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Swiss Cheese: A Vocabulary Lesson

Cheeses Food and Drink Heartland Oberland Switzerland

March 1, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

It pains me to think that I spent more than half of my life laboring under the delusion that Swiss cheese had anything to do with those shrink wrapped plasticky yellow bricks from the supermarket dairy case. I fondly remember the first time I smelled apenzeller. After experiencing the smells of the cows and the…  

Swiss Yodeling, Yes, But Why? A Brief History

Heartland Oberland Switzerland

February 15, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

We travel with our eyes, yes, but also with our ears. And some of our favorite places have distinct, unique sounds, sounds that take us back to our experiences there when we hear them. Perhaps no sound is quite as evocative of place as Swiss yodeling. While it is performed for pleasure and entertainment now…  

Six Things to See and Do in Thun, Switzerland

Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland

October 19, 2020 by Untours Staff

With its remarkable combination of history, setting, and culture, Thun is one of our favorite cities in Switzerland. Thun Castle overlooks the city and offers a wonderful view. As you walk the arcaded sidewalks of the old city, youโ€™re constantly reminded of Thunโ€™s medieval past. In its present, Thun offers regular open-air concerts on the…  

Vickie Kelber’s Swiss Family Encounters

Family travel Heartland Oberland Switzerland

August 5, 2020 by Special Guest

Vickie Kelber is a faithful Untouris alum and a contributor to the UnTours blog. She recently shared these memories from Switzerland. My husband and I have traveled to Switzerland more times than we can remember! Many of our trips have been with UnTours. Our first trip with UnTours was in 1991, back when it was…  

Springtime Blooms in Switzerland, May 2020 in Photos

Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland

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

Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland

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,…