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Sep 4, 2017 - Berner Oberland-Murren & Schlithorn Day 8

The weather in the morning looks good so we are up early for a walk before heading up the tram for the Schilthorn. We are not sure what to expect but the excitement builds as we head for the lift for one of the highlights of this adventure. Little did we know Bond would be waiting at the top. Day 8: Hiking in the Berner Oberland Free Day Hike the Alps-Plan meals Don't sleep-in this morning — the day is all yours for some of Switzerland's best hiking. Join your guide for an optional mountain walk — or ride the gondola up to the 10,000-foot...

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Aug 21, 2016 - Obersteinberg is not for softies

Aug. 21,2016 Today brings another bright sunny day in the Alps and a great adventure as we head up to stay "off the grid" at a mountainside inn that one can only reach by hiking trails. We hike foe a few hours up the entire length of the u-shaped glacially carved Lauterbrunnen valley between vertical cliffs full of waterfalls. Hang-gliders and base jumpers soar off the cliffs above us.At Stechelberg, our route map says "the trail starts to rise now" - Ha! Swiss understatement at it's best. We are about to climb steadily for 4 hours up the...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Trümmelbachfälle

It had rained heavily all morning but after lunch we decided we would drive out into the Lauterbrunnen valley. All along the high cliff valley there were cascades of water. After driving to the end of the road we stopped and visited the Trümmelbachfälle . These falls were spectacular. The majority of the falls are inside the mountain. Up to 20,000l of water per second corkscrews through ravines and potholes shaped by the swirling water. The 10 falls drain from 24 sq. km of Alpine glaciers and snow deposits. The noise and extent of water was...

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Dec 25, 2014 - A Very Different Christmas

Thursday 25 December 2014 Weather: Partly cloudy with a chilly wind in the afternoon, 8° Steps: 17,156 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! With nothing in particular planned for Christmas Day we investigated the possibility of going to a church service. We found that there was an English speaking service at 10am in Wengen so we caught the 9am train to make sure we would be there on time. We found the village to be relatively busy - skiers and snowboarders were milling around, most on their way to catch the train to the ski fields at Kleine Scheidegg. The...

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Wandering Kiwis

Nov 17, 2012 - Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen was our first stop in Switzerland. As you can see from the pictures, we had a beautiful view of the Alps. It is here that we picked up a tram and then a train to go up into the mountains. We did figure out why you never hear about Switzerland having economic problems. We stopped for lunch along the way. I got a small salad and a Coke and Mike got a braut, fries, and a Coke - it cost 50 Swiss francs (~52 US dollars!)A small tuc was 75Swiss francs! I guess one pays for the view!

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Oct 11, 2012 - Hiking in the Swiss Alps!

At 10:45 we walked to the Tourist Info Center to buy tickets we'd need for today's outing: bus from Lauterbrunnen to the cable car up to Gimmelwald (Rick Steves' favorite Swiss Alps village); cable car over to Murren; and cable car from Grutschalp back down to Lauterbrunnen. With our Eurailpass discount we paid 38.60 Swiss francs (about the same in dollars). Not too bad for a whole day seeing and hiking in the Alps! The full bus left town at 11:06 and took us through the pretty L. valley to the cable car station. We had to wait about 30...

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Carol-IvanTravels

Oct 10, 2012 - Day 3 in Lauterbrunnen

Another leisurely morning; what can I say but “this is the life”! Turned cold and rainy so ditched my plan to cut Ivan's hair on the balcony and to go for a long walk in the valley. We ventured out to the post office to mail our last packet of travel brochures and maps to Sequim. Another chance to lighten our luggage a bit. If we were just traveling for a couple of months in one season we could be toting fewer bags but since we left in Feb. and returning in Nov., traveling from the tropics to the Swiss Alps, we needed more layers and...

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Oct 9, 2012 - Day 2 in Lauterbrunnen

It rained last night and continues today so now the waterfalls are twice as big and there are twice as many on the cliff walls on both sides of this beautiful valley. We enjoyed another leisurely breakfast followed by reading the daily newspaper. This afternoon we put on our raincoats to go to the local bank to exchange 150 euros for 173.15 Swiss francs. Then it was on to the grocery coop we learned had moved further down the road. There we bought some veggies, meat, cheese (to be stored on the cold balcony), bread, mustard, cereal for...

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Oct 8, 2012 - 1st full day in Lauterbrunnen

Ahhh, a leisurely morning; tasty breakfast buffet (with crispy (!) bacon and good coffee); cheerful and helpful waitress; morning newspaper in English. Now THIS is how to start our vacation from our vacation! Although it s a gorgeous sunny day and perfect for getting out and up into the Alps around us, we are not feeling very energetic today. Can't blame it on jet lag so will say it is the let down from the go-go pace of 3 Rick Steves tours in succession. We elected to stay in the hotel to read over the information about trains, funiculars,...

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Oct 7, 2012 - 4, oops 5, trains to Lauterbrunnen, CH

We enjoyed visiting with 7 of our group at breakfast. (We didn't all have to leave early.) This group certainly has been a fun and compatible bunch! As we had until our 12:30 taxi to repack we also had time to so some computer work this morning. The taxi ride was all of 5 min. (and cost 15 euros!) to get us to the train station. We were the only ones waiting until 1:06 to catch the train north for Domossola. In Domossola we had plenty of time to make our connection but could not determine if the train on our track was indeed our train. It...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Hiking in the Alpines

Alarm went off at 6:30 and I couldn't wait for my 8-hour trek that I mapped out through different towns up the mountains.....it was freezing cold and pouring rain. ;( so sad. Won't back to sleep, depressed. Got up a little later and went with the backup plan: bus-train-bus-5 hour hike. Went up to the Lauterbrunnen, population 2558. Neat little town in the valley. I went to one of the main, continuous waterfalls, draining from the glaciers and hiked up to the top...the waterfall is 900 feet tall and it was loud and in charge. It was neat to...

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May 31, 2011 - Switzerland 2

OK, who told the northwest weather how to find us in Europe?! The rains arrived this afternoon, and our clear blue skies are but a memory—at least we have the pictures to prove it was that way when we got here. Today we drove own the valley to the Ballenburg open air museum with buildings from all over Switzerland. We enjoyed comparing to the previous ones in northern Germany and the Black Forest. Families and animals also shared a roof here, but the layouts were a bit different, and there were more wood shingles. Lots of animals of all...

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