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Graubünden: St. Mortiz and Davos

St. Moritz is the wintertime glamour capital of Europe, rising to prominence after hosting two early Winter Olympic Games in 1924 and 1932. The city is perhaps the most exclusive skiing destination in the world, with world-class hotels, restaurants, and … Continue reading

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Family Trip: St. Gallen

The final destination on our return to Zurich was St. Gallen, one of the largest cities in eastern Switzerland.  The city is best known for its UNESCO Abbey of St. Gall, which has a beautiful rococo library housing manuscripts from the … Continue reading

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Family Trip: Konigschlosser

From Innsbruck, we drove north into the German state of Bavaria through the rolling pre-Alpine hills and mountains to Hohenschwangau, a small (VERY small) village best known as the home of the Konigschlosser (King’s Castles), the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein and … Continue reading

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Family Trip: Innsbruck

The city sits along the river Inn and is surrounded on all sides by fantastic mountains; the Tirol region is a skier’s paradise, and Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympics twice (1964, 1976).  In the city center, the famed Goldenes … Continue reading

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Bundesfeier: Swiss National Day

August 1st is Switzerland’s national holiday, commemorating the first mutual protection alliance between 3 cantons (of the now 26)in central Switzerland in 1291.  Bundesfeiey celebrations across the country consist of brunches on farms, traditional singing and dancing, and even a … Continue reading

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Family Trip: Vaduz, Liechtenstein

We departed the Swiss Riviera back to Zurich by train, then rented a car in Zurich for the remainder of our journey.  The rental car market is certainly different than the US – the three choices of rentals were Mercedes, … Continue reading

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Family Trip: Montreux

Montreux is another “Swiss Riviera” destination; though smaller than Lausanne, it has its share of great sights and history.  We walked along the lakeside Quai des Fleurs to the Chateau de Chillon, where it seemed like every 20 feet provided … Continue reading

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