It takes a wealth of travel experience and a keen eye to discover a fjord in Switzerland.
But thanks to Tatiana Tissot, a Swiss journalist, I learned to look at Lake Klöntal from a different perspective. This mountain lake near Glarus is surrounded by steep cliffs. And yes, with a little bit of imagination, one could call it a fjord.
This is just one of 26 locations throughout Switzerland which is highlighted in this nifty little book called 26 Things You Absolutely Must See in Switzerland. Not at all like a common travel guide, this publication invites readers to discover and learn new facts about known places. For instance, who knew that Basel’s Le Cheval Blanc is one of only a few restaurants holding three Michelin stars?
Apart from more frequently traveled destinations, the author introduces little gems such as Fafleralp, an idyllic pasture near the end of the Lötschental Valley. With its traditional wooden structures, mountain lakes and forests, this is a spot to experience authenticity in a busy world. (And it would not be Switzerland if you could not get there by public transportation.)
This is the perfect kind of book for planning of a journey in Switzerland. The amount of information is just perfect, with sections for “How to get there”, “What to do” and other things to do in the same region. On top, the beautiful photographs provided by Keystone are sure to make you drop everything and go out there to explore Switzerland…