Karen CottingBern, CH
Hello, I'm Karen. I live in Switzerland, near Bern. I am a cook and an illustrator - a perfect combination.
Maps By Karen Cotting
Places of longing - my plan for 2020 was to go to New Caledonia - a place diametrically opposed to Switzerland: an island, tropical flora + fauna in abundance, the second largest reef of the World. Hence, things turned out different and all I have at the moment is this map...
Admittedly no comparison to the AT, but still: 7 possibilities to hike across Switzerland. From the pilgrim trail to the Alpine Passes Trail, which leads through high alpine regions and over glaciers - there is something for everyone. Interested? Check this site: https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/hiking-in-switzerland/routes/national-routes.html
Since I had to cancel all my travelling abroad plans this year, I am doing a lot of hiking in my country. This is the fabulous views you get when hiking my favourite valley: Val di Muggio. It's the southernmost valley in Switzerland: wild, unspoiled + full of history. On clear days, you can see Monte Rosa + the Matterhorn.
This is a map of our local music festival. It takes place every year in mid July and is located on the Gurten, our local mountain. You get to the festival by taking a small rack railway or by hiking the 3.6 km and 300 altitude difference.