Mar 13, 2018 - 4:44 AM
in reply to maggiehorswell
Hi Maggie !
So you detected that neither Soleure nor Bienne is my favourite Swiss city ? 😉 I stated that if I had one last day in Switzerland, I wouldn't spend any time in either, and I stand by that. In fairness to me, I did mention Ligerz which is a short trip, by rail, road, bike, or boat from Bienne, and I could have mentioned the funi that goes up to Magglingen with its spectacular views and other nearby attractions; however I was waiting to hear from our traveler, Tamival, whether the Wengen to Bâle segment was one where stops along the way were being envisaged. I did mention that I can't wait to get through Bienne when driving by car, and I must say I feel this even more when heading SW because then I know I will then be driving along the Lac de Bienne and that Neuchâtel, Chaumont, la montagne de Boudry and the Lac de Neuchâtel are getting closer every minute. So let me be hyper clear, I love the three lakes (Bienne, Morat, Neuchâtel) area, but I am not crazy about the city of Bienne itself. And I do acknowledge that there are some nice spots in the old Soleure, and around it, but not for my last day !
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify what I said. Sometimes I read where contributors to this site question why a traveler wants to go to some place or another, such as the Rheinfall, or Konstanz, or why they would stay in Zurich, but I do my best to keep my distance from those discussions. I prefer to come up with suggestions when it seems appropriate and I usually try to promote places that are, I feel, not mentioned very often, such as the Ticino, Appenzell and the Säntis, Fribourg, parts of Vaud (like Avenches) and Neuchâtel.
I will leave you with a video made from above the church in Ligerz on August 1, 2013: youtu.be/KNcVJJ-9JEA
Last modified on Mar 13, 2018 - 5:02 AM by Peterli