• A Chance to Give Back to a Classic Back Door: Gimmelwald

    5 monthes ago - By Rick Steves

    I always say, “If heaven isn't what it's cracked up to be, send me back to Gimmelwald.”
    Thirty-five years ago, as a young tour guide, I brought my groups to a remote and impossibly idyllic village high in the Swiss Alps - and I've been going back ever since. Gimmelwald is a classic “Back Door”: an off-the-beaten-path place where travelers can get away from soulless resorts and big-time tourism. This is a place where the air feels different - where the only noises are bees, bugs, and birds perusing alpine flowers, paddling water spilling from a hose into the hollowed-out log that keeps the...
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