Monthly Archives: October 2013

Alps seen from Gurten

Switzerland has to be one of the most beautiful places anywhere on earth! I can’t wait to come back. Advertisements

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Bern from Gurten – Bern’s local mountain

Last day in Bern (until next time!) Isabelle and I took a gentle tram ride up Gurten, Bern’s local mountain which has been made into a lovely park. We had lunch and then walked around and walked back down the … Continue reading

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Schloss Oberhofen

Fairytale-style castle at the village of Oberhofen on Thun Lake, between Thun and Spiez, as viewed from the lake.

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Castle Grounds at Spiez

As a tourist web site MySwitzerland.com puts it: “Today, the castle reflects the change from a medieval castle to a patrician residence.”

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Harbor viewed from public park at Spiez

Like the Vineyard – boats, vineyards,… with Alps!?

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View of Alps and Thun Lake from Spiez Castle

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Spiez Castle

Beautiful place! Terraced vineyards are off to the right, sloping down to the road along the lake, and there are several separate garden areas with formal lawns, a small fountain, and neatly spaced rows of geraniums in urns. It was … Continue reading

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