Becoming a Groupie on a Swiss Alps Hike

Glacial landscape

Travel writer Carol Antman surmounts misgivings and mountains in Switzerland When I was invited to tag along as a journalist with Alpine Adventure Trails Tour on a two-week hike in the Swiss Alps, I was eager for my husband Mark to book the trip and come. Somehow he did not share my enthusiasm. “…climbs of […]

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. […]

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 […]