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Badalona

Badalona is a Catalan industrial city located on the Mediterranean coast about ten kilometers northeast of Barcelona and belongs to the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.

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Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, is known for its art and architecture. The imposing church Sagrada Família and other landmarks of modernism by the hand of the artist Antoni Gaudí are to be found all over the city. The Museu Picasso and the Fundació Joan Miró show modern art works …

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Mataro

After I accepted an interesting job offer in Barcelona, I moved to Mataro. Mataró is the capital of the Catalan Comarca Maresme in the province of Barcelona. The history of the city goes back to the time of the Romans. The roman name of the town was Iluro. From this time there still exists a …

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Travelling abroad

Are you Swiss? As a Swiss citizen, you do not need a visa to enter EU/EFTA countries. A valid passport or identity card is generally sufficient. Depending on the regulations, you can also enter an EU/EFTA country with an expired passport. If in doubt, contact your foreign representative. Non-EU/EFTA countries require a valid passport or …

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Travel information Thailand

Medical care In Bangkok there are international hospitals with very good standards and English speaking doctors. There are hospitals and qualified doctors in all provincial capitals. Even in larger holiday areas there are hospitals and English-speaking doctors. The hotels are happy to arrange an English-speaking doctor on request. Many medicines are freely available in pharmacies, …

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Travel Information Dominican Republic

Medical care Medical care is not guaranteed everywhere. Serious illnesses and injuries should be treated in private hospitals or abroad (USA or Europe). Hospitals require a financial guarantee before treating patients (credit card or advance payment). Towels Most hotels provide bath towels for the swimming pool and mostly also for the beach (often on deposit). …

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Castle Miramare

Castello di Miramare Castello di Miramare is situated on a rocky cliff in the bay of Grignano, about five kilometres northwest of the Italian port of Trieste. The castle was built between 1856 and 1860 for Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria, the brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and his wife Charlotte of Belgium. The …

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Castle San Giusto

Castello di San Giusto is the medieval castle and fortress in the northern Italian city of Trieste and is located on the hill of the same name, the ancient center of Trieste. Next to the Cathedral of San Giusto, it is one of Trieste’s landmarks. With a construction period of almost 200 years (from 1471 …

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The Rilke Trail

The Rilkeweg is a hiking trail between Duino and Sistiana near Trieste, named after Rainer Maria Rilke. During his stays at Duino Castle between 1912 and 1922, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote the ten Duino elegies that made Duino and its cliffs famous all over the world.

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