The Ceneri Base Tunnel

NEAT. Bild/Photo: Wikipedia.

On Friday 4 September, the tunnel (Ceneri Basis-Tunnel) was opened at Monte Ceneri in the canton of Tessin. This tunnel completes the NEAT (Die NEue AlpenTransversale) project, the largest and most expensive infrastructure in the country. On 13 December, at 6 AM, the first train will run from Lugano to the north.  The tunnel is … Read more » “The Ceneri Base Tunnel”

The Crossroads of Basel

Basel, Barfusserplatz with view of Leonard Church. Photo RES

The city of Basel represents and confirms at a micro level the identity of Switzerland.  This crossroads of rivers, roads, and mountain passes connect Italy, Germany, France and Austria, Northern and Southern, Western and Eastern Europe. The Celtic tribe of the Rauraci lived in the region when the Romans arrived in the first century BC. … Read more » “The Crossroads of Basel”

Swiss Source of Rejuvenation

Montreux, Clinique La Prairie. Bild/Photo:

What share Winston Churchill, Konrad Adenauer, Dwight Eisenhower, Charles de Gaulle, Miles Davis, Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dietrich or Marilyn Monroe? They stayed at the hotel-clinic La Prairie in Montreux for shorter or longer periods. There are many Grand-Hotels and hospitals in Switzerland. A combination of these two is exceptional, however. The principle is to provide … Read more » “Swiss Source of Rejuvenation”