Take the Train to Gornergrat!

Gornergrat is a rocky ridge of the Pennine Alps, overlooking the Gorner Glacier south of Zermatt in Switzerland. It can be reached from Zermatt by the Gornergrat rack railway, the highest open-air railway in Europe. Between the Gornergrat railway station (3,090 m) and the summit is the Kulm Hotel (3,120 m) hosting the new Project […]

Zurich Switzerland

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Permanently settled for around 2000 years, the history of Zürich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated […]

The Matterhorn one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps

The Matterhorn the iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn […]

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland, at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. Zermatt is traversed by the main river of the valley: the Matter Vispa, which rises at the glaciers at the feet of the highest peaks: the Gorner Glacier […]

Interlaken – Grindelwald

The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and […]

Beautiful Appenzellerland

Appenzell is an alpine region, particularly in the south, where the Alpstein limestone range (culminating in the Säntis which is 8,216 feet (2,504 m)) is found, though towards the north the surface is composed rather of green hills, separating green hollows in which nestle neat villages and small towns. It is mainly watered by two […]

Skiing or Sightseeing in Zermatt, Switzerland?

Our recommended method of travel: If transferring by train, fly to Zurich and take the train to Visp, where you change to the mountain train direct to Zermatt. The Zurich trains are more comfortable than the Geneva ones and the whole journey is very scenic, going alongside lakes, vineyards and mountains with typically Swiss efficiency.  From […]

Hotel Butterfly on YouTube

This is a cute video for the hotel we will be staying in Zermatt. http://www.youtube.com/user/BWHotelButterfly

Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt, Switzerland

This is the nice boutique hotel where we will be staying in our upcoming trip to Zermatt. Hotel Butterfly is located in Zermatt, within easy reach of Sunnegga Ski Resort and winter sports like alpine skiing and downhill skiing. Also nearby is Schwarzsee. Hotel Features.  After a day on the slopes, enjoy use of the hotel’s facilities like a sauna and a […]

What to Do in Zermatt, Switzerland?

Warm summer days offer a huge variety of walks and hikes among some of the world’s most stunning mountains. But mountain biking, paragliding, mountaineering, and wonderful summer skiing also make exciting summer pastimes in Zermatt. For the less energetic there are lift-rides to spectacular mountain peaks, as well as regular summer favorites such as tennis, […]