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Exploring vineyards in Lavaux, Switzerland. Canton Vaud

How to spend a holiday weekend in Vaud: vineyards, castles and swimming in Lac Léman

Last week we spent a beautiful three days in the french-speaking Vaud region of Switzerland. I’ve dreamt of coming here for ages, ever since I saw a postcard of Lavaux vineyards above Lac Léman. It’s the kind of place you see on the cover of a calendar and put on your bucketlist immediately. In real life, it’s even dreamier. Here is how we spent our time in the region and enjoyed a feeling of “les vacances”, Swiss-French style. All tips and locations included.

Watching trains cross the Landwasser viaduct from the viewpoint

Hiking to the Landwasser Viaduct viewpoint to watch the trains travel across

Ever since I crossed the Landwasser Viaduct on the Glacier Express, I’ve wanted to see this beautiful structure again, and this time, for longer than a minute. I’ve come across photos of it from above and thought that maybe they were taken by drones. But it turns out there is an easy and scenic hike that takes you to a perfect viewpoint to observe the viaduct and watch the trains travel across. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that the Swiss built this 136m-high limestone bridge, connecting two mountain tunnels, over a hundred years ago. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and well worth a stop if you’re in Graubündern area. So here are my tips for enjoying this sight.

Swimming pool at Villa Orselina hotel in Locarno Switzerland

Swiss Dolce Vita at Villa Orselina in Locarno

It’s so good to be back here on the blog and writing again! It’s been crazy busy since this year began – with a lot of work but also a lot of adventures – so there is a lot to share! I want to tell you guys about our trip to the Italian-Swiss region of Ticino in May when we stayed at the incredible Villa Orselina hotel.