Holidays in Monuments

The Foundation (Stiftung Ferien im Baudenkmal) rents out 42 monumental houses in Switzerland. They are historic monuments with the comforts of the 21st century. The oldest building, Haus Tannen in Morschach in the canton of Schwyz, was built in 1341. The most recent house, the Eichhölzli in Biel, dates from 1933 and is a symbol … Read more » “Holidays in Monuments”

Three-country Corner Basel

The Sri Chinmoy peace blossom at the three-country point or corner (Dreiländereck) in Basel marks the location in the Rhine where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. It is one of the five hundred Sri Chinmoy places worldwide. The source of inspiration for this monument was Albert Einstein (1879-1955) who lived for many years in Bern … Read more » “Three-country Corner Basel”

Alt-Falkenstein Castle

Alt-Falkenstein Castle in the municipality of Balsthal (canton Solothurn) was built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the Balsthaler Klus. On the other side of the Balsthal lies Neu-Frankenstein from the same period. The castles of Alt-Bechburg and Neu-Bechburg near Oensingen also date from this period. The Bechburg and Falkenstein dynasties and the Bishop … Read more » “Alt-Falkenstein Castle”