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Switzerland - The sound of Toblerone

Zürich, Luzern, Bern, Sargans.

  • Woody walks

    This is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. Ironically, it survived all the way from year 1333 before burning in 1993, leaving only the tower as original.

    [Kapellbrücke in Lucerne]

  • Woody walks

    This is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. Ironically, it survived all the way from year 1333 before burning in 1993, leaving only the tower as original.

    [Kapellbrücke in Lucerne]

  • Twin towers

    The church from 1666 is easily recognized by the river Reuss.

    [Jesuit Church in Lucerne]

  • Lazy days

    The stone arches provided a welcome shade as we sampled their house beers.

    [Rathaus Brauerei in Lucerne]

  • Now this is what I call vacation

    There are worse things to do than having italian ice cream on the Rathausquai.

    [Ida in Lucerne]

  • Medieval times

    The medieval ramparts are walkable and the towers are climbable, offering great views.

    [Museggmauer in Lucerne]

  • Medieval times

    The medieval ramparts are walkable and the towers are climbable, offering great views.

    [Museggmauer in Lucerne]

  • Not Aslan

    This 10-meter lion sculpture of a dying lion was sculpted into the rock face in 1820, a memory of Swiss soldiers who died during the French Revolution.

    [Löwendenkmal in Lucerne]

  • Spellbound or asleep

    [Ida in Hofkirche St Leodegar, Lucerne]

  • Medieval views

    The old town of the capital is a Unesco heritage site since 1983. It was originally built on the peninsula surrounded by the River Aare.

    [Old town of Bern]

  • Medieval views

    The old town of the capital is a Unesco heritage site since 1983. It was originally built on the peninsula surrounded by the River Aare.

    [View from Münster-Turm in Bern]

  • Stairway to heaven

    It's 244 steps to the top of Switzerland's tallest cathedral, but the view is worth every one of them.

    [Reine climbing Münster-Turm in Bern]

  • Why so serious

    This guy has a great view, since he is located on the wall at the top of the tower. With a height of 100 meters, it's the tallest cathedral in Switzerland. The first church on this location was a small chapel built during the founding of Bern in 1191.

    [Münster-Turm in Bern]

  • Medieval views

    The old town of the capital is a Unesco heritage site since 1983. It was originally built on the peninsula surrounded by the River Aare.

    [Old town of Bern]

  • Tales from the hop

    The microbrewery is cleverly hidden behind a bear den (for real), but we found it!

    [Altes Tramdepot, Bern]

  • Tales from the hop

    The microbrewery is cleverly hidden behind a bear den (for real), but we found it!

    [Ida at Altes Tramdepot, Bern]

  • We like it down here

    Cozy houses in the shade of the bridge.

    [Nydeggbrücke in Bern]

  • Ambience of a genius

    Albert Einstein lived in this apartment 1903-1905. During that time he published the theory of special relativity and other groundbreaking papers, and most of the papers were written in this apartment.

    [Einstein Haus in Bern]

  • Watching the world pass us by

    [Ida on a train]

  • Waiting at Platform 1

    There are always beautiful mountains to look at while waiting for the train.

    [Train station in Sargans]

  • Beacon of light

    [St Peter church in Zürich]

  • Children of the sun

    [Dead Can Dance live in Zürich]

  • Children of the sun

    [Dead Can Dance live in Zürich]

  • Nights of neon

    This dump of a bar turned out to be our favorite hangout with repeated visits! But the beer was horrible.

    [Züri Bar in Zürich]

  • Nights of neon

    This dump of a bar turned out to be our favorite hangout with repeated visits! But the beer was horrible.

    [Reine at Züri Bar in Zürich]

  • Guild wars

    There are 14 historical guilds (Zünfte) in the city, first established in 1336. This is the guild house for tailors (zur Schneidern).

    [Niederdorf area in Zürich]

  • Got the time?

    St Peter has the largest church clock face in Europe. It was once the site of a Roman Jupiter temple near the Lindenhof hill where the Roman citadel was located.

    [View from Grossmünster in Zürich]

  • Barrels of beer

    This was once a mediaeval arsenal, built in 1487 and later serving beer since 1926. Pikes and swords adorn the walls, in case of a bar brawl.

    [Zeughauskeller in Zürich]

  • Conservation of mass

    Naturally they have their own house beer, so I had to try the Mass size to get a decent sample.

    [Reine at Zeughauskeller in Zürich]

  • Beer Everest

    Zürich has several local beers, such as this one from Züri West.

    [Ida at Zic Zac in Zürich]

  • The smell of neon

    [Zic Zac in Zürich]

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