Blogs from Andermatt, South-East, Switzerland, Europe


Europe » Switzerland » South-East » Andermatt July 16th 2016 This weekend it was off to Overalppass and then over a 2400m+ pass. This was also a perfect weekend for that, warm and sunny. There was a big storm that came Wed - Fri. This storm apparently dumped tonne of snow in the mountains - in middle of July! This became clear as soon as the train stopped at Oberalppass. The snow was visible right at the bottom. At the trail there was a huge map showing the Vier Quelle trail. Unfortunately there was no mention of Tomasee which was our first stop. There were a bunch of people going on this trail, so we started on it too. The trail instantly started climbing steeply and had snow from the start. This was all wrong, the trail was suppose to be flat, slightly downhill for ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » South-East » Andermatt December 27th 2012

Today’s plan: Visit Wilhelm Tell and go to the top of a mountain in Andermatt where you can see 600 mountain peaks on a clear day. Today's reality: We drove to Altdorf and made a very quick stop to see the statue of Wilhelm Tell and then got back in the car before the rain hit. After that, we drove to Andermatt in the rain and snow, knowing full well that today would not be a “clear day”. So instead of a visit to the top of the Gemstock mountain, we walked around for an hour in the ski village of Andermatt. Certainly not the same, but still interesting. From there, we decided to go to Hergiswil to a glass factory that we had read about. Our guide book had said it was a free attraction, ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » South-East » Andermatt September 13th 2012

What! What! Wake up, its 7:30; uhaaaa! Ok! Ok! Give me a minute. Ok, What is there a problem, yea! We need to get on the road, why! You said last night, we are on the down side of the hill of our vacation. Yes, that is correct. Well we need to get to Zurich to check in. But, our flight isn’t till Saturday, Oh that’s right. Ok, you can rest another 30, minutes. Thanks! Breakfast was good considering the wake-up call I received. Kirsten keeps apologizing for waking me up early. STOP! I want everyone to know today is my brothers birthday. His name is Clayborn, he is named after my Uncle Buster. Happy Birthday Clayborn; love ya and thinking of you along with the years we grew up together. Look forward to seeing you ... read more
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