4-Lake Hike from Melchsee-Frutt to Engelberg

Few weeks ago, my husband and I went on one of the most scenic hikes in Central Switzerland, on a 4-Lake Hike from Melchsee-Frutt to Engelberg.

The starting point of the 4-Lake Hike is Melchsee-Frutt, which is accessible via cable car or hiking trail from Stöckalp. Continue reading

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Ski Season 2017/18 – Summary

It seems like winter finally bid goodbye to the Northern hemisphere. Most of ski resorts have already stopped operating their lifts and shut down their slopes. Looking back, this ski season was amazing in terms of ski conditions, but I haven’t skied as much as I hoped I would. Even though, I’ve managed to revisit two of my favourite ski resorts (Grindelwald & Melchsee Frutt) and visited two new resorts (Lenzerheide & Stoos): Continue reading

Perfect Start into the Ski Season at Melchsee Frutt

Winter came to Europe early this year. First snow covered the mountains and allowed many non-glacier ski resorts in the Alps to open earlier than usual. My husband and I took advantage of this situation and started our ski season on the first weekend in December. As this was also the weekend of my birthday, we celebrated it while swishing down the perfectly prepared slopes of my favoured ski resort Melchsee-Frutt in Central Switzerland.

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Video: Ski trip to Klewenalp Stockhütte

Days are getting shorter and shorter and temperatures are slowly, but steadily dropping. Winter is well on its way to the Northern hemisphere. I’m already dreaming about snowy sunny winter days at the ski slopes. While counting the days till then, I’m reminiscing about my past ski trips, more precisely about one particular trip – trip to Klewenalp Stockhütte in Central Switzerland where I’ve skied on a sunny day in March.

Want to know more about this trip of mine? Click on this link and read all about it!

Hiking the Grosser Mythen

1st August is Swiss National Day – the public holiday celebrating the foundation of Swiss Confederation. On that particular day in 1291 the representatives of three original cantons Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (today split into Obwalden and Nidwalden) formed an alliance. This action is now regarded as the founding of Switzerland and is annually celebrated all across Switzerland with different events and fireworks.

My husband and I spent this year’s the Swiss National Day in a very Swiss way: we went hiking. Our destination was 1.898 m high mountain Grosser Mythen located in canton Schwyz. Continue reading

Mt Pilatus hike

Like every year in the summer, my husband’s parents came to visit us in Lucerne. Because they recently got crazy about hiking, their visit was supposed to be a series of hiking trips around Swiss Alps. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather, we’ve only managed to do one hiking trip. This was the trip to Pilatus, Lucerne’s home mountain.

Scenic Alpine landscape at Mt Pilatus

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Cows of Switzerland – Part 3

Swiss cows are essential part of Swiss culture and landscape – so important, it is hard to imagine Switzerland without its cows. Did you know more than 700.000 cows live in Switzerland? Here are some of those amazing animals I’ve had a pleasure to meet on my trips around Switzerland accompanied with some interesting facts about them:

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  • The most common cow breeds in Switzerland are Simmental cattle, Brown Swiss cattle, Holstein cattle and Eringer cattle.

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