Tag Archives: Alps

High on Books

Europe’s highest bookstore opened last summer on Mount Blanc at an altitude of 3,466 meters. The Feltrinelli bookshop is situated inside the Punta Helbronner station on the third floor of the Skyway Monte Biancodi Funivie Montebianco . The stunning shop … Continue reading

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The Highest and the Shortest

Unless you are a skier or a public transit geek, it’s not likely that you have ever heard of, or visited, the Austrian village of Serfaus. The lovely little town with a population of around 1,200 is renowned for its … Continue reading

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My Travel Secret Is Out

A publicity stunt by a village mayor in Switzerland this week revealed a personal travel secret that I’ve been keeping for more than three decades. You may have seen the clever PR campaign that was launched a few days ago … Continue reading

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Another reason to visit Grenoble

Residents and visitors in beautiful Grenoble, France will never be at a loss for reading material thanks to a new project sponsored by the city government and local publisher Short Edition. Clever little orange and black terminals that dispense short … Continue reading

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Peak Experience

Folks with any degree of acrophobia may find the new Tissot Peak Walk bridge at Les Diablerets, Switzerland a wee bit daunting. Opened on October 25th, the first suspension bridge to connect two European mountain peaks is 107 meters long … Continue reading

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Alpine Mountain High

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve visited the Vierwaldst├Ąttersee region of Switzerland around Lucerne. Last week’s news that they’ve inaugurated an amazing new double-decker, open-air cable car on the Stanserhorn has me planning a return visit. The way … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes and More Trains

Construction began back in 2000 on the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germanyand has never really stopped. It’s now the largest model railway in the world and one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Now everyone can take a virtual ride … Continue reading

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