At six locations across Leuk, Leukerbad, Gemmi, Schwarenbach, Sunnbüel and Kandersteg, visitors can now take a trip back to 1863 and join British tourist Miss Jemima on her travels through Switzerland with this new video guide. Feisty 31-year-old Jemima Morrell participated in the first group tour to Switzerland organised by the British travel pioneer Thomas Cook. The video guide “Rendezvous with an Englishwoman”, Switzerland’s first period drama especially for tourists, aims to entertain both domestic and foreign visitors with a slice of Swiss history. The guide is available in English, German and French.
The historical facts of this journey have been adapted into the drama “Rendezvous with an Englishwoman”, a time-travel video guide for tourists. The drama centres around the actual historical figure of Jemima Morrell and her fictitious contemporary Kaspar Brunner, an historian. The dialogue between the two protagonists takes today’s tourists on a journey back more than century to experience the Switzerland of 1863 and the beginnings of organised group tourism, through the perspective of an adventurous Victorian with a real lust for life.