Gstaad Palace Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... recommended hike but heavy rain overnight and heavy skies as I head down for breakfast are a little off-putting. But I intend doing my thirteenth hike irrespective so it looks very much like another slog in the rain.
I catch a train in heavy rain from Gstaad for the 30 minute trip to Zweisimmen (948 m) then a gondola lift up to Rinderberg (2,011 m) for the start of the relatively short two hour hike ...
... up to your ankles in most places. It crunched under your feet, at times it was a little slippery where there wasn’t as much snow. We were the first ones to be making tracks through the snow. We walked down a small hill and then had to cross the tracks to then venture down the mountain. There is a gravel path to follow but it was all just white for us to thankfully there were very clear stone markers to help us know we were on the right path. ...
... and helpful.
... was the story about how the Jungfrau railway came to be build and designed. There was a wall that paid tribute to all the man that froze to death whilst it was built. The man in charge of it even died of pneumonia whilst it was being built.
I couldn't stay up there very long as the altitude was making me feel sick. Whilst waiting for the train I got the giggles as they were playing the movie Ice Age at the station. On the way down the train has a ...
... a mountain, walked an hour to Stechelberg town then rode a cable to the town of Gimmelwald high in the mountains which was another favorite. Sometimes before you visit a place you have a mental image about what it should look like. Gimmelwald is one of the few places that perfectly matched or even exceeded the surreal image that previously only existed in our heads.
We said goodbye to Lauterbrunnen and took another ...