Zermatt and Matterhorn5 May 2015

Zermatt and Matterhorn

This was our last visit in Switzerland. And I have to say that just arriving to the village that leads you to the top of the mountain is a true adventure, by car and by train. Matterhorn (in German), Cervino (Italian) or Cervin (French) is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps, because its shape is like a pyramid and because it’s one of the highest (4.478 m). The peak is in the

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Interlaken, the city of lakes4 May 2015

Interlaken, the city of lakes

During our travel in Switzerland we stayed in a cabin in the outskirts of Interlaken. We chose this city as our particular basecamp for our excursions, because it’s moreless in the middle of the places we wanted to visit. The access by road to every route is always very good, and there’s also one of the main train stations of the country.

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Spiez Castle30 Apr 2015

Spiez Castle

After spending the morning at Blausee Lake we visited Spiez Castle. This is one of the most recognizable images of Thunersee Lake, besides Oberhofen. Both the castle and the Romanic chapel are built above a rocky peninsula with peak form which goes through the lake. It owes its name to this particular form, because Spitz means peak in German.

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Blausee, the blue lake29 Apr 2015

Blausee, the blue lake

The Blausee Lake (near Kandersted) is one of the most visited mountain lakes in Switzerland, because of the intense blue color of the underground water. Most of the rivers and lakes in Switzerland have green or grey coloured water, because it comes from the ice melting of the glaciers and it’s very mixed with the sediments. The legend says that this is a place where a beautiful broken hearted maiden with blue eyes died, and

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Murten, a medieval village28 Apr 2015

Murten, a medieval village

Before we went to Bern, we stopped at Murten. This is a little and nice medieval village on the shores of Murtensee Lake (Lac de Morat, in French). The walled old town is really well conserved. The touristic area comprehends only three streets and the lake, and also the circuit around the stone wall.

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Bern, capitol of Bernese Oberland27 Apr 2015

Bern, capitol of Bernese Oberland

Another road trip took us to Bern, the capitol city of Bernese Oberland (Bernese Highlands), and also capitol of Switzerland. The old town is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We didn’t walk much time because of the bad weather. We walked around the main streets of the old town and the cathedral, the Parliament square and Einstein’s house. But we wished we could have more time to know the city better.

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Oberhofen Castle24 Apr 2015

Oberhofen Castle

As we were going back to Interlaken after visiting Thun we stopped at Oberhofen. This is a little village on the shore of the lake Thunersee which outstands for its impressive castle. This is maybe one of the most picturesque places in this particular region in Switzerland, and the castle is really famous for its amazing medieval tower and the funny turret over the water.

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Thun, a lovely village23 Apr 2015

Thun, a lovely village

We were at Thun twice. This is a pretty little medieval village on the shore of Thunersee Lake, right at the point where the Aare River continues its way to turn into Leman Lake. The village is impeccable, almost like everyone in Switzerland. It forms a little island in the middle of Aare River, and the old town spreads over it and the North shore, where you’ll also find a castle at the top of

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Giessbach Falls22 Apr 2015

Giessbach Falls

During our staying in Interlaken we made an excursion to Giessbach Falls, which owes its name to the river of the same name and runs into Brienzersee Lake, East of Interlaken. They are composed of 14 consecutive water falls which fall from a height of 500 meters from the high valleys of Faulhorn, and later run into the Brienzersee Lake, by a historical building where nowadays the Giessbach Grand Hotel is located. It’s like a

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Jungfrau – Top of Europe21 Apr 2015

Jungfrau – Top of Europe

If you go to Interlaken everyone will tell you to go climb the Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe, where you’ll find the Sphinx Observatory and from where the Jungfrau and Mönch peaks can be seen. Unless you’re an experienced climber, you’ll only be able to arrive by train to the highest station in Europe (Jungfraujoch, which is 3454 m high) and after taking several trains from Interlaken.

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