Entries tagged with “Berner Oberland”.


Up on the Schilthorn, you feel like you’re at the top of the world.

The panorama of snow-streaked, craggy granite mountains extends all around, and even the peaks of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau look as if they’re at eye level.

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On our second day in Wengen, we took a cable car up to the top of the ridge — the opposite side of Lauterbrunnen Valley from Murren.

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Trek day from Murren to Wengen, through Lauterbrunnen on the valley floor. Murren and Wengen sit up above the Lauterbrunnen valley on opposite sides, so we spent the morning hiking down, down, down from Murren to Lauterbrunnen.

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We started our Swiss hiking adventure in the little town of Murren, perched above Lauterbrunnen Valley at the base of Schilthorn Alp. Murren can only be reached by train, foot, or cable car gondola. In fact, to get to Murren from Bern, we took three different trains plus a gondola.

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