Places

Klingenstock and Fronalpstock
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Klingenstock and Fronalpstock

The Klingenstock and the Fronalpstock are two mountains in the Schwyzer Alps that are located between Stoos and Riemenstalden in the Canton of Schwyz. The two mountains are connected by a ridge trail that provides great views of Lake Lucerne. This lake is the fourth largest in Switzerland and is […]

Furka Pass
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Furka Pass

The Furka Pass is a high mountain Pass in the Swiss Alps with an elevation of 2.429 metres. Built in 1867, it connects the village of Gletsch in the canton of Valais with the village of Realp in the canton of Uri. The Furka Pass is known for its appearance […]

Lucerne
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Lucerne

Lucerne is a city in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Located next to Lake Lucerne (in German Vierwaldstättersee) in central Switzerland it is home to over 81.000 people and therefore the seventh biggest city in Switzerland. The neighbouring mountains are called Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn. The town’s landmark is the […]

Lavertezzo
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Lavertezzo

Lavertezzo is a municipality in the district of Locarno, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. Located at an elevation of 545 metres it was first mentioned as Laverteze in 1327. For centuries Lavertezzo was only populated in the summer months an when winter approached the people descended to the lower […]

Ascona
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Ascona

Ascona is a small town in southern Switzerland. Located on the shore of Lake Maggiore it is Switzerland’s lowest lying town and home to roughly 5.500 people. The history of Ascona dates back to the beginning of Late Bronze Age as an in 1952 discovered necropolis shows. The mountain that […]

Landwasser viaduct
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Landwasser Viaduct

The Landwasser Viaduct is a 65 metres high and 136 metres long limestone railway viaduct. Owned by the Rhaetian Railway it spans the Landwasser river between the communities of Schmitten and Filisur, in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Built between 1901 and 1902 it is still in use today […]

Meglisalp
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Appenzell

Appenzell is a village in the Swiss canton Appenzell Innerhoden and is mainly known for its amazing mountain landscape. Home to around 7000 people, the heart of the city is car-free and therefore a great place to stroll around. Famous sights in the area around Appenzell are for example the […]

Schrecksee
Europe, Germany, Places

Schrecksee

Lake Schrecksee is a small mountain lake in the state of Bavaria, Germany. Located at an elevation of at an elevation of 1813 metres above sea level within the Allgäu Alps National Park. The Allgäu Alps are part of the Northern Limestone Alps and their highest peak is the Großer […]

Hochtannbergpass
Austria, Europe, Places

Hochtannbergpass

The Hochtann Mountain Pass, also known as Hochtannbergpass, is a mountain pass in the state of Vorarlberg, Austria. Before the pass was built in 1954, there was already a bridle path in place on the same route since the 15th century. The Hochtannbergpass connects the villages of Warth in the […]