A lighthouse in the Alps
Oberalppass. Photo/Foto: TES.
27 August 2019
No mountain is too high for Swiss, but what does a lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass do at 2 046 above sea level? The Rhine Source Lighthouse is an hour’s walk from the source of the Rhine. The Gotthard massif is the source of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Rhône and Ticino. The lighthouse is … Read more » “A lighthouse in the Alps”
Grandeur of Switzerland
Vevey, Fête des Vignerons 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.
13 August 2019
What does it mean, the grandeur of Switzerland? The many Grand Hotels, the mountain landscape and the high peaks of the Alps, the big lakes or the many beautiful cities or (direct) democracy? All true, but the real treasure and grandeur of this country are first and foremost its people and Swiss civil society. From … Read more » “Grandeur of Switzerland”
Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey
Vevey, Fête des Vignerons, le 28 juin 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.
28 July 2019
It took a while, but the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Jura were reunited at the occasion of the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey, which is organised once every 20-25 years. It is also the first time that all 26 cantons make their appearance at one of the 21 days of the grandiose, stylish and great … Read more » “Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey”