Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On A Heidi High

We've just completed our second full day of sightseeing the Bernese Oberland area right in the heart of the Swiss Alps. And forgive us if we've used this adjective to describe Plitvice in Croatia, but the scenery here is just sick.

Now, we've got skyscraping snowy peaks towering over charming alpine villages both strewn on high altitude meadows and foothills as well as on the valley floor. And especially in the case of Lauterbrunnen Valley, there are heaps of waterfalls coming down on both sides of the steep-walled valley. It's a scene every bit as reminiscent of Yosemite Valley, except here there's a lot of infrastructure to support public transportation (funiculars, cable cars, and trains) as well as people living amongst such Sound of Music or Heidi scenery (where Yosemite is more of a true nature preserve).

We can't wait to share the waterfalling experiences as well as other sights from our trip. So far we've visited the main waterfalls of Lauterbrunnen Valley - Staubbach Falls, Murrenbach Falls, Trummelbach Falls, and even lesser known ones like Agertenbach Falls, and Mullenbach Falls as well as countless other falls that look significant but we have yet to identify names of them (if they exist).

Tomorrow, we're shifting our focus out of the Lauterbrunnen and Jungfrau area and moving to other parts of the Interlaken surrounds. Depending on the weather, we could be waterfalling around the Lake Brienz and Meiringen area, trying our luck at seeing the Matterhorn at Zermatt, or just doing some city touring of Bern and maybe even some sightseeing at Lake Thun along the way. Stay tuned...

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