St Mauritius Church in Zermatt

St Mauritius Pfarrei in Zermatt

St Mauritius Pfarrkirche – The Zermatt Roman Catholic Parish Church: Walking around the centre of Zermatt, the dominating tower of St Mauritius parish church is hard to miss. St. Mauritius Pfarrkirche in Zermatt is a Roman Catholic parish church. It stands in Kirchplatz, next to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and the Marmot Fountain. St. Mauritius […]

An Alpine Chapel at Riffelalp

Riffelalp Chapel in Zermatt

Riffelalp Chapel is a Private Chapel 2,210 Metres Above Sea Level: Located over 2,210 metres above sea level is Riffelalp, an intermediate station of the Gornergrat-Bahn. Many hikers come up here to start their Alpine hikes, and also at Riffelalp are the Riffelalp Resort and the Riffelalp Chapel, a chapel built by Alexander Seiler, founder […]

Swiss travel | Aigle

Château d’Aigle

Aigle, capital of the Chablais winemaking region: This beautiful serene town of Aigle is the capital of the Chablais wine growing region and lies south-east of Lake Geneva. Aigle and its neighbouring town Yvorne are reputed to produce what are acclaimed to be the best wines of the region and some of the best in Switzerland. […]

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

How Swiss Cheese Fondue was invented and how to make it: When the temperature is freezing and the chill in the air is converting into goosebumps on your skin, there’s nothing like some rich comfort food to ward off the cold.  The Swiss cheese fondue comes to mind. Origin of the Swiss Cheese Fondue The Swiss cheese […]

Swiss Cheese – more than Gruyère, but…

Swiss Cheese Selection

  When I read that there are more than 400 varieties of Swiss cheese, I was astounded. Most non-Swiss people would only know of a handful, the most popular ones being Emmenthal and Gruyère. Still, Gruyère is undoubtedly the big cheese of the Swiss dairy industry, so when we visited the walled city of Gruyères, […]

The Giger Museum – An Alien Encounter in Gruyères

Giger Museum - Gruyères

In the Land of the Gruyère Cheese, The Giger Museum Seems an Oddity: Fans of the “Alien” movies will be pleased to know that the Museum H R Giger is in Gruyères. This Giger Museum is home to the permanent collection of the works of H.R. Giger, the award winning Swiss designer of Ridley Scott’s […]

St. Moritz – A Glitzy Swiss Ski Resort

St Moritz lake walk

Glitz and Glamour at St. Moritz – but not so much in Summer… St Moritz is one of the world’s glitziest, most expensive ski resorts, deserving its reputation as the St. Tropez of ski destinations. Our tour director referred to this place as a ski resort for the “chic-kie mickeys“, her description of the jet-set […]