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EPS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

EPS is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, the company took a two-day trip through some of Switzerland's most beautiful locations.

Day 1

Restaurant Bildhus

The journey began at EPS on Friday. Everyone met at EPS Software Engineering AG, Pestaalozzistrasse 27 and departed for the Bernese Oberland. Around 09:00, the team stopped for a quick coffee at Restaurant Bildhus and continued to wells.


The company took a steamboat from Brunnen to Lucerne (a city noted for its medieval architecture and magnificent snow-capped Alps), stopping for lunch on Lake Lucerne. While traveling on the lake, everyone noticed the vibrant colored buildings that lined the lakeshore.

Lucerne also features two-century-old, covered bridges that have stood the test of time. Named the Kapellbrücke Bridge (one of the covered wooden bridges), built in 1406 and features 45 paintings on triangular panels beneath the bridge's rafters did portray the Dance of Death (called in German as the Dance of Death).


After the boat ride, everyone drove 68 kilometers to Interlaken and checked into the Mattenhof Resort. With its Art Nouveau main building and 4.5 acres of parkland, the hotel offered breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.

At 18:00, the company boarded a century-old cog railway heading for Harder Kulm, Interlaken's home mountain that measures 1,322 meters above sea level. Once they reached the top, the team was treated to an aperitif and an evening dinner at the Panorama Restaurant

Day 2


The following morning, everyone left at 09:40 for Jungfraujoch , one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Bernese Oberland. Upon their arrival, the group ate lunch at the Glacier Restaurant and had the opportunity to explore Jungfraujoch.

Amid Jungfraujoch's many tourist attractions, the Jungfrau Panorama offered a 4-minute, 360 ° cinematic experience of the surrounding mountains. Those interested in extending their viewing experience could ride an elevator up Sphinx Terrace to see more of the Alps and Europe's longest glacier - the Aletsch.

Following another elevator ride back down to the underground tunnel, the company walked out onto the Aletsch Glacier and had a handful of activities to choose from. Unfortunately, with only an hour and a half before boarding the train back to Grindelwald, so if you want to visit the summit, your shoulders and plan enough time to take part in all the activities.

Ice Palace

For the thrill-seekers, the Snow Fun Park offered snow tubing, zip-lining, skiing, and snowboarding. However, those looking for an outdoor recreational activity could have taken an uphill hike along the well-groomed snow trail out to Mönchsjochhütte.

Finally, the group made its way to the Ice Palace - a structure carved out of the glacier with multiple tunnels that showcased various ice sculptures.

After an eventful day in Jungfraujoch, the company made its way home and arrived in Wil at 19:00, ready for another productive week.

50 Years Of Independent Software Development

Despite traveling to these picturesque locations, the weather was foggy, making it difficult for the team to fully enjoy the grandeur of each setting. Therefore, it is critical to check the weather forecast and make plans accordingly.

A wonderful excursion with very satisfied participants came to an end on Saturday evening.