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Anyone up for some armchair travel to Switzerland?

Old Nov 15th, 2020, 10:48 AM
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Anyone up for some armchair travel to Switzerland?

This time of year spouse and I would normally be getting ready for our annual winter pilgrimage to Switzerland.

Our MO is to travel to Switzerland early in December to take full advantage of the calm before the holiday ski season storm. We then usually head to Germany for a dose of Christmas Markets before returning home.

There's already a great thread on Armchair Travel to Germany, so I thought I'd start one on Switzerland for those of us missing this beautiful country.

Please join in. The more photos of Switzerland the better!
Guarda

Guarda

Walking from Guarda to Ardez

Vn

Walking from Vn to Hof Zourt

Chur

Chur

Chur

Chur
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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 11:14 AM
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Ah yes, December 2014...we traded the hot sticky white sand of Perth, Australia for the white winter wonderland of Switzerland. I can't remember the last time I was so excited to see schnee.


View from our Blankenburg apartment window


Train from Blankenburg to Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental

Walking the Helsana Trail, Lenk im Simmental


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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 11:38 AM
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Great idea to start some new armchair travel. Exactly what we need in these times.
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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 11:54 AM
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Winter walking, Zuoz, 2018

Zuoz, 2018

Zuoz, 2018

Zuoz, 2018

Zuoz, 2018


Hoping that Ingo and Swandav will join in, as well as Adelaidean when she wakes up in Australia.
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Melnq8: Hoping that Ingo and Swandav will join in, as well as Adelaidean when she wakes up in Australia.[/QUOTE]

Well even though I wasnt invited, I offer a photo from October 2020



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...and from March and September 2020







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...and two more from this year...











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WeisserTee - everyone's invited! That building with the red shutters is gorgeous, where was that taken?


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I have never been to Switzerland but it is on my list! Love all your pictures. Thank you, as it lets me keep dreaming of travel.
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Originally Posted by Melnq8 View Post
WeisserTee - everyone's invited! That building with the red shutters is gorgeous, where was that taken?
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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 01:13 PM
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Solothurn is on my list WeisserTee.

Glad to have you along Sberg - here's hoping you get to Switzerland soon!


Adelboden, October 2019

Adelboden, October 2019

Adelboden, October, 2019
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From 2019, a few from the Ticino








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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 01:17 PM
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Beauty!
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Lugano



Lugano



Lugano



Lugano


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Walking along the Ruinaulta (Rhine Gorge) from Ilanz to Versam Safien on an unbearably hot June day in 2017 (a beer has never tasted so good)

Ruinaulta from Ilanz to Versam Safien, June 2017
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Lugano is on my list WeisserTee!
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Gorgeous photos...so exciting to see. Weissertee, where was your first posted one taken (oct 2020 with yellow leaves and the mountains?
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It is still a bit early but I see that people are getting into pre-Christmas mood already. So let me share one of my favourite events that takes place in Basel.

Every year around St Nicholas Day (Saturday closest to Dec 6, to be precise) the regional chapter of Harley Davidson club do a charity run known as "Harley Niggi Nggi". They dress up as Santa Clauses, decorate their bikes, and parade through the city to the main square, where they collect donations for a project that helps homeless people.


They are coming

They decorate their bikes with amazing imagination.

Ho - ho - ho!

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Santa and the angel - yes, they all wear helmets underneath

How many Christmas trees fit on one Harley?

How many reindeer...

... fit on one Harley?

"Harley Donkeyson"

Another Santa took the waterway on the Rhine
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Was supposed to be in the Ticino in June, so back on my bucket list it goes....

Photos from 2017

https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

and 2019

https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

I couldn’t get my photos to post, so had to link my albums....


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Perfect timing, Mel - I'm taking two days off since Wednesday is a holiday in my part of Germany Hm, which photos ... I'll start with a Davos/Saas Fee trip back in 1993. Pre-digital era, so please forgive the lousy quality of some photos.


Gotschnagrat, between Davos and Klosters


View from Gotschnagrat toward lake Davos.



Weissfluhjoch above Davos



Weissfluh summit


Felsenweg trail Weissfluhjoch to Strela pass



Strela pass, Weissfluh summit in the background






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