But for an article I’ve read in the National Geographic Expeditions magazine, I might have not discovered the beautiful valley of the Engadin. The article was actually about the Bernina Express, one of the many Scenic Swiss Trains that runs from St. Moritz to Tirano, passing through some of the most spectacular sceneries ever imagined. The pictures were, Read More

High above the sun-filled valley of Engadin, in the area of Pontresina, lies one of the most spectacular mountain peaks in Switzerland: the Diavolezza (the she-devil). The legend has it that long, long ago, a beautiful, red-haired she-devil used to live in these mountains. The hunters rarely spotted the spirit and when they did they could, Read More

Lake Thun or Lake Brienz? We had to make a choice. Our two-day stay in Interlaken was too short to cram in all the great day trips that make this area so famous. Interlaken (meaning “between the lakes”) is geographically situated between  the crystal clear waters of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. The chic lakeside resort is a, Read More

“So, what else is there to do atop the Jungfraujoch except visit the Observatory and the Ice Palace?” we ask the hotel receptionist on our way out to catch the cogwheel train to the Top of Europe. We wanted to know if there were any trails we could hike on the mountain of the everlasting snow. “There is a 45-minute, Read More

If seeing the Matterhorn was a once in a lifetime experience, admiring the sleepy giant from different angles and altitudes was even more fascinating. The highlight of our two days in Zermatt was a trip up to the Gornergrat at an altitude of 3,089 m from where you can enjoy the stunning views of almost 30 peaks, including the famous, Read More

As the train climbed up towards the mountain going through the deepest cleft valley in Switzerland, my mind swirled with anticipation of finally seeing Zermatt. As a photographer, I have always dreamed to photograph the iconic Matterhorn, the mountain peak that claimed more than 500 lives since it was first ascended in 1865. The small mountain village of, Read More

An excursion to Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe, as it is also called – is the highlight of any visit to Switzerland. To reach the peak you not only get to enjoy the magnificent Jungfrau region near Interlaken, but also experience the Jungfraubahn, Europe’s highest-altitude railway. The cogwheel train climbs up the mountain at the amazing elevation of 3454 meters (11,333, Read More

Some mountain peaks are better left untouched. Or at least that’s what the residents of Zermatt were thinking in the 1850s. For many years, this mountain was believed to be unclimbable. The huge pyramidal peak that strides between Switzerland and Italy inspired only fear and respect. The superstition that spirits throw rocks down the mountain created even greater fear., Read More

If Interlaken is considered a little piece of paradise, Harder Kulm Peak is part of the reason. Located at 1322 meters above the sea level, Interlaken’s home mountain gives you the most breath-taking bird-eye view of the entire Jungfrau region. The mountain can be accessed either on foot (about 2.5 hours hike), or by the Harderbahn – a modern funicular that operates from, Read More