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We awoke to more fog and rain so we decided to explore a little town 20 minutes from our chalet, go swimming and hang out in Wengen. We found a waterfall, cute town homes and vegetable gardens on our exploration. Wengen is a car free town so many grow what they can since supplies are expensive or one has to go down the mountain to shop.
We soon discovered that ...
... interesting to close ourselves in the tiny prison cell in one of towers and imagine how a prisoner might try to soak up every possible ray of sun that shone through the small window and keep mentally occupied while locked up in there. Old school prison...no cable tv, library, free legal guidance... just cold, hard time. And a torture chamber.
All those thoughts of confinement and imprisonment just made us hungry, ...
The train from Bern to Interlaken is only about an hour long. We planned on taking a boat tour of Lake Brienz then doing some much needed laundry all on the same day. Once reaching Interlaken, our hotel was about a 20 minute walk away. We passed a wooded ropes course that looked like fun. After dropping off our things and changing a dirty, but at least not currently sweaty shirt, we walked back out to do the boat tour. The hotel gave us free bus passes that would ...
... for very long due to the minus 20 degree temperatures.
At around 1.30 we made the trip back to Lauterbrunnen via the same route, the trip was slower coming down, taking around 2 hours. I have posted some photos from the trip today which unfortunately probably won't do the place justice.
Dinner tonight included fondue which is another something new for me, was quite good.
Back to the dorm for an early night as tomorrow is another 600km plus trip to Florence via Pisa.
... through the Alps and spent our last 2 remaining days in the French speaking cities of Montreux and Geneva. Our main reason for visiting Montreux was to visit the Chateau de Chillon a castle that is ideally positioned at the base of the mountains and start of Lake Geneva. Documents prove the castle was around as long ago as the 12th century. It was probably the most impressive castle we've been in, taking us nearly 2 hours to ...