This winter it’s time to head south! The Italian side of this international ski region is showcasing itself as more exciting than ever. And on the Swiss side, two restaurants offer guests an enormous increase in quality. Let’s go exploring!
With their performance of the “Siegfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner and “Le vin herbé” by the West Swiss composer Frank Martin, the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin are contrasting two compositions and two composers of world class, in order to roll out the red carpet for the second, the lesser-known Swiss composer.
“I sat there with a rock-hard determination, because in spirit I was already wrestling with the dangers of the mountains, and my friend stared at me through his tears in adoring admiration. Finally, he threw himself onto me with a loving hug and called to me in a self-denying voice “Your Harris will never leave you. We will die together!”
The Anglican Church of St. Peter is celebrating its 140th anniversary on the 26th June 2010. For Zermatt, it is more than just a church: it is part of the history of Zermatt and the tradition of alpinism, hospitality and openness to the world.
The Patrouille des Glaciers (Glacier Patrol PDG) is the largest ski-mountaineering race in the world, and one of the most challenging and attractive competitions in international ski-alpinism. The course is unique on account of its length, its high-alpine altitude and the demanding profile of the route.
Jasemba, official name Pasang Lhamu Chuli, is a 7,350 metre-high mountain in the Himalayas, on the Chinese-Nepalese border. Located in the Solo Khumbu region, it is the main peak of the Nangpai Gosum massif, a ridge extending from the 8,000 metre-high Cho Oyu.
The GGB Gornergrat Bahn started operations on the 20th August 1898 – the first electric rack railway in Switzerland and the second in the world. A tourist attraction of the Extra class was created thanks to innovative pioneering spirit: The Gornergrat Bahn was the first railway in Europe to run at an altitude of more than 3,000 metres above sea level.