“Hobbiton”: Beautiful Swiss Countryside By Martin Rak

Martin Rak is a talented 33-year-old photographer, traveler and nature lover from Prague, Czech Republic. Continue reading »

Fake Swiss Chalets That Were Actually A Secret Military Weapon

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Christian Schwager first began his project on “Fake Chalets” back in 2004 when people began noticing these false homes. Upon further investigation, it turned out that these quaint little structures were actually some of Switzerland’s best kept military secrets. These fake chalets were fully militarized bunkers. It’s estimated that over 250 were built back in WWII and some are still being discovered to this day. Though the buildings look false when you walk up right next to them, they’re tricky enough to deceive even the locals from a distance. Each chalet is a little more narrow that it should be. The windows, woodgrain, and even the sun’s reflection were painted on. The rule here was that the chalet should be able to deceive the eye from a minimum of 20 meters away. So far, Schwager’s series of photos has captured a little over 100 of these disguised bunkers. Continue reading »

Cat Helps Lost Hikers Find Their Way In The Swiss Mountains

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Redditor sc4s2cg shared some photos of an interesting cat they met while in Switzerland. He got lost while hiking and the cat was nice enough to help him find his way back to the hostel. Other redditors noted that they’ve run into the same cat before and that she helped them find their way home too. Continue reading »

French Artist Eyes Record With Giant Swiss Hillside Portrait

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A painting, created by French artist Saype and said to be the world’s largest biodegradable painting is seen on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Alp resort of Leysin. The painting is made with flour, linseed oil, water and biodegradable natural pigments. Continue reading »

This Hotel Room Lets You Sleep Under The Stars In The Swiss Alps

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As part of the Null Stern Hotel, designers from Atelier für Sonderaufgaben and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier from Minds in Motion SA, have created this unique one-of-a-kind hotel room that has no walls or ceiling. Continue reading »

Tiny Swiss Cottage Built From Remnants Of An Alpine Log Cabin

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Located in Flims Lieptgas in the Swiss Alps, the Refugi Lieptgas is a small cottage with pure concrete and geometry form, backed against a large rock enjoying the extreme beauty of the valley and canyon. Continue reading »

Swiss Company Turns People’s Ashes into Diamonds

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Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Swiss Made

A cow looks out of its stable in Davos, Switzerland. (Arno Balzarini/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Weather Permits Light Show on Swiss Jungfrau Mountain for Second Time!

Giant light installations illuminated the north face of the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland on Wednesday night and through the wee hours on Thursday, as the weather was favorable for hosting the light show, which is a part of the celebrations to mark the centenary year of Jungfrau railway.

The light installations, first put on show by artist Gerry Hofstetter on Jan. 1, attracted much international attention and a second illumination is now planned for this week, according to a statement released by the Jungfrau Mountain Railway authority on Jan. 11.

Light projections illuminate the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger (L) and Moench (C) mountains, in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) Continue reading »

Swiss Man Walks Cable Leading to Germany’s Tallest Peak

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Germany’s highest mountain, the 9,718- foot Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Aug. 20. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters) Click image to zoom.