UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)

Castelgrande (Grand Castle) Bellinzona is only a 30 minute drive away, but somehow we never went. I was under the impression it would make for a nice indoor activity, it being a castle and all: roaming the rooms and halls, seeing what castle live used to be like. Boy was I wrong! It was the total opposite: outdoor and no rooms and halls to visit, but it made for a truly wonderful afternoon nevertheless! Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)”

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Berlin With Kids – Berlin (DE)

Berlin with kids, is that possible? Yes, absolutely! This huge city lends itself perfectly for a nice getaway with the whole family. Continue reading “Berlin With Kids – Berlin (DE)”

Stepping In Heidi’s Shoes – Heidi Land, Maienfeld (CH)

Step in Heidi’s shoes and relive the story by visiting Heidi Land, the place that inspired Johanna Spyri to write her world famous novel!
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Things To Do With Kids Near Lugano, Ascona, Locarno, Bellinzona & Border Area Italy

No matter if you are passing through, stay for a holiday or live in beautiful Ticino, sometimes you need some inspiration on what to do with the kids, for all sunny and dry days, but also for those long rainy or cold days. Continue reading “Things To Do With Kids Near Lugano, Ascona, Locarno, Bellinzona & Border Area Italy”

Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)

Amsterdam, my hometown. Though I really love living in Ticino, Switzerland, I do miss having the variety of a big(ger) city. A big zoo, kids friendly cafes, a library with kids books in your own language, museum and theater activities for kids. Continue reading “Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)”

Aviation Museum Volandia – Somma Lombardo, Malpensa (IT)

May 1st 2015, rain, rain, rain! Three boys who need entertainment, three parents who need a break. What to do?! Simple, take them to Volandia – a historic museum of aviation and park in one! Continue reading “Aviation Museum Volandia – Somma Lombardo, Malpensa (IT)”

Maribur Theater – Stabio, Ticino (CH)

A small culture injection never hurt anyone, so I decided to take my 3 year old to a short theater show in Stabio, at the Aula of the Scuola Media, organized by Maribur.ch.

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