Rheinfelden and Art Exhibition

A group of BRA Members from all over Switzerland met up for lunch at the Hotel Shiff am Rhein in Rheinfelden on a very hot day in July 2018. We all had a long cool drink while we chose different items off the seasonal menu and all enjoyed our delicious light lunches. We then walked […]

RE – QBP – Croquet & Picnic 2018

They came down from the mountains, they came up from the lakes, they came from all over Switzerland and France too, all brought their picnics, good humour and friends. Everyone was ready for a full day of food, fun and games. Why? Where? When? To celebrate the annual BRA Romandie East Region’s; Queen’s Birthday Party […]

NW Region – QBP 2018

As usual the weather was glorious, actually with 30 degrees a bit too hot, but being on the riverside we managed to stay cool, we were all quite envious watching the swimmers jumping into the Rhine just below our balcony! Always an enjoyable event meaning a lot to those attending. Alan Chalmers proposed the loyal […]

Gurlitt Legacy Visit – Part 2

It was a beautiful sunny day when seven intrepid English speakers met up to descend into the basement of the Kunst Museum Bern to see the second part of the Gurlitt Legacy collection. Some outstanding gems delighted us and an excellent audio guide was very informative. Two good films, one a Swiss German production and […]

Tea with Tulay and Mike De Morgan

After a walk led by Mike through the village of Roveredo and the surrounding woods, where we were able to admire the ‘Denti Della Vecchia’ at different stages and enjoy the views from the Capriasca area over towards the other side of Val Colla. We arrived back to find a delicious tea full of specialities from Turkey, such as […]

Sunday Brunch

It’s Sunday, May 27th 2018, the sun is shining and I’m on my way home on the train happy and replete after  a delicious brunch  at the Café Papillon in Sierre. Thirteen of us, from as far afield as Geneva, Ticino and Visperterminen, were made very welcome by proprietress Sonja. Over our eggs, bacon, sausage, […]

Remembering Queen Victoria

We were so happy to be able to arrange this event, which brought to life Queen Victoria’s visit to Lucerne in 1868 and very grateful for the support and warm welcome from Christin Lichtin, Director of the Luzern History Museum.  Some 30 Members enjoyed the event, and we were joined for the Victorian Tea by […]

Zurich Round Table

On 14 May Zurich held its first round table in the Kantorei Restaurant.  This was chosen for its proximity to the Haus zum Rech which had a small, but interesting and well staged exhibition concentrating on the Lindenhof castle. After dominating the Zürich scene since Roman times this castle was totally destroyed around 1218. Five […]

Visit to the Glass Factory in Hergiswil

The visit to the only glass works in Switzerland was an experience not to be missed. Members from other regions joined us for this tour; Hergiswil is not far from Lucerne and easily reached by car and train. We started by touring the factory and learnt about the history about when the factory started in […]