26Cantons52Weeks

@Claire Doble

In 2017 I undertook a self-imposed mission to visit every canton in Switzerland and write about it. And I triumphed!

About halfway through the year I also wrote a related piece for the Local on 26 Things to Do in Switzerland’s 26 Cantons.

Here are all my blog posts from 2017 on Switzerland’s 26 cantons #26Cantons#52Weeks

 

Aargau

The Digger Museum was a fascinating journey through the construction business

 

Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden

These two mountainous half-cantons got a joint entry

Appenzeller figures from Westminster in London – random!

 

Basel-Landschaft

We found dinosaurs on an island in the Rhine

 

Basel-Stadt

Visiting Switzerland’s favourite Zoo, affectionately known as “Zolli”

Jellyfish in the Vivarium

 

Bern

A writer’s weekend in the spectacular Bernese Oberland

The big three: Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau

 

Fribourg

This pretty canton spans the Rostigraben French-German language border in Switzerland

stinky funicular

 

Geneva

It took three attempts but I finally saw the Jet d’Eau in action!

 

Glarus

Midwinter mountain climbing in the middle of Switzerland

 

Graubünden

Swimming in the deep-blue waters of the Caumasee

Caumasee – amazing blue water

 

Jura

On the dino trail in Jurassic Jura

Jurassica Dinotec at last!

 

Luzern

A night time, pre-Christmas cracker in lovely Lucerne

Lucerne’s Weihnachtshotel Seeburg

 

Neuchâtel

Drinking absinthe in the Val-de-Travers

La Fée Jaune!

 

Nidwalden

Views for miles from an open-top cable car

Stanserhorn with Swiss flag

 

Obwalden

Up Mount Pilatus and back down again on the Golden Rundfahrt

Cogwheel railway, Mount Pilatus

 

Schaffhausen

Europe’s biggest waterfalls by volume, the Rhinefalls, are here

 

Schwyz

Family fun in Schwyz

Dad on the ride

 

Solothurn

Switzerland’s best preserved old town centre revolves around the number 11

More Solothurn from high

 

St. Gallen

Waterfalls and emerald fields in sunny St Gallen

Betlis Kapelle – so sweet

 

Thurgau

Uncovering Thurgau’s hidden gems with a little help from our friends!

Local apple juice

 

Ticino

Birthday pizza and castle-climbing in the Italian canton

Photo: Iain Scott

 

Uri

Rütli Meadow is the ‘Runnymede of Switzerland’, where the country was born back in 1291

Rutli Meadow

 

Valais

Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn

Me and Matterhorn

 

Vaud

A night in the world Olympic HQ city where brunch was the highlight

Xmas decorations in Gare Lausanne

 

Zug

Lakeside discoveries in Zug

Zugersee

 

Zürich

Saving the best til last, I wrote about the place I now call home

Beautiful Zurich

 

So what’s next? Another project for 2018? I’m taking a bit of time to think about it but will be back with more poems and stuff about Switzerland etc. very soon!  If you’d like to talk to me about any of the above, use my words or photos or commission some work please don’t hesitate to get in touch

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