Tag Archives: Alps

World at a Glance: Freddie Mercury in Montreux

I like Montreux, I really do. In my civil servant days, I frequently attended committee meetings in Geneva, and would sometimes stay here, not minding the twice daily one-hour train journey. Wandering along Lake Geneva’s waterfront, you won’t be lost for stunning scenery to rest your weary eyes on. There are towering mountains, clusters of [...]

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Marvellous Malbun

Malbun is a tranquil, lovely mountain village in Liechtenstein. Small clusters of Alpine homes on green meadows look adorable from above.

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Tiny Triesenberg

For most, Liechtenstein is a quick stop to check off yet another country on their list. They only stop for an hour at most, in the capital Vaduz – and leave with a very incomplete impression of this ancient Alpine country. The little principality has much more to offer, so I recommend you spend a [...]

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Hiking in Tyrol with Oetzi

Oetzi may have been hiking in these hills 5000 years ago. I did last summer. I had it much easier than he did, though. I took the cable car.

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St Moritz in September

Ah, St Moritz. The name brings to mind a gorgeous summer holiday in Torquay. I was 16 and he was tall, blond, a little shy and had the most beautiful smile. I’ll call him Hanspeter, because that was his name. When business took me to St Moritz one September day a few years ago, well, [...]

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Border bridge: Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Border bridge: Liechtenstein to the left, Switzerland to the right. I jump: Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland…

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One night in Vaduz

Liechtenstein is essentially a family firm, headed by His Serene Highness Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, who lives in Schloss Vaduz.

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