Travel Blogs from Crans-Montana
... length of the dock (ok, I'm ad-libbing here but it makes for a better story), and between "Ava Maria's" there was me thinking to myself..
...oh...so THAT is what 'CGN' means...
We made it in the nick of time, but I'm pretty sure we had the same boat captain and crew who eyed us venomously after getting off a few days ago..
"Here come the late goers again" ..I could just feel them thinking it..
After one boat ride, 1 train ...
Today we are real tourists. Train from Laupen to Berne, then another to Interlaken and a third to Lauterbrunnen. Gondola to Gutschlap, then train to Murren then gondola to Birg and another gondola to the top of the Schilthorn, at just under 3000 metres or 10,000 feet. This has Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant featured in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". They ...
After leisurely brekkie, walked down to Laupen and up to the castle. Then some shopping before having lunch. We went to see Helene, who had been at college with Andrew in 1999 in Fribourg. Helene stayed with us several times in The Gap. She and her partner Alex have a new baby, Sophie, and live very close to the Escher house. We ...
... down the other side and on to Bosingen, near Laupen to stay with Ursula Escher. Andrew and Sara were already there. Andrew spent 1999 as an AFS exchange student with the Escher family, and we had visited them before, in 2006. Great to see Ursula, although sadly Albert died late last year. Also the lovely 120 year old farmhouse, horses, dog, cat, rabbits, chooks etc. Son Lucas and partner Sabrina and baby Jeannine came for ...
... we pay as usual the parking charge with credit card, 8.10 francs, taking less than a minute to complete the transaction. We have a fairly quick exit out of Berne, taking the autobahn for awhile but since our rental car doesn't have the vignette for authorized travel on the tollway, I exit at the first chance, for the highway to Solothurn. I drive nearly non-stop all the way to Badenweiler, Germany, for about 3 hours going through many ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility