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Follow Tolkien's footsteps through the Swiss Alps

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Dec 1 2012, 12:18pm


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In 1911, at the age of 19, J.R.R. Tolkien took a trip to the Swiss Alps. The trip left such an impression on the young man that landscapes and events from the trip served as a basis for places and events in his future books, namely, "The Hobbit." In October 2013, Swiss touring company, Alpenwild will be offering "In the Footsteps of Tolkien," a tour that follows the same path that Tolkien took in 1911. Along for the trip will be Alex Lewis, Chairman of the Tolkien Society of UK from 1988-92, and author of three books of Tolkien studies. The tour, which will also visit the soon-to-be opened Bernd Greisinger Middle Earth Collection museum, is scheduled for October 12-20, 2013. Read More...

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Follow Tolkien's footsteps through the Swiss Alps News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Dec 1 2012, 12:18pm
    I've long wanted to replicate Tolkien's hike through the Swiss Alps Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Dec 2 2012, 5:02am
    I immediately began wondering if I could get in shape by October Meneloth Send a private message to Meneloth Dec 2 2012, 10:53am

 
 
 

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