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Springtime Blooms in Switzerland, May 2020 in Photos

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May 14, 2020 by Jessica Powers

UnTours Blog readers may remember a post last month from our UnTours Swiss colleague Jessica Powers. She is American born but lives in Switzerland, in Interlaken. Jessica reported on her impressions of Coronavirus planning and restrictions in their early days in the American west and in Switzerland. She also mentioned she enjoys social distance walking…  

Swiss Field Report and Travels in the Time of Coronavirus

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April 14, 2020 by Jessica Powers

Jessica Powers has worked for our Swiss UnTours for many years. She is an American who lives in Interlaken and sent us this report from Switzerland after returning from a visit to the US. Swiss Field Report In Switzerland, our restrictions are mostly left up to everyoneโ€™s own discretion and sense of responsibility, with mixed,…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Celebrating Swiss Untour staffer Margrit Winterberger

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January 2, 2020 by Brian Taussig-Lux

UnTours Swiss staff person Margrit Winterberger celebrated her retirement at the end of our 2019 season. UnTours president Brian Taussig-Lux joined her and other Swiss colleagues past and present for a retirement celebration this past fall. A tribute to Margrit Hal Taussig brought the first group of Americans to Switzerland in 1975. Margrit Winterberger started…  

Swiss Peaks: A Guide to the Best of the Alps

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October 21, 2019 by Untours Staff

There are few moments in life more memorable than standing on an alpine peak with the whole of Switzerland spread out before you. Anyone who has spent time on our Swiss Heartland or Oberland UnTours can attest to that. Lucky for us, the Swiss have created an amazing network of funiculars, cable cars, gondolas, and…  

The Gordon Family in Switzerland

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September 24, 2019 by Special Guest

The Gordons and Boicourts recently joined us in Meiringen, Switzerland, on our Swiss Heartland Untour. Three generations of their family stayed in one of our favorite towns in central Switzerland and made amazing memories together against the timeless backdrop of Alpine peaks, lush valleys, and clean blue lakes. It was a trip that will no…  

Swiss Design Details: A Quiz for Swiss Alumni

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August 19, 2019 by Special Guest

Alumni of our Swiss Heartland and Swiss Oberland UnTours are a savvy bunch, no doubt drawn to the natural beauty and soaring vistas of the magnificent Alps. But there are other, smaller pleasures to enjoy in central Switzerland. Swiss Untour alumnus and UnTours Foundation donor Kemp Plugh captured some of Switzerland’s smaller bits of beauty…  

The Best Gardens in Europe: 16 of Our Favorites

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May 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

As spring merges into summer, gardens in much of Europe are at their most vibrant and colorful. Whether you seek out gardens as a main sight for your day or duck into them as a respite from sightseeing in built environments, it is hard not to fall in love with these lovingly cultivated spaces. They…