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.

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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Gurten Hill

Gurten Hill

The Gurten Hill (or Güsche in local dialect) stands adjacent to the south western edge of Switzerland’s federal capital: Bern. It’s a park, conference venue, hotel, restaurant, model railway, playground, viewpoint, music festival venue and beloved free-time destination, not just for Bern locals, but also to many other visitors looking for a break from the city. […]

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Faltschen, Kandertal, Switzerland

Dense, grey fog on the lakes in the Bernese Oberland means that it’s best to head for the surrounding hills and mountains to get above the cloud and into the sunshine. We took a drive up a road we’d never used before – an unrestricted, toll-free one for a change – and ended up high […]

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Île d’Ogoz

The island of Ogoz, at the northern end of the Lac de La Gruyère in Switzerland, is somewhat unusual in that you can walk to it.

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