I Heart This City: Nancy D. Brown’s Murten and Lake Murten, Switzerland

Posted by Nancy D. Brown Medieval MurtenMy favorite tips and locations for first-time visitors to Murten and Lake Murten, Switzerland. Thank you to Elisabeth Ruegsegger and Anita Renaud of Murten Tourism for assistance with this post. The first place I take a visitor is to the Medieval town of Murten (Morat) with its magnificent baroque houses [...]

2019-12-01T15:06:08-08:00Europe, Switzerland, Travel|

Swiss Family Vacation – What a Trip

Posted by Nancy D. Brown A favorite European destination, I recently wrote about Switzerland in my What a Trip column for the Contra Costa Times. Imagine waking up to a view of Switzerland’s Klein Matterhorn and not having the hotel bill break the bank. Lafayette’s Kate and Christoph Nauer, along with their teens, Andrew, Brian [...]

2020-01-06T15:21:29-08:00Europe, Switzerland, Travel|

27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites

  On July 8 in Quebec City, Canada, UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) announced 27 new additions to the organization’s list of cultural and natural heritage sites. Formed in 1945, UNESCO “seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” [...]