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John's Picture Album


 

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Harder Interlaken
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Harder Kulm - Interlaken's Home Mountain is worth a visit. The view towards the alps and the Lake Brienz is great. October 2016
Schloss Waldegg
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Castle Waldegg is a cute, small castle near Solothurn (North Switzerland). The castle is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The castle museum is open for public. October 2016
Pitztal / Kaunertal
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The Pitztal and the Kaunertal are not overpopulated areas, but anyway very picresque places. Both end in an snow covered mountain aera. September 2016
Einachserrennen Brittnau
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The "Two Wheel Tractor Racing Championship" in Brittnau (North-Switzerland) was a very dusty event. Afterwards I had to clean my camera completely.. September 2016
Beatenberg-Niederhorn
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The Niederhorn (elevation 1963 m) is a peak of the Emmental Alps in the Bernese Oberland near Beatenberg. From its summit you can see Lake Thun and the entire Bernese Alps. September 2016
Stockhütte-Emmetten
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Stockhütte is a great place for hiking or for just enjoying the gorgeous views. August 2016
Oberalpsee
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The Oberalpsee (next to the Oberalp-Pass) is a quiet place for relaxing by hiking, fishing and even by only watching. August 2016
Knutwiler Powerdays
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The Knutwiler Powerdays is a big event in Tractor pulling. Incredible powerful tractors are pulling heavy sledges and try a "full pull" (100 meter distance). August 2016
Aare Bike Tour
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During a bike tour from Koblenz to lake Biel alongside the river Aare you can find lots of beautiful spots. And there are nearly no hills along this route; perfect for lazy cyclists... Summer 2016
Bürgenstock Felsenweg
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View from Bürgenstock cliff path down to lake Lucerne, late in the evening after a rainy day. Juni 2016
Seleger Moor
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The Seleger Moor Park is home to Switzerland's largest collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. Unfortunately I visited the park too late (the rhododendrons were already withered). But anyway it was worthwhile to visit the park. Juni 2016
Festung Fürigen
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 Swiss military created the bunker "Festung Fürigen" during world war two in 1941. It was one of 69 bunkers built throughout Switzerland. The Festung Fürigen is open for the public (upon prior notice). May 2016
Sonderdeponie Kölliken
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The Kölliken hazardous waste landfill was one the largest contaminated site in Switzerland. For the remediation operation a huge hall was built, and also long tunnels to collect the poisoned water. April 2016
Bruno Weber Park
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The Bruno Weber Park is a walkable art space which contains an interplay between physical architecture and nature. The park is regarded as Switzerland's largest sculpture park created by a single artist. The artist has made his own fantasy come true here. The park is full of creatures that look as if they have stepped straight out of a fairytale. April 2016
Route 66 Aarburg
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Aarburg in the north of Switzerland hosted a large old-timer event.. the Riverside Route 66. Here some detailed insights. September 2015
St. Moritz
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St. Moritz is a glamorous resort for wealthy people. And really it is very nice there.... August 2015
Chasseral
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Chasseral is a mountain of the Swiss Jura Mountains, overlooking Lake Biel. You can find also an old rusty television tower there. August 2015
Zugerberg
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Mountain Zug... a 1000 meter hill next to the City Zug with great views over the Lake Zug. (Central Switzerland) Juni 2015
Lago Maggiore
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Around the Lago Maggiore (North Italia) May 2015
Wiggertal / Nordschweiz
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Since 2015 I live in the so called Wiggertal. Here some pictures from around this lovely valley. 2015...
Black Forest
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The Black Forest is situated in the south of Germany. It's a large area of hilly countryside with lots of spas, health resorts and beautiful cities and villages.
Hint: The Black Forest page contains more than 1400 pictures !
