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Fuenf 5 see wanderung Pizol


With it’s many stunning, well-known mountains, Switzerland is an outdoor photographer’s paradise. We’ll get up close and personal with five of the bluest, most crystal-clear mountain lakes you can imagine laying eyes on. This day-trip is a fantastic opportunity to compose stunning alpine pictures with beautiful reflections and pointy summits on the horizon. Our like-minded group of hiking photographers will be rewarded with incredible views of the Glarner Alps, the Rhine valley and Lake Constance below. Strap on your hiking boots and don’t miss out!

Fuenf 5 see wanderung Pizol
five lake hike in Pizol, St. Gallen


Our group will rendezvous at the Zurich HB before heading to our location by company van. Upon arriving at the gondola station, we’ll head up to the starting point of this 4.5 hour loop hike. Participants will get acquainted with their surroundings and the different subjects that they may wish to spend more time shooting. Matt Anderson will provide helpful tips on shooting landscape, macro and other nature subjects.

Our group will pause for a midday lunch break at one of the many spots near the lakes. We’ll return to the Zurich HB by ca. 18:00.

Fuenf 5 see wanderung Pizol



Wangs-Pizol (Canton St. Gallen)


EN/DE: This trip is conducted in English but both trip leaders speak English, German or Swiss German fluently.


The Viewfinder van will depart from the Zurich HB at 7:30, returning in the evening by ca. 18:00. A gondola ticket is included in your registration fee. Please let us know during registration if you own a half-tax “halbtax” for the Swiss train network.


Hiking fitness is more important on this trip than photography skill. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in Viewfinder’s popular dSLR 1-2-3 Digital Photography Course are helpful but not required. Young photographers (under 16 years) must be accompanied by a legal guardian.


Come with whatever camera gear you have! Experienced/well-equipped photographers will find wide angle and medium length lenses helpful, but the less gear-crazy among us will enjoy photographing with compact cameras and even smartphones. A tripod can be especially handy if you’d like to play with filters and try some long-exposure photography.


It’s important to carefully consider your clothing for alpine hiking activities. Please seek the advice of your local outdoor gear shop if you’re unsure about your clothing. The forecast may call for sunshine, but in the mountains you must be prepared with a rain jacket and extra layers in case of afternoon cloudbursts. Sturdy hiking boots are a must for the steep, rocky terrain.


Viewfinder provides a sack lunch (sandwich, chips, apple, chocolate bar & water). Select your sandwich choice during registration.


Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 10.


Matt and Dagmar Anderson


Registration closes three days before event.


This event will take place rain or shine. Please have a look at the forecast and dress for hiking in an alpine environment.


Viewfinder Center outdoor photography instructor Matt Anderson


Professional photographer Matt Anderson directs the Viewfinder Center with his wife Dagmar and shoots commercial, editorial and private assignments when he’s not busy teaching. Matt takes pleasure in seeking out interesting photography trips and creating fun learning experiences for other photographers.

Dagmar Anderson photographer Viewfinder Center


Dagmar Anderson is a “professional traveler” with chronically itchy feet. She enjoys exploring new countries, cultures and cuisine as often as she can. Her attention to detail comes in handy while planning and preparing for Viewfinder trips and activities. When she’s not out exploring new workshop locations with Matt, she can be found working away at our Zurich office. Dagmar is likely to be the friendly voice on the phone if you call us here at the Viewfinder Center.

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