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Pontresina Castle from 1240 - up the hill from us  
   

Pontresina Castle from 1240 - up the hill from us

Pontresina: Aug. 1 - 7

August 1st 2015
Geo: 46.4945, 9.90103Wearing our rain gear, we left Andermatt in a light rain heading east again over the Oberalpass, into the clouds. Eventually, we picked up the Autobahn at Tamins, riding through several more of Switzerland's long tunnels. We crossed over the Julier Pass, a relatively barren moonscape of rocks and dirt, not enhanced by the gray skies and damp weather. Eventually, we made ... read more
Europe » Switzerland

Swiss Flag The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more
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