Vaud Riviera on Lake Geneva

30 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Vaud Riviera (French: Riviera vaudoise) forms the eastern part of the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It includes in particular the towns of Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz, Montreux and Villeneuve. To the west of it lies Lavaux. The settlements belong to the Geneva-Lausanne metropolitan region, the second largest metropolitan area in Switzerland.   read more…

Lake Geneva

11 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

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© Matthieu valentin/cc-by-sa-3.0

Lake Geneva (French: le Léman, lac Léman, rarely lac de Genève; Italian: Lago Lemano; German: Genfersee; Romansh: Lai da Genevra) is a deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and the largest on the course of the Rhône. Sixty per cent (345.31 km² or 133.32 sq mi) of the lake belongs to Switzerland (the cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Valais) and forty per cent (234.71 km² or 90.62 sq mi) to France (the department of Haute-Savoie). Lake Geneva is divided into three parts because of its different types of formation (sedimentation, tectonic folding, glacial erosion):   read more…

Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

7 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  7 minutes

Cartier vs Ralph Lauren © Clement Bucco-Lechat/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cartier vs Ralph Lauren © Clement Bucco-Lechat/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz (formerly Polo World Cup on Snow, or Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow Sankt Moritz) is a polo tournament that has been held annually since 1985 (the world premiere of polo on snow) on the frozen Lake St. Moritz in the Switzerland will be held.   read more…

Karl Johans gate in Oslo

29 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© panoramio.com – Jorge Franganillo/cc-by-3.0

Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo, Norway. The street was named in honor of King Charles III John, who was also King of Sweden as Charles XIV John. Karl Johans gate is a composite of several older streets that used to be separate thoroughfares. The eastern section was part of Christian IV’s original city near the ramparts surrounding the city. When the ramparts were removed to make way for Oslo Cathedral, three separate sections eventually became Østre Gade.   read more…

Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich

19 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bahnhofstrasse is Zürich‘s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. In 2011, a study named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide. In 2016, the street ranked ninth. It came into existence when the city fortifications were demolished in 1864 and the ditch in front of the walls was filled in. Until that time, the name of the location had been Fröschengraben (“Ditch Of The Frogs”), which then was changed to Bahnhofstrasse (“Railway Station Street”).   read more…

Andøya in Norway

17 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Ovuigner/cc-by-sa-3.0

Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago, situated about 300 kilometres (190 mi) inside the Arctic circle. Andøya is located in Andøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The main populatihttps://en.wikipedia.orgn centres on the island include the villages of Andenes, Bleik, and Risøyhamn.   read more…

Arosa in Swiss

14 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Ch-info.ch/cc-by-3.0

Arosa is a town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is both a summer and a winter tourist resort.   read more…

Erlenbach in Switzerland

20 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Erlenbach is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. It is located on the north bank of the lake of Zürich, opposite Thalwil. The village is located on the Erlen stream (Erlen Bach) and along the Zürich-Rapperswil road. It includes the village and the outlying sections of Wyden, Winkel, Isler, Bindschädler and Lerchenberg.   read more…

Einsiedeln in Switzerland

5 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Einsiedeln Abbey © Dominik Landwehr/cc-by-sa-4.0

Einsiedeln Abbey © Dominik Landwehr/cc-by-sa-4.0

Einsiedeln is a municipality and district in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland known for its monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, established in the 10th century.   read more…

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