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Today we left with Renee for her 10:15 am class. She showed us her school very briefly. It is a modern school, built in the last three years, that doesn’t fit very well with the rest of the picturesque town. Lisa and I took the 10:55am train from Lucerne to Interlaken. We used our last Eurail pass for this trip because it makes more sense to buy the one-way ticket to Zurich tomorrow and use the Eurail for the round-trip today. The perk ...
... from where the waves moved the loose sand when Switzerland was coastal.
The next part was the Glacier Museum. It has an exhibit with short films about the formation and movement of glaciers, with pictures and models of Switzerland’s famous glaciers. There were also exhibits on fossils an ice age man in Switzerland. The other part of the museum is in Amrein-Troller’s house, built in 1874. Its rooms are decorated in the style of the time, with ...
... point where I see a cable car on the map to Meiringen. Another site has us going on a lower route above the valley to a lower cable car to Meiringen. Even though we do not have any information on the cable car on the high route, we decide to go that way for the views and experience, figuring we should be able to bail there if we need to. If it is not open, there is a descent which looks unpleasant to the lower cable car described on the other route. As ...
... is a tunnel you can walk through inside one wall, and along the same wall for most of the length of the gorge there is also this wooden walking path that is attached to the wall and allows you to walk above the water. There are parts where the gorge is too narrow to allow even this small platform, at which point you go into the tunnel, which has an opening overlooking the gorge so you are not in darkness and still have a good ...
... meal-- breakfast included-- which works out if like me, you love cheese! After breakfast we went to a nearby town to tour a glass factory; there was an explanation of how glass came to Switzerland and you could watch the glassblowers. Next on our itinerary was Engelberg which is a well known skiing/hiking town. The town is in a valley between two mountains and the view was gorgeous; in the background you could even see a glacier on one ...
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