It’s Sunday so it’s time for your weekly fix of Switzerland.
I’ve been asked several times if I am getting sponsored by the Swiss Tourist Board for this series. NO. Not even one small block of Toblerone. But I live in hope…. Never going to happen. But the point is that my partners family became attached to Switzerland. She shared this country with me. A place I have grown to deeply love. That’s the real point of this series.
Before I ever went to Switzerland one word sprung to mind with this country. MOUNTAINS.
As a kid I desperately wanted to see the two legendary Swiss Peaks. The Eiger and The Matterhorn. The names just conjured so many stories of adventure, heroism and tragedy.
Eventually thanks to my partner my dream came true.
Switzerland is a climbers and walkers paradise with over 60% of its land being mountainous.
The country hosts 20% of The Alps. It’s has 437 mountains over 3000m (9842ft).
Yet you don’t need to be a mountaineer to enjoy the scenery. Many of the peaks can be walked with a decent level of fitness. Swiss precision transport will get you to the top while you sit and enjoy the scenery. Or you can just quietly sit outside at a cafe. With a coffee, something stronger and enjoy Swiss chocolate. What better place to drink in the mountain landscape.