Summer 2006 till
Summer 2015
Oldtimer Rallye Root 2014
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Every three years old-timer cars are gathering in the Swiss village Root for racing the "mountain" Michaelskreuz. October 2014
Rigi 2014
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Hiking the queen of mountains in central Switzerland is always an special experience. September 2014
Ibergeregg / Mythen
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Ibergeregg is a location in central Switzerland next to the well known "Mythen". The pictures show a walk from the restaurant to the two peaks. September 2014
Stadt Luzern Boat
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A cruise on the steam boat "Stadt Luzern"   Juni 2014  
Orchids and Tulips
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Every year a big tulip and orchids show is held in the Lucern Garden near Ebikon (central Switzerland) 2011 / 2014 / 2016
Rigi-Felsenweg
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Mountain Rigi in central Switzerland has a new attraction… The Mineral-Bath designed by the famous architect Mario Botta. But Rigi still contains the old attraction; the "Felsenweg", a path with a terrific view.. October 2013   
Nauders
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A very nice vacation area next to Switzerland. If you like to hike, this destination is a must… August 2013 
Titlis
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On mountain Titlis with a altitude of 3238 meter you can find snow all over the year.. And even a glacier.. and for bold people a suspension bridge.. August 2013 
Pilatus - Visited by all
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It looks like everyone likes to visit mountain Pilatus in central Switzerland... Juni 2013 
Brienzer Rothorn Bahn
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The 100 year old steam-cog railway from Brienz to the "Brienzer Rothorn" still operates at a regular schedule. (Nearly every hour). The ride up to the summit needs one hour. A really special experience.. October 2012  
Furka Dampfbahn
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The Furka Steam Train starts in Realp and crosses the pass Furka to reach the village Oberwald. The Furka Steam Train is largely volunteer operated. The track was opened back in 1925.    September 2012 
Monte Tamaro
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Monte Tamaro is a summit in the south of Switzerland, perfect suitable for a hike when it rains on the other side of the Alps. The south "Föhn" was creating the bright view you can see in the pictures. September 2012 
Vinschgau
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Vinschgau, a valley in south Tirol.. between Reschenpass and Meran. A valley full of apples, surrounded by high mountains and side valleys... September 2012 
Stanserhorn 2012
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New pictures of the Stanserhorn especially of the new, exciting Cabrio funicular... with a topless cabin. September 2012
Engelberg-Brunni 2012
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The same location (Engelberg-Brunni) I visited 7 years earlier.... September 2012
Zillertal
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A short (two days) visit to the well known Zillertal in Austria Juni 2012 
Wooden-Sculpture-Path
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In Central Switzerland in Emmen next to the river Reuss you can find lots of wooden carvings. Every year new sculptures are added... May 2012 
Stockhorn
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The Stockhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the region of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland. A perfect place for hiking... October 2011 
Memory Rallye Root 2011
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Third Alois Muff Memory Rallye Root Michelskreuz. Again... Lots of old-timers in our village.... 09. October 2011 
Val Gardena 2011
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Again Val Gardena in South Tyrol (Italy). This time with a larger camera... September 2011 
Rigi 2011
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The queen of the mountains in central Switzerland... the Rigi.. Juni 2011 
Sattel-Hochstuckli
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Stuckli Rondo - The first round-trip mountain railway in the world. The gondola turns around while you glide upwards. And when you are at the upper station a 374 meters long hanging pedestrian bridge (the Skywalk) is awaiting you.. 09. Oct. 2010 
Pilatus - Tomlishorn - Again
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Again pictures of the home mountain of Lucerne... 7 years and 3 camera generations later.. 03. October 2010
Klosters-Davos
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Davos is a well known place in south-east of Switzerland. It has not only luxurious hotels but also countless mountains around for hiking.. Sept. 2010 
Flumserberge
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The Flumserberge are a great place for hiking. There are tracks in about 2000 meters altitude which are nearly plane. That means hiking in the high mountains without big effort. 22. Aug. 2010 
Minimundus
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Near the lake Constance the miniature park Minimundus shows lots of famous buildings in scale 1:25. 27. Sept. 2009
Engadin
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In the south east of Switzerland you can find a special kind of architecture in the Engadin area. Unfortunately it was cloudy all the time when I was there.. So I had to use HDR technique to make decent pictures. 15. - 18. Sept. 2009
Lake Garda
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Lake Garda in northern Italy is a well-known tourist area with lots of nice villages around the lake. So a ship journey is highly recommended :-). Also a trip to Venice (which is not far away) is recommended... 06. - 12. Sept. 2009
Walchsee / Kufstein
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Walchsee is a small Austrian village next to the lake Walchsee near the northern border to Germany. Altitude: 650 meter above sea level. 10. - 14. May 2009
Tripsdrill
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Tripsdrill is a small but nice amusement park near Stuttgart, Germany 11. Oct. 2008
Saas Fee
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Saas Fee (South Switzerland) is the starting point for countless hiking possibilities. August 2004 / July 2008
Mürren
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Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland. It has a splendid view to the mountains Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. 22. July 2008
Swiss Miniatur
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At the Swissminiatur you can see one faithful representation of the most important buildings of Switzerland. Location: Melide, South Switzerland 20. July 2008 (17:30-18:00)
Bosco-Gurin
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Bosco-Gurin is the highest Walser village in south Switzerland inhabited all year. (Altitude 1506) 20. July 2008
