Travel Blogs from Grindelwald
... looking directly at The Big Three (Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau). From here, it looks a long way away up the slopes, through the forests and then bang, straight up!
... good salami sandwiches taste at this altitude!
... today. The next stop was the ice palace, a long tunnel in the ice, even with ice floors, and little galleries of ice sculptures. We were then supposed to go out on the plateau to play in the snow (!) but it was closed because of the blizzard. So then it was a matter of lunch from the cafeteria (at about 2pm by this stage). Then into the trains for the 35 minute trip back down to the beautiful village of Grindelwald ...
... section is truly breathtaking!! As the train winds its way up the very steep grade towards the next station of Eigerwand at 2865m the half way station below looks more like a small dot in the snow.
Soon it all falls into darkness as we enter an extremely long and winding tunnel which must be quite a few miles long as it takes about 20 minutes to reach the top of the mountain from 1st entering the tunnel. However, it’s not all sitting looking at the dark tunnel ...
... settled in for a bowl of the best gulashsuppe and bier. Since the sign said “12 K” back to Grindelwald (and this time we believe it!) and the clouds and fog were rolling in, we opted for the Grindelwald bus, a cute local bus that goes up that far and which delivered us almost right to our door back down in G-wald. By that time - 4:00 p.m. - the rain was coming down in ernest.
A PERFECT day on First, or, the FIRST perfect day!