- Leukerbad: ViaCook
- Obergesteln: ViaSbrinz
- Obergoms: ViaPostaAlpina
- Orsières: ViaFrancigena
- Simplon: ViaStockalper
A pioneering visit to Switzerland was organised by the British package tour pioneer Thomas Cook.
Milk, rennet, salt and time – a long time, five years, perhaps. This is the recipe used for generations in central Switzerland to make cheese.
No sooner had Sigeric the Serious been made Archbishop of Canterbury than he had to undertake the arduous journey to Rome in order to receive the papal blessing.
Times were hard, the roads dangerous. Three centuries ago Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper, the «King of the Simplon», seized the chance to improve the old mule track over the Simplon Pass, thereby laying the foundation of his huge trading empire.