Friday, June 1, 2012
We left Italy on Tues and drove into Switzerland traveling over St Gotthard Pass. We arrived in Lauterbrunnen which is the known as the valley of the waterfalls. It looks similar to Yosemite Valley with waterfalls cascading over the cliffsides of surrounding mountains, just beautiful. We had a great view from our balcony looking up at Staubbach Falls and the Lauterbrunnen valley surrounded by snow capped mountains. We rode a cable car lift up the western side of valley to the Schilthorn which is around 9700 ft elevation and provides 360 degree views of the Jungrau region and mountain peaks. Stopped off at a little high alpine village called Murren on the way down. Then we explored eastern rim visiting another alpine village, Wengen and then took gondola up to Mannlichen. Great panoramic views, but we had low cloud cover so visibility was limited. This area is amazing with beautiful scenery in every direction. Will definitely have to return...
Location: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland