Natur & Tierpark Goldau revisited

Don’t know what to do on a gloomy November Sunday in Central Switzerland? Visit Natur & Tierpark Goldau (Goldau Nature Park and Zoo) – an animal park housing more than hundred European wild and domesticated animal species (e.g. bears, wolves, chickens, otters, lynx etc.)!
As you might remember, I’ve already visited this animal park earlier this year with my brother. This time I’ve visited it with my husband.

Pigs

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Zermatt weekend getaway

A month ago, when October turned to November, my husband and I went to the charmingly cute mountain village of Zermatt in canton Wallis/Valais to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Matterhorn above Zermatt

Zermatt is beautiful mountain village. Likewise many other Alpine villages, it is full of charming peak-roofed wooden buildings. What differs Zermatt from other villages and makes it special is Matterhorn – iconic pyramidal mountain that can be found on every box of Toblerone chocolate and countless Swiss postcards.

Hiking route in Zermatt

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Räbechilbi aka Turnip Festival in Richterswil

Three years ago in November, I attended Räbechilbi, a traditional fall festival in Richterswil, a lovely village on the banks of Lake Zürich.

The festival can be traced back to the early 1920s and is held every second Saturday evening in November. The inhabitants of the village decorate the facades of their houses with turnip lanterns and there is also a parade of different constructions illuminated by hundreds of hollowed turnips.  Continue reading

In search of the Autumn Sun by the Lake Cresta and Lake Cauma

Autumn in Luzern can be very nice, but when the weather does not cooperate, it can be gloomy. Last Sunday in September my husband and I woke up in a cold misty morning. Pilatus Mountain and the surrounding mountains were covered with thick layer of clouds. The weather forecast wasn’t too promising. We both strived for some sun, so we’ve check the weather forecast in other parts of Switzerland. Canton Graubünden was supposed to have sun and clear skies, so we decided to drive there. Our destination was Flims, a lovely alpine town, on a terrace north of the Rhine valley.

Lake Cauma

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