Tirol
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Tirol in summer-time... when it should be warm and sunny.. But this summer I had to travel far to find blue sky... August / Semptember 2007
Fiss
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Fiss in Tirol (Austria) between winter and spring... A place for skiing and hiking.. (In April 2007 even both was possible the same time...) Mid April 2007
Seelisberg
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Seelisberg is another hill around lake Lucerne. It offers fine restaurants and incredible views. 18. August 2006
Partdiel-Pizol
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In the south-east of Switzerland you find the so called "Heidi-Land". On Partdiel the Heidi-path leads you through the full story of Johanna Spyri's book "Heidi". 17. August 2006
Säntis
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The main mountain in the east of Switzerland is the 2500 m high mountain Säntis. Even though it was August 15th we found snow and ice on the top.. 15. August 2006
Bettmerralp
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Bettmeralp is a really nice resort in the south of Switzerland (Vallis). You find there all you need... Lakes, flowers, views, delicious food... 09. August 2006
Stanserhorn
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The Stanserhorn is one of the many mountains around lake Lucerne. Stanserhorn is known for its "laziness". The path around the top it that flat that it really fits to any lazy person... 08. August 2006
Lugano
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Next to Lugano (south Switzerland) your find mountain San Salvatore. From the top you have a splendid view over Lugano and the lake. 07. August 2006
Leukerbad
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Leukerbad is a place in the south of Switzerland where you can do both... Enjoying spa's and skiing.. February 2006
Engelberg-Brunni 2005
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Brunni is located 800 meter above Engelberg and is a perfect place for recreation. There you can do hiking, biking, paragliding, even a "Kneipp Cure" around the little heart lake... 30. October 2005
Hasliberg
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Hasliberg is a big area full of activity opportunities for hikers and families. These pictures are for the hikers :-) 29. October 2005
Autumn on mountain Rigi
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A sunny warm autumn day on the mountain Rigi (Central Switzerland) 16. October 2005
Mythen
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The large Mythen is a very special mountain in central Switzerland. A steep rock in a otherwise just hilly area. 11. October 2005
Memory Rallye Root
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First Alois Muff Memory Rallye Root Michelskreuz. Lots of old-timers in our village.... 8. October 2005
Val Gardena
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Val Gardena is a beautiful valley in South Tyrol (Italy). A paradise for each hiker. August 2005
Croatia
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The Croatia coastline is full of beautiful views. A paradise for each photographer June 2005
Hungary 4
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Pictures from Hungary (Mohacs, Sopron) June 2005
Mallorca in February
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February is an uncommon time for a vacation in Mallorca... But even then the island has lots of beautiful spots.. February 2005
Winter on mountain Rigi
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A fresh, clear winterday on the mountain Rigi (Central Switzerland) 30. December 2004
Colmar (France)
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Colmar has a very old and very beautiful inner city. It's definitely worth a visit. 12. Juni 2004
Thailand
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The unique location for a perfect vacation 2004
Hungary 3
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Pictures from east Hungary and also from Pecs area May 2004
Hungary 2
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Pictures from south Hungary and also from the Matra area (Eger) Sept. 2003
Hungary
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Some pictures from the countryside (South Hungary) 2003
Budapest
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A very short visit of Budapest. Arrived in the late afternoon - asking a taxi driver for a two hours sightseeing. And this is the result 2003
Sempach
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Sempach is a little town in the Swiss countryside. I made these pictures within 2 hours.. (I was tired afterwards) 9. Juni 2003
Pilatus - Tomlishorn
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A flat, but exiting path leads from Pilatus Kulm to the Tomlishorn. 23. August 2003
Adelboden - Hahnenmoospass
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A soft hiking tour: Adelboden - Suspension cable railway to Sillernbühl - Walk to Hahnenmoospass. 22. August 2003
Gelmerbahn / Gelmersee
Funicular Railway Gelmer / Lake Gelmer

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A Funicular Railway with a slope of 106% brings you up to 1850 meter above sea level. (6160 feet). There a magnificent path around a small artificial lake waits for you... 19. August 2003
Bürgenstock
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I visited the famous Bürgenstock and found... fine art and breathtaking views. But... I found also all but one restaurants closed on this beautiful summer evening... Later on things changed.. Arabic investors are renewing and enlarging the Bürgenstock resort. 13. July 2003
Lucerne
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Lucerne the small, beautiful city in center Switzerland 2002, 2003
Lake Lucerne
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Pictures from around Lake Lucerne (and a few from Lake Zug) 2002, 2003
Swiss Winter
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Winter in the Swiss mountains 2002, 2003
Swiss Mountains
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Some hinking pictures from the Swiss Mountains 2002, 2003
Menorca
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Menorca the much more quiet island compared with Mallorca or even Ibizza Sept. 2002
Tenerife
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Visit to a volcanic island.. Juni 2002
Dolomites
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Motorbike vacation in North-Italy. The dolomites contain lots of passes and curvy roads... August 2001
Suzuki Marauder VZ 800
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Suzuki Marauder VZ 800 pictures 2000 - 2003
Swiss Hiking
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Switzerland owns a huge amount of mountains... Perfect for endless hiking. 2001
Gran Canaria
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Vacation on the island Gran Canaria March 2000
Algarve
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Algarve... the place where Portugal is most beautiful. 2000