“Die drey scheenschte Dääg” (“the three most beautiful days”)
This is how the locals call the Carnival of Basel. The name is very appropriate because it is the most important event in Basel which transforms the city into a huge spectacle and brings the whole region into the streets. The Basler Fasnacht is a very old tradition with roots in the 14th century. The oldest existing document concerning the event dates from 1376 and refers to the “evil Fasnacht” but the form in which Fasnacht is celebrated today is just over 100 years old and is carefully guarded by the Basler Fasnachts Comité ( http://www.fasnachts-comite.ch ) READ MORE !
It was already the end of January and the winter was still nowhere to see … No signs of the white powder … And the kids were asking the same question everyday: When is the snow coming ??
It was the time for a short ski break. If snow is not coming to us, then we are coming to the snow ! … READ MORE !!!
Have you ever wondered why Swiss cows wear bells?
To keeps the cows contented ? So you can hear them from the distance on the foggy day ? or just to remind you that you haven`t got a glass of milk yet?
Whichever reason is behind those cowbells – there is nothing more amazing then waking up with this lovely tunes:) and then falling asleep with this sweet lullaby… READ MORE !!!
Mountain bike tour from Naturfreundehaus Aemmital to Napf.
Distance: 16.40 km
Elevation gain: 990 m
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Creux du Van: Round trip in the Val de Travers
Starting point: Noiraigue
Distance: 14 km
Elevation gain: 770 m
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The river Lütschine offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the Swiss Alps.
It starts below the Eiger North Face, continuous down the mountains and comes out into the Interlaken valley and the Lake of Brienz.
Some photographs and a movie from rafting adventure on the Lütschine river. READ MORE !!!