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Follow Tolkien’s footsteps through the Swiss Alps

December 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm by Altaira  - 

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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