Me and Jenna fell in love with this area when we first visited in 2001. You know how you romanticize a place and have a vision in your mind of what it was like, even if you know your memories have been skewed by time and distance? Well I was worried that I would be dissapointed upon our return here (Interlaken is more touristy than I remember), but I wasnt. We visited a small village called Murren, as we did in 2001, and it is so peaceful. Carfree, the only way to get up there is by cablecar. Just birds chriping, 360 degree views of enormous Alp-y mountains and hikers. No motors, no noise (well, there was Mayzie wanting some Ice Cream). Clean, fresh air and perfect drinking water pouring out of spouts all over town.
OK I have said enough. My mom and Bill will be here late June and we will be spending 3 nights in Murren...CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK. Things are pretty spendy around here, it is basically a huge tourist area, so they really get you with the cable cars, food and accomodation prices. But it's worth it. Due to trains, cable cars and busses, this whole area is super accessible...pretty rare that a place is so easy to get to and enjoy and it has not been ruined by tourists. Some would think it has, I would guess. All I know, is that we got up there high in the mountains with a dog, a 3 year old and 2 seniors without any issues and were able to walk around, enjoy the countryside and hop back on a cable car when we were done. Awesome (thats my favorite adjective).
The hiking signs (yellow) show walking times to destination. Signposts are everywhere and make it very easy to roam around mapless.
even the local shopping center gets into the signposts haha..."sek" means seconds.
love the shot above
stayed here in 2001...seemed pretty empty at this time of year.
the cable cars are huge and modern...50 people in each, I would say.
DAMN YOU SWITZERLAND! WHY MUST YOU BE SO BEAUTIFUL? AND YOUR TUNNELS PLENTIFUL?