In researching for our trip we decided to stay in a small town near Interlaken was where we wanted to visit in Switzerland. We wanted to avoid the big cities and experience the Swiss Alps. We drove in from Rust, Germany to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. The drive wasn’t bad, it was just unfortunate that it was dark and we missed some amazing views along the way!
We made our way into town and found the best little coffee shop.
Even with unfortunate cloud cover and rain it was so enchanting!
We walked through town checking out the sites then made our way to the tram, to get to the train to Murren.
“Mürren is a Swiss mountain village at the foot of the Schilthorn peak, which is accessible by cable car. Featured in a James Bond film, the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant contains the Bond World 007 exhibit and has views of Mont Blanc. Near Mürren is the Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its subterranