrad or the Illhorn (2,716 m) there are "fear inspiring" yet stunning views down into the Rhone valley.

Following the Doubs: The Swiss Water Trail

France to one side and Switzerland to the other, with a river running through the middle: The Doubs. Its long, ruggedly picturesque valley is virtually uninhabited and being a nature reserve it is even more of a paradise for fishermen and hikers. The riverside path between Soubey and St. Ursanne opens up a truly original part of Switzerland. Through almost untouched riverscape, it runs past fish taverns and swimming areas.

15 kilometres of meditative hiking pleasure and one of Switzerland's most beautiful "water trails" run between Soubey and St-Ursanne.