Posts about Photographic viewpoints in Switzerland

I love to travel and to find perfect photographic viewpoints and photogenic locations, which allow me to get ideally-composed, interesting photographs. Especially those which are a little off the beaten track, which are only usually visited by locals, or which haven’t been photographed thousands of times by tourists.

The blog posts grouped in this category contain details of such locations in Switzerland.

Hallwil, Switzerland

Lake Hallwil

Going somewhere new and exploring the lake shore at Seengen, near Hallwil.

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A new view of a well-known scene

It’s wonderful to find a new, photographically perfect viewpoint in a place I know so well. (Of course, on a day when I only had my smartphone with me.) Expect to see more shots from this spot in Grindelwald!

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Photographing the Milky Way

I’m certainly no stranger to long-exposure photography. But during the few years that we’ve lived in a flat with a balcony and an unobstructed view of the night sky, I’ve come to realize that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was […]

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Oberhofen Castle

A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.

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Arisdorf, Switzerland

Arisdorf, Switzerland

A picturesque village set in a rolling landscape, whose name is perhaps more often associated with a nearby motorway tunnel.

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Romont from the Route de Bossens

Better lighting conditions can make a good landscape photograph great. Being in the right place at the right time is a skill which you can learn.

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Laufenburg am Rhein, Germany/Switzerland

Laufenburg am Rhein

The picturesque and history-rich town of Laufenburg straddles the river Rhine: one half being in Switzerland, the other in Germany.

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Riffelsee to Riffelalp, Zermatt

Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year’s winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.

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