Switzerland : Interlaken & Riggenberg

We took a train from Lucerne to Interlaken, a beautiful train journey (which is on the Swiss Golden Pass route), it is best to sit on the right hand side of train; as this will provides a spectacular view of the lakes and if the weather is good time will just fly by (as will your camera battery!)

At Interlaken, we took a slight detour to Riggenberg Church (approximately 20 minutes by bus from the train station); a happy accident as we just jumped on the first bus that can along. Riggenberg overlooks Brienzersee another series of postcard worthy moments. We managed to have the site, a church from 1671 and originally a castle (first built 1230) to ourselves.

The highlight of the day was exploring the various features of our cameras and using the managed which was anchored to the safety rails of the castle walls, my heart stopped more than once trying to anchor the camera; so hope you enjoy the results!

Lauterbrunnen was still quite sleepy when we arrived, as they were between the winter and summer tourist seasons. Our hotel had a view of Jungfrau from our room balcony, which would have been a great way to spend a lovely spring afternoon and evening if it wasn’t for the strong smell of cow manure! Despite the limited restaurant options for dinner, we managed to indulgence in the Swiss favourite, the fondue complete with garlic, mushrooms and onions at Hotel Oberland; which mysteriously seemed to have an Australian flag above the door.

Lauterbrunnen was still quite sleepy when we arrived, as they were between the winter and summer tourist seasons. Our hotel had a view of Jungfrau from our room balcony, which would have been a great way to spend a lovely spring afternoon and evening if it wasn’t for the strong smell of cow manure!
Despite the limited restaurant options for dinner, we managed to indulgence in the Swiss favourite, the fondue complete with garlic, mushrooms and onions at Hotel Oberland; which mysteriously seemed to have an Australian flag above the door.

Travel date: 26 April 2012

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