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// JUNE 2007
Up and down the passages…
Munich
Vaduz
Lucerne
Fribourg
Grenoble
Little Saint Bernard Pass
Leissigen
Leissigen
Zermatt
Andermatt
Chur
Innsbruck
Munich
Am see Haldensee
Feldkirch
Appenzell
Saint Gallen
Maienfeld
Walenstadt
Klausenpass
Murten
Saint-Ursanne
Payerne
Avenches
Jaunpass
Gstaad
Col du Pillon
Col de la Croix
Chamonix
Megève
Albertville
Pont-en-Royans
Col de Rousset
Die
Col du Lautaret
Modane
Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Aosta
Grand St. Bernard Pass
Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Verbier
Goppenstein
Kandersteg
Thun
Lauterbrunnen
Trümmelbach
Bern
Oberhofen
Lake Brienz
Susten Pass
Grimsel Pass
Ulrichen
Nufenen Pass
Saas Fee
Täsch
Täsch
Brig
Simplon Pass
Domodossola
Santa Maria Maggiore
Ascona
Locarno
Lavertezzo
Bellinzona
Gotthard Pass
Göschenen
Oberalp Pass
Splügen
Chiavenna
Maloja Pass
Julier Pass
Bernina Pass
Lago di Poschiavo
Tirano
Bormio
Bressanone
Brunico
Grossglockner
Fusch
Zell am See

Leissingen


25th of June 2007
Higher and higher!!!

We started our trip towards Col du Petit St. Bernard (altitude 2188mt). Our first stop was at the French La Rosiere (altitude 1850mt). We arrived at the passage under heavy fog, darkness and cold, we crossed it and entered Italy.

We crossed the valley of Aosta, before reaching at the homonymous town of Aosta.
We drove towards the Town Hall square, passing by known to us places, (like the ruins of the Roman theatre, with its south façade still preserved. Preserved is also the Porta Praetoria, the east gate of the walls of the city, which was built in the 1st century AD and still preserves its original form of construction), since we had been here in February of 2006 (covering a course which included Aosta, Courmayeur, Chamonix, Courchevel, Meribel, Briancon, Sestiere).
Next, we drank a nice cup of cappuccino, while enjoying the view to Hotel de Ville.



Fog has no borders…

We continued towards the Grand St Bernard passage, the third highest road passage in Switzerland (altitude 2470mt), passing by small idyllic Alpine villages.

We arrived at the passage which has as its symbol the St Bernard dog _a very significant Swiss symbol_ we crossed it under thick fog and entered Switzerland, arriving at the medieval village Bourg St-Pierre.



We continued towards Crans-Montana, passing by Verbier. We also passed by the medieval village Venthone with its chateau and the magic view to the valley of the Rhone river. Leuk was predominant in the valley, which was, literally, sunk into the vineyards.

From Goppenstein, we loaded the car in the train towards Kandersteg, where from we continued our journey, under rain and thin hail, towards Spiez, known for its beautiful castle at the shores of the lake Thunner see. We reached  Thun, by the river Aar, with its beautiful covered bridges. Our last destination, for the day, was Leissingen at the lake Thuner see, where we slept at the Hotel Kreuz.



26th of June 2007

When we woke up in the morning, we enjoyed a bright, amazing sun.   

 

Country: Germany
Date: 2007
Route: Alps
Cities: Munich, Vaduz, Lucerne, Fribourg, Grenoble, Little Saint Bernard Pass, Leissigen, Leissigen, Zermatt, Andermatt, Chur, Innsbruck, Munich
Duration: 12
Cost:
Population: 80.682.000
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Country: Germany
Date: 2007
Route: Alps
Cities: Munich, Vaduz, Lucerne, Fribourg, Grenoble, Little Saint Bernard Pass, Leissigen, Leissigen, Zermatt, Andermatt, Chur, Innsbruck, Munich
Duration: 12
Cost:
Population: 80.682.000
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Country: Germany
Date: 2007
Route: Alps
Cities: Munich, Vaduz, Lucerne, Fribourg, Grenoble, Little Saint Bernard Pass, Leissigen, Leissigen, Zermatt, Andermatt, Chur, Innsbruck, Munich
Duration: 12 days
Cost:
Population: 80.682.000
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