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, […]

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 […]

Chaplin’s World

Thirty-three of us from all over Switzerland signed up for the BRA sell-out trip on 20 April to the internationally renowned Chaplin’s World at Vevey. It’s a place my wife and I had been talking about visiting for several years and when I read about the planned visit in the BRA Bulletin it was just the incentive […]

Buffet de Tapas et Asperges du Valais

We had the best table in the house at the Airport Restaurant in Sion, from where we could watch the planes taxiing on the brightly illuminated runway. Everyone joined in the interesting discussions and useful tips about local activities were shared. There was an amazing buffet with a great choice of tapas dishes to please […]

Visit to the Roche Tower

The second visit to the Roche Tower in Basel was once again extremely popular and we had to close the bookings quite early as each tour can only take 20 people. So, 20 strong we went through the security checks which are really very thorough and then we were taken up by lift to the […]

Ticino Spring Lunch 2018

It was good to see some members from the other side of the Gotthard at our Spring Lunch. For a change the hotel had arranged one big long table for the group. It was fun to all be together, although slightly more difficult to hear those on the other side of the table. Usually, when […]

Visit to the Gurlitt Legacy Collection in Berne

16 BRA members met at the Kunstmuseum for a guided tour of the first part of the Gurlitt collection. We had a very knowledgeable guide who gave us a detailed lesson in the history and politics in Germany in the years leading to the Second World War. So many things that we had learnt but […]