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Lake Geneva - Vevey

Lake Impressions

A stroll around Lake Geneva always offers great sights and motives. Vevey is home town of the largest nutrition company in the world: Nestlé.

When working for Nestlé or living at that lake you might not be all that excited. But with a one hour drive from my Valais home town the lake side is exciting to me as going to the sea.

Sion, Valais - Sitten, Wallis

Getting ready to move again

Having moved more than 20 times in my life it comes to no surprise that I will be relocating again next year.

Well, this time it won't be far off and the reason is because I just bought a beautiful new home in the capital of Valais that will be ready to move in next summer. I took a couple of photos of the town with its castles and Souther atmosphere recently, check out the Sion Gallery.

Gibidum Reservoir

Stausee Gibidum, Blatten

I spent a wonderful December afternoon at the nearby Gibidum reservoir. Totally frozen over this beautiful water reservoir soothed my moodes after the lively Christmas days quite a bit.

The Gibidum reservoir was built between 1964 and 1967. It holds a volume of 9.2 mio qm, the dam height is 122 m and the crest length is 327 m. Along the 1.4 km length there are many trails some of which are only used very rarely.






Gospel of Light

I woke to the gospel of light this morning. Even after months living here the landscape and views amaze me every day.

From my balcony I have a view towards the Italian Simplon line which belongs to the Lepontine AlpsMonte Leone is one of the massives I view from home and the impression changes almost by the minute. These picture were taken 11am on a December morning. What could be better than a coffee in sub-freezing temps with e view like that in the morning?








Naters in Valais

New Swiss Home Town

After 5 years in Greensboro, NC and five years in Blotzheim, France plus five years in Freiburg, Germany now another move to beautiful Valais, Switzerland.

This lovely town amazes for the every changing view upon the Alps depending on season, time of day and weather. The mild, dry climate accounts for some 300 days of sun/year.

A neat little intro video clip here and some pics from my balcony below. Loving it!


Railway station Brig, last one before the Italian border, Italian Alps in the back and the river Rhone. The Stockalper Castle can be seen in the town of Brig as well.


Neighborhood with one of the Southern Mountains.

SC Freiburg

They made it!

SC Freiburg finally did it this year and moved up to the German Soccer Bundesliga (highest league in the country) after closest runner-up for the past two years.

The whole city is sizzling with joy these days as "our boys" did it after many years absence from the highest league in Germany. As a side-note: this promotion also marked the first time ever that a second league champion was given the Champion's Cup 2nd Bundesleague.

The team celebrated the promotion with specially made t-shirts stating "Wir sind dann mal oben!" or: "We're gonne be up there then!". This season they will be playing the likes of Bayern Munchen, Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund then.

See a couple of great photos of the celebration below and find tickets at their web site here.





Freiburg Video Clip

Clip about Freiburg

I just found this great movie clip about my hometown. I have been living here for several years and can't get enough of it to be honest.

Freiburg is a perfect city as it combines great outdoors, closeness to the Black Forrest, a very lively city life, a grea soccer team (SC Freiburg) and night life atmosphere (impact by tens of thousands of students is felt), perfect infrastructure, a green government and university that pushes green technologies, really good schools and so much more.

Enjoy the video here (Flash player needed). Original site (multi-language versions of the movie available):