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... than I was after the first couple of weeks. Haven't had any blisters for weeks now. They still hurt a bit but it is more uncomfortable than outright painful. Haven't needed any pills for a couple of weeks now. I haven't had any more knee pain for 2 or 3 weeks. Possibly coincides with ending the road walking. Since then I have mostly been on paths and any roads have been so small that I haven't needed to walk on the edge. I think the cause was walking for hours on a ...
... We caught the cogwheel train to the top of the Gornergart which is a 3000 meters mountain which gives us great views of the alps. The views of the alps were stunning. We got so near to them that they almost seemed touching distance. Lots of photos were duly taken.
We reached down about 7 pm and then immediately headed to a chocolatier to try out a selection of his finest swiss ...
... The sky was still a sheet of cloud!
We walked back down to the station and asked the lady in Tourist information what she thought the weather would do on the top of the Gornergrat, 1500m above us. She pulled up the webcam that sits on the top of the Gornergrat and turned the screen to face us - the skies were blue, with not a cloud in sight! It is one of those situations where your head is not believing what your eyes are telling ...
... and found a restaurant with a beer garden that was in viewing range of the parade. So I got a table and enjoyed some cream of celery soup and wine while watching the parade and enjoying the sunshine. From there I headed on to Interlaken Ost train station. And then on to Lauterbrunnen. The last two legs of the trip were a quick bus ride to the cable car station, and then the cable car up to Gimmelwald. This is my third time to Gimmelwald, so I am kind of an expert ...
... Switzerland is quite expensive. We then caught the train and then bus through the valley to Stechelberg and then a cable car to lift us up to the plateau at 1400m high to Gimmelwald.
The Mountain Hostel walkway is about 3 meters from the exit of the cable car and we had previously booked for the following night but seeing as we decided to go there straight away we had to hope for spare beds, but of course its not peak season yet and there ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed