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Trip to the Alps

From 29-31 May we left our robot projects for an excursion into the Alps. The morning of the first day was spent in travel from Winterthur to Chur (pronounced `koor´), a town established by the Romans in the first few centuries AD. After touring Chur, we moved on to take a meal in the Viamala Gorge and then to a town in the valley below Wergenstein to tour a cheese factory. The next day, we went hiking up to a mountain lake above Wergenstein. We ate lunch surrounded by a sweeping view of the valley below. Following lunch, a portion of the group travelled the rest of the way up the mountain ridge.
The morning of Sunday, 31 May, we departed from Wergenstein and toured a small church in the valley before returning to Winterthur.
Below, I have attached some pictures of our trip.

1. A mountain over a lake that we passed on the way to Chur
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2. Statues in the Cathedral at Chur
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3. The entrance to the Viamala Gorge
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4. The mountain across the valley from the village of Wergenstein
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5. A sunbeam shining across the valley in the morning
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6. View from the top of the ridge
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7. The other side of the ridge, which we did not hike up
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