Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Tragic Tale of the Goethe-Elefant

Share Before you read this, I warn you: This is no tale for the faint of heart. In fact it might be quite the tear-jerker, especially if you harbor a love for pachyderms, as I know so many in the great state of Alabama, particularly around our dear university, do. Once upon a time, there…

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Every story has a beginning.

Every story has a beginning.

Share In 1812, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first edition of Children’s and Household Tales, more commonly known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which contained many stories of discovering magic, overcoming hardships and learning lessons. Some of the most famous of these tales are ones we still know and cherish today. For example, Cinderella, Snow White,…

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Swiss Transportation

Swiss Transportation

Share Despite what some may think, the transportation system in the Alps are no where near primitive. My guide, Anne-Marie Goetschi, introduced me to a handful of people that help run the intricate world of alpine transportation. After an eventful day of trains, cable cars, fork lifts, snow tires and helicopters, I understood how the…

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Sledding in the Swiss Alps

Sledding in the Swiss Alps

Share Visibility in the Swiss Alps today prompted the Bissell family and Alpine Living editor Chris Jackson to find an alternative to skiing today. When we pulled back the curtains from the Hotel Eiger , we could not see anything past the railing on the balcony. The runs here are a tad steeper than what…

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Lunch in Lauterbrunnen

Lunch in Lauterbrunnen

Share After meeting many vital people to Murren’s transportation for Breanna’s story, our amazing guide Anne-Marie Goetschi brought us to lunch at Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen. Breanna, Emily, Katie and I were very full when we left to say the least… Barley soup Salad Main course Emily’s Swiss “hashbrowns” Dessert As you can see we…

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Über Update: Castles, Fancy Cars, The Autobahn, Berlin, Being Lost, Hamburg, Beatles, Being More Lost, Switzerland And Finally Relaxing

Über Update: Castles, Fancy Cars, The Autobahn, Berlin, Being Lost, Hamburg, Beatles, Being More Lost, Switzerland And Finally Relaxing

Share For the past 5 days I’ve either been running around non-stop, driving non-stop or sleeping like a log. I kept thinking of things I wanted to write about and even opened this site to write a couple times before bed, only to fall asleep before I could type a word. Here’s a recap since…

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Swiss Miss is legit

Swiss Miss is legit

Share Alden and I went in search of “budget dining” this afternoon in Lauterbrunnen.  Not necessarily for the section of the magazine, but for the sake of our own wallets.  After seeing several restaurants with pizzas and sandwiches costing 20+ CF, we found a “cafe bar” across the street from a backpacker’s hostel and hoped…

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Dachau

Share On our first day in Germany we visited the site of the Dachau concentration camp. Here are just some of the pictures from our photographers. [slideshow]   -Alison Smith

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Regensburg Day Trip

Regensburg Day Trip

Share Tuesday was an incredible day touring the city with Emily and Katie. We walked through the city of Regensburg, which is about an hour and half train ride from Munich, and saw tons of examples of incredible architecture, great people, outdoor cafes and more! Regensburg’s 11th-13th century architecture is what helped make it be…

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Shots of Salzburg

Shots of Salzburg

Share The Alpine Living editorial team arrived in Munich, Germany on Saturday, March 12th. We hit the ground running on the day of arrival by touring Dacchua and the City Centre of Munich. After that, we all split up in multiple directions working on stories, videos, and photos. I took a group to Salzburg to…

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