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All of my posts on each aspect of Switzerland. Grouped by type.

Note: The content is still being imported and updated from older posts. Items in bold are linked back to my subreddit.


Places and Events

  • Some lesser known but beautiful old towns. Link
  • The most beautiful villages in Switzerland. Link.
  • Solothurn. Reddit Link
  • Chienbäse in Liestal and Morgenstreich in Basel. March 2018. Link
  • Thun and St Beatus caves. March 2018. Reddit Link
  • Murten and Neuchatel. June 2018. Reddit Link
  • Brienzer Rothorn and the Emmental. August 2018. Reddit Link
  • Verkehrshaus (Transport Museum). November 2019. Reddit Link
  • The Greisiniger (Tolkien) Museum. September 2023. Link
  • Olten – the ‘ugliest’ place in Switzerland. Link

Some of my favourite places

Not places that I consider to be an absolute must see, but ones that have made a really positive impression on me.

More detailed posts on the big tourist spots:


My trips

Outings with at least 1 night away from home.

Weekend Trips

Trips I have done at the weekend, or in some cases a 3 day weekend with arrival on the Thursday evening after a day of work.

  • Saas-Fee (2 nights). January 2020. Reddit Link
  • Lugano (2 nights). February 2020. link
  • Rigi (1 night). February 2020. link
  • Gruyeres and the Prealps (1 night). February 2018. Reddit Link
  • Aletsch arena (1 night). February 2019. link
  • Kandersteg (2 nights). March 2022. Reddit Link
  • Vallorbe and Vallee de Joux (1 night). May 2018. Link
  • Appenzell (3 nights). June 2018. Reddit Link
  • Hasliberg (1 night). July 2018. link
  • Rosenlaui (2 nights). July 2020. Link
  • Jungfrau Region (2 nights). July 2015. Reddit Link
  • Sion – Gemmipass – Kandersteg (2 nights). August 2015. Reddit Link
  • Lungern (2 nights). August 2023. Link
  • Les Diablerets and Glacier 3000 (1 night). September 2019. Reddit Link

Longer Trips

Anything which required 4 full days or more.

  • Locarno (5 nights). April 2022. Reddit Link
  • Château-d’Oex (3 nights). April 2023. Link
  • Arosa (4 nights). May 2021. Reddit Link
  • Fiesch and the Aletsch Arena (4 nights). July 2020. link
  • Evolène (8 nights). July 2023. Link
  • Mürren to Adelboden (4 nights). July 2022. Reddit Link
  • Grimentz and Crans-Montana (17 nights). July 2022. Reddit Link
  • Zermatt (4 nights). August 2015. Reddit Link
  • Glarus, Graubünden, and into Italy (6 nights). August 2016. Reddit Link
  • Bellinzona-Splügen-Vals (3 nights). August 2019. link
  • Disentis (12 nights). August 2021. Reddit Link
  • Samedan (14 nights). August 2021. Link
  • Flims and Tiefencastel (7 nights). August 2020. Reddit Link
  • Samedan (8 nights). October 2020. Reddit Link

Hikes

See the dedicated Hikes page for the list of hikes.


Cycling

See the dedicated Cycling page for list of bike rides.


Themed Posts

  • The trip taken by JRR Tolkien that inspired parts of the Hobbit/LOTR: Link.
  • Expanding the famous train routes: Glacier Express – Link, and Bernina Express – Link, and the GoldenPass line – Link.
  • Visiting the UNESCO sites in Switzerland: Reddit Link.
  • Unique/interesting Swiss festivals: Link, with a sidepost on the surreal madness that is Fasnacht.
  • Swiss food and drink: Reddit Link.
  • An idiots guide to buying a Swiss Watch: Reddit Link.
  • Cats I have come across in Switzerland. Link

Responses to often posted topics

  • Are there any ugly places in Switzerland (yes): Link
  • Misc. points like why is the grass so perfectly mowed in photos and so on: Reddit Link.
  • Cow bells and do they harm the cows: Link.
  • The myth of the pig in the lion of Lucerne. Link.
  • When Switzerland invaded Liechtenstein and a few other Liechtenstein stories: Reddit Link.
  • Do the Swiss eat cats and dogs?: Link
  • Do the Swiss remove the vocal cords of dogs? Link.
  • The “abandoned” hotel Bélvèdere: Reddit Link.
  • Gelmerbahn, the “high-speed rollercoaster”; Reddit Link
  • Villa Vals, the underground “hobbit” house: Reddit link
  • Why Switzerland has the highest number of breweries per captia in the world (it is a boring legal reason). Reddit Link

Questions/thoughts that come to my mind

  • Where are all the pigs? Link.
  • What is Hornussen? Reddit Link.
  • Swiss war memorials. Link
  • Posters against women getting the vote in Switzerland and the rejected women’s suffrage referendum from 1959. Reddit Link

Posts on life in Switzerland

See this page