Places

Colmar
Europe, France, Places

Colmar

Situated on the Asaltian Wine Route, Colmar is known as the capital of Alsace wines. Founded in the 9th century it belonged to Germany two times in the recent past, during 1871 – 1918 and between 1940 and 1945. During World War I France took Colmar back from Germany and […]

Kaysersberg
Europe, France, Places

Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg is a small village in the region of Alsace in northeastern France that was founded in 1227. Located below the Kaysersberg Castle and by the river Weiss it is home to 2.800 Kaysersbergeois – that’s how they call the inhabitants of this beautiful hamlet. Before 2016 Kaysersberg was also […]

Freiburg
Europe, Germany, Places

Freiburg

Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, that was founded in 1120. Heavily damaged during WWII it was rebuilt on its medieval plans afterwards. Located at the Dreisam river it is home to over 227.000 people and SC Freiburg, a German Football Club that […]

Rhine Falls
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe with a width of 150 metres. The height, however, is only 23 metres. The Rhine Falls are located on the High Rhine in Switzerland, which forms the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zurich. Its actual formation is the result […]

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 […]