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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Where would you most like to go next?
Kandersteg, or winter in Switzerland
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
Alpentraum, Kandersteg
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
hiking, XC skiing, cycling, photography
When you upload photos to Untours Cafe, you are also giving Untours permission to use the photos in their promotional material (with credit to you)
I have to look to see which story my wife told. :D
Which Untours have you already done?
Heartland, Oberland, Heartland, Oberland
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Go to the alps on hot days, don't go shopping in Bern.
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
Trip Logs and Photo Albums:
Heartland Untour 2001

Swiss Oberland Untour 2002

Swiss Heartland 2003

Swiss Oberland 2005

Trail Maintenance, Swiss Style (Wengen)

Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidigg Hike, Switzerland

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Why Switzerland?

We've been to Switzerland 4 times with Untours, twice to Meiringen and twice to Kandersteg. We've also spent some time in Appenzeller each trip. You might wonder why we keep going back!

I've always been interested in Switzerland and my Swiss heritage. My Great Great Great Grandfather Daniel Sr, immigrated to…


Posted on August 5, 2007 at 11:37pm — 4 Comments

Happy Erste August!

Vann Schaffner

Posted on August 1, 2007 at 10:05am — 3 Comments


It is an interesting coincidence that the Untours Cafe opened now. I recently received an email from a distant relative. My great grandfather's sister is our common link with German and Swiss immigrant and homesteading parents. That took my mind back to Switzerland and our 12 y/o son is now "homesick" for Switzerland and wants to go back. Twist my arm.

All three of our sons have at some time or another wanted to explore their options in Switzerland because of their direct Swiss…


Posted on July 28, 2007 at 1:01pm

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At 11:24am on July 28, 2007, Marilee Taussig said…
YAY!!!! the Schaffners (both of them) have arrived. I LOVE your pictures....you guys look like such a great family...

Don't hesitate to ask me (marilee)or powen or Kim (my colleagues and partners on the Cafe project for help, if you need it.

Truly great to see you here -- The Schaffners have been sending us great family photosof their Untours for a long time....you might recognize them, since I know both Kim and I have used them in the catalogue
At 1:05pm on July 28, 2007, Amy Schaffner said…
I am so glad to be your "friend". xoxo amy schaffner
At 6:49pm on May 7, 2008, Amy Schaffner said…
Don't know about the teeth, oh yea - I just half remembered. was that the poisen? I pick the appenzell cemetery - that was really funny

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