We woke up to rain, cool mountain air and one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen! And even though it was cold, wet and dreary outside, all of that paled into insignificance against so much natural beauty. Of course I had to take pictures 🙂; I snuck a few in before brekky, from the room window. I was itching to step outside.
But as we stepped out of our room onto the hallway – the smell of freshly baked bread was so great and distracted us, especially me! For once I forgot about taking photos 😅. We headed straight to the dining room: breakfast was delicious & we indulged, is all I can say 😍. It was a free day and we opted to do our own sightseeing.
So at breakfast, we got a few more tips and some bus/train tickets from Matt, our tour leader, then made arrangements with our Canadian friends to go see the waterfalls at Lauterbraunen. However before heading out, we spent a good 30 minutes in the garden just taking pictures 🥰
We then walked to Wildersvil station, which was conveniently located five minutes from our accommodation, to catch a bus or train into the Alps. Everything about this place is picture perfect, and I was in my happy place – Snap! Snap! Snap! all day long.
On the bus ride to Lauterbraunen, as we climbed higher – one could almost touch the crispness & freshness of that cool mountain air. It was magical. We got into Lauterbraunen then the ohs! and the ahs! started. Wow!!! How much more beautiful can this place get? ❤ and if you can’t tell already, I was falling in love with Switzerland.
Words alone aren’t enough to describe the majestic beauty of one small part of the Swiss Alps we were fortunate enough to visit – imagine what the rest of it looks like. I’m running out of words but I took so many pictures and will let some of them tell the story of our sightseeing. The following write up is extracted from http://www.myswitzerland.com:
“Loud thundering and roaring in the interior of the mountain, gurgling, foaming and churning water: these are the Trümmelbach Falls. They are Europe’s largest sbterranean water falls and are located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, often called the valley of 72 waterfalls.
The Trümmelbach Falls are the world’s only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. They alone carry the meltwater of the glaciers from the Jungfrau down to the valley – up to 20,000 liters of water per second. The water carries with it over 20,000 tons of boulders and scree per year and causes the entire mountain to shudder and make a thundering noise.
We came, we saw and experienced the roar & thunder of those waterfalls. From the Falls we caught a bus down to Interlaken – named as such because it’s situated right between two lakes 🙂. In Interlaken, we did a bit of sightseeing – it’s a beautiful, quiet and clean Swiss town. We shopped for the usual gifts, souvenirs and even bought another luggage bag – yes, our cargo was growing and we had six more days of travelling to go, oh dear 😅.
We had late lunch and then headed back to the bus stop for the trip back. We had group dinner later that evening, a swiss meal, at the hotel – so had to go back and get ready for that. And dinner didn’t disappoint – I mean what better way to learn about the cultures and traditions of a place, than it’s meals? Another experience that we’ll savour for a long time 😍
I sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of the photos below, and that they inspire you to travel to Switzerland. Doesn’t matter which part you choose – as I’m sure it will be just as beautiful and refreshing as the places we visited.