Posts by Matt Hart

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Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

Learn about the historic roots of the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking route, a gorgeous and wild loop from Zermatt through Italy around SwitzerlandR...

How to Make Casunziei: an Unexpected Pasta Delight from the Dolomites

While hiking the Alps in the summer months, I’ve often found myself in what feels like an unending walk uphill, where – as much as I love...

Strangolapreti, hard to say delicious to eat!

One of the things I appreciate the most about travel is the opportunity to experience a culture and history through food. While written and oral ...

Exploring Ascona & Locarno

The twin cities of Ascona and Locarno is one of the most significant bases to start your adventure from in Ticino.  The Maggia river separates A...

Gotthard Express to Ticino

Post bus above the Verzasca River in Ticino, Valle Verzasca Switzerland is home to so many different cultures and landscapes, all housed within a...

Brienzer Rothorn Steam Train

Have you ever had the curiosity to ride a nostalgic, old-fashioned steam engine driven train? For over 125 years the Swiss have provided that opp...

Lucerne's Scenic Excursions

For my first few years coming to the Alps, I thought of Lucerne as something of a quick stop on a larger tour of Switzerland – a place to s...

Swiss Transportation: BAHN!

Switzerland is many things to many people, a beautiful country of soaring mountains, turquoise lakes, attractive cities and rustic villages.  Th...

First Impressions - Part 2

Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Mu...

First impressions - Part 1

Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Mu...

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spa robe in front of window with flower box Hotel Bouton d'Or, Alps Italy
 

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Switzerland. get natural. The Neckervalley is located in the heart of the Region Toggenburg in eastern Switzerland. The traditional cattle show in Brunnadern is a highlight in the autumn customs of the valley. Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. Die traditionelle Viehschau in Brunnadern im Neckertal. Das Neckertal liegt im Herzen der Ostschweiz in der Region Toggenburg im Einzugsgebiet von St. Gallen, Wil und Zuerich. Suisse. tout naturellement. Le Neckervallee est situe au cÏur de la region Toggenburg dans la Suisse orientale. Le betail traditionels montrent dans le village de Brunnadern est un point culminant dans les coutumes dÕautomne de la vallee. Copyright by: Switzerland Tourism - By-Line: swiss-image.ch / BAFU / Beat Mueller  

Traditional Farming in the Swiss Alps

[caption id="attachment_20184" align="alignnone" width="770"] Cows graze on a steep hillside above the Lauterbrunnen Valley with Schmadribach Falls in the backg