Hotel Alpina -Grimentz

Grimentz, Valais, Swiss Alps, CH - 3961, Switzerland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Grimentz

First trip to the Mountain House

A travel blog entry by lindaa48


... a difference. Once back at the car we drive to a very small village for some lunch and then head up the valley to Macugnaga. The snow up here is amazing- still 2m along the side of the road and think on the rooftops of the buildings. The ski season is over, even though there is still a lot of snow. We drive home, stopping to by supplies for dinner and then I have an early night- a combination of jet lag and the walk have left me ...

Water, water everywhere

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin


... which meant we had to go inside the mountain. A funicular took us about halfway up, and then we walked up stairs to see the various sections of the falls. The shapes the water has carved out of the rock, the colors of the rock strata, the roar and the power of the water … ah, nature! I took probably 40 photos, none of which will really show what the falls are like. Just the fact that we were inside a mountain was pretty fantastic to me.

After that, we ...

The Hills Are Alive

A travel blog entry by missface


... the Alps) provides a construction of nature which differs greatly from the majority of Romantic works, almost teetering on the Gothic in it's depiction of a powerful, mysterious and unforgiving natural world. Seeing the Alps, I remembered this poem and ******n, it hit the mark. When one stands amongst the grandeur of the Alps, it is hard to imagine that these gargantuan creations of nature have not graced this Earth from ...

Bovines, Buvette, Blueberries, and OH, Raclette

A travel blog entry by bergerhof


Today was a day freshly washed by the previous day's rain and snow and was breathtakingly clear and beautiful, the perfect day for a hike to Lac Bleu - yes, the Valais' version of the Blue Lakes trail! It was about 2 hours each way, perfect for us since we needed to drive on in the afternoon.

As far as the hiking goes - very similar to Ouray-type except with the smell of pine instead of spruce and fir, the look ...

Swiss Cheese and Cow Bells

A travel blog entry by h.glenn


... she assumed I was trying to do). After explaining that we wanted soft-boiled eggs, she hovered about for ages wanting to learn how to make them – then announced to her daughter she was going to try this at home only to have her daughter roll her eyes and make a gagging sound. I hope my little boiling eggs weren’t too offended. Writing up this entry for the day made me ask Nat whether she ever ate her spare egg (a smiley faced egg inventively nicknamed Eggie), but ...

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