Switzerland: Basel and Its Surroundings II
Basel is also a town of many museums. The most known is the Kunstmuseum (the Museum of Art). I love to remember walks on riverbank of the Rhine. Especially, after sundown we watched bridges, Minster monastery and other buildings in the city-center.
Also we sailed on a boat from one riverbank to other. I memorized one particular sight in Basel. Local Rhine swimmers. It is quite common to take off your clothes on one side of the town, put it into a waterproof bag and go into river, swim several kilometers, and get back on the ground on the other side of the town. We have seen several swimmers during our evening walks along the river.
15 kilometrů východně od Basileje se nachází město Rheinfelden (Rhine fields). It is there where the most popular Swiss beer Feldschlösschen is made. Its logos and labels are almost everywhere. Feldschlösschen brewery is the largest brewery in Switzerland. You can have a guided tour there a we did, unfortunately the brewery was closed due to some technical issues on the day we visited it. Well, at least we saw the building and it looks almost like a castle!
The third day after our arrival was completely “free” and our hockey players had also a free day. We went hiking to the Swiss Alps to Sustenpass pass(2224 m n. m.). We wanted to reach Triftbrücke hanging bridge, one of the longest and highest bridges in the Alps. Our journey started in the cable way cabin in relly high height, then we walked several kilometers in difficult mountain terrain and got to 1720 meters above the sea level where the bridge is located. You can see the bridge from a distance. To be honest, it takes some courage to see its height. I was “built” (assembled and hanged) in 2009. It is 170 meters long and it is located 100 meters above ground. Its width allows you to pass by a person walking from opposite direction, however, you will have to hold on both sides. Crossing the bridge isn’t for someone who suffers from vertigo or fear of heights. Not only that you have to overcome the depth below you but the bridge was swinging. Only half of our group dared to cross it. But it was a priceless experience… You can make your own opinion from included photos. We chose different path to get back to the cable way. The trail went around Windegghütte cottage (1887 meters above the sea level), the only trace of civilization we have seen on our way. Despite high prices we bought some refreshments and sat there for a while
On our way back to Basel we visited another tourist attraction Aareschlucht, a straight made by the Aare river. It is opened to the public. The straight is 180 meters deep and 1,4 kiloeters long. It its narrowest part it is less than meter wide. You can get there thanks to a complex of roads, bridges and tunnels. Partially they have asphalt surface and partially gravel. But usually there are about 1 meters wide pathways hitched to rocks. It takes about 45 minutes to walk through the straight. A view of the river breaking on massive rocks is really nice experience. You wouldn’t even think of cold and humid air there. At the end of the road we found a souvenir shop. You can walk through the straight in both directions. For our way back we took a train going through the rock.
Switzerland is a beautiful and clean country. There are many natural sights. Everyone who will visit it would agree. Many tourists want to return there, like my friend who go there at least once a year. They would certainly write many articles on this beautiful country.
Text/photo: Pavlína Rouhová
Today, we take you once again to Zurich. This time we visit ETH Zurich university, one of world's leading universities in technology and nature sciences.
Last time, we made a brief note on the fact that Geneva is home to many international organizations and that there is the Palace of the Nations, the UN headquarters.
We remain in Europe this time. Our goal is Geneva which is nicknamed the capital of peace. Geneva is the second largest city after Zurich. It is known as the home of many international organizations (WHO, CERN, OSN etc.). One of its major landmarks is the famous Palace of the Nations (Palais des Nations). We will talk about it next time.
This summer will also be full of all kinds of experiences. Go together with us to explore the country with colorful mountain meadows, creeks, rumbling waterfalls, steep rocks and snowy glaciers reflecting sunshine.
An equivalent for Swiss Verkerhaus could be perhaps the National Technical Museum in Prague but it is no competition for the larges museum of traffic in Europe that is located in Lucerne.
So here she is, Lady Winter. The temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius, you can find snow even in lower attitudes, and on roads are snowdrifts. These things occur every single year. If you hadn’t thought where to spend your winter vacation yet, maybe toady you will search for some interesting ski vacation in the Alps.
Zurich means for tourists primarily city of Limmat River and slightly high, but more beautiful historic centre. But for the Swiss is primarily of financial capital across the country. If Zurich fell down, and would fell the all Swiss economy, almost as famous as their watches.
Swiss Zurich is not only a very cosmopolitan city where everyone feels really like at home, but also an area that the history can touch you very intensively. This is true despite the fact that most sites you can see not in one day, but few hours. Despite this the people remains on their memory, which are hardly deletes from the head.
The town of Basel lies in northwestern part of Switzerland along the borders with France and Germany. I have visited it twice.
Engelberg, Angel’s Peak, is a cozy alpine town located right in the center of Switzerland, in the Canton of Obwalden. Switzerland has 25 more cantons, or rather regions, that are autonomous.
We arrived in a great style – in a carriage - at a Benedictine monastery, in Titlis Valley, that stands there since 1120 stands there since. On a carriage there was a young Czech woman that tries to earn some money in Switzerland.
If you decide, visiting Switzerland, to travel to Jungfrau Peak, so, would you take in mind that you need favourable weather conditions and enough time for your trip. Let´s start our journey with Swiss Railways to the highest placed railway station of the Europe!
The capital of the Canton of Lucerne, a city that already in the middle-ages used to be called a city of bridges. Today it has the same nickname. Everything stayed same. During your first walk through the city it will come to your mind that the citizens have sufficient amount of bridges. Maybe you will think that this is the most beautiful city you have ever seen.
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