For once, the Swiss travel photographer set out on a long journey in his own country. Wanderland Schweiz took the well-known photographer Corrado Filipponi on a 1,000-kilometre walk across the whole of Switzerland from his front door in Winterthur. He used the well-known national routes that run through our country as his paths. In the process, he crossed 38,000 metres of altitude over various passes.
He starts right on his doorstep in Winterthur, from where he first hikes along the Töss through the Tösstal into the Zurich Oberland and then continues along the Thur into Toggenburg. From Wildhaus it's down to the Rhine and upstream to Vaduz in Liechtenstein at the official start of the Via Alpina. The Via Alpina, one of the seven national routes, crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes in Switzerland and led Corrado Filipponi from eastern Switzerland through 7 cantons to Lake Geneva in Montreux.
Many lesser known passes and places delight the photographer as he hikes through and gets to know them. Who knows the Foopass, the Richetlipass or the Col de Jable, the border pass to Welschland? He also visits the cheese cellars in L'Etivaz with the famous full-fat hard cheese, in which 20,000 cheese wheels mature. On the Hahnenmoospass, Filipponi marvels at the daring flying skills of young model glider pilots. Having reached Lac Léman, the trail continues to Nyon, from where it takes the photographer back to Winterthur along the Jura-Höhenweg, another national route, through 7 beautiful cantons, including via Creux du Van and Chasseral.
Corrado Filipponi reports on his week-long journey across the hiking country of Switzerland in his usual entertaining and witty manner. A reportage that shows the beauty of Switzerland at close quarters. Filipponi lets the viewers hike through our country with his eyes and inspires many to explore Switzerland themselves soon.
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