Hiking in the Alps

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Blatten/Belalp: Stage 96 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina – part 1

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September 30th 2019

Through the Aletsch forest and over the dam of the Gibidum Reservoir

This morning I took the 10.48 hrs train from Brig to Mörel, and got off two stops and 17 minutes later. The railway station in between is called Bitsch – it is funny to hear in what way this is announced in the train in English: it really sounds like “bitch” instead of “beach“! In Mörel it was only a three minutes’ walk to the valley station of the gondola, which eventually ends in Riederalp. The first part of the track goes to the village Ried-Mörel on the mountain shoulder. The gondola moves on very slowly, so people heading for Ried-Mörel can get off without a problem. Passengers for Riederalp have to remain seated: the gondola continues on another cable to the end station Riederalp. Continue reading

Mals and surroundings: to Laatsch, Glurns and the Tartscher Bichl Rock

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August 10th 2019

Walking in the rain and in the sunshine…

Yesterday, August 9th, I woke up with only minor muscle pain after my wild hiking adventure on Stage 69 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina the day before: from Taufers i.M. over the Rifair Scharte and the Glurnser Köpfl back to Glurns and Mals. That morning I have just taken a picture of the Glurnser Köpfl in the morning sun…! Continue reading

From the Engadin visiting Italy again

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September 29th 2018

Scuol, Livigno and Sent

Monday September 24th I left Küblis and arrived close to half past eleven in Scuol in Hotel Altana, which has recently changed its name into Typically Swiss Hotel Altana. There the atmosphere was as cosy and charming as always, with the marvellous flowers and the good food. Continue reading

From Wallis into Prättigau: through the Walser’s land

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September 21st 2018

A trip on the Glacier Express

This morning I have enjoyed for the last time the tasty breakfast in Hotel Europe with the homemade cereals and the dried fruits. Today I would like to travel from Brig to Küblis: a place in Grisons, between Landquart and the Vereina Tunnel on the road to the Engadin. I will stay in Küblis for a couple of days, also to hike one or two stages of the Via Alpina. Continue reading

The wild Dala and the calm thermal water – the power of water

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June 27th 2018

The Dala Ravine and the Walliser Alpentherme

The river the Dala is all present in and around Leukerbad: it runs from the glacier areas to the northeast of Leukerbad, near the Majinghorn (3.054m) and the Torrenthorn (2.997m) through a deep cleft to Leukerbad  where it flows through the valley towards the Rhône in a slightly calmer way. That part of the Dala I have been able to discover yesterday during my walk on the Natur- und Kulturweg. Continue reading

Martagon lilies and a Celtic stone: a walk to Leuk

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June 26th 2018

The Nature and Culture Trail Dala – Raspille

Today I achieved an interesting hike from Leukerbad by Inden and Varen to Leuk. It took me in total 5½ hours ‒ it was really worthwhile. Continue reading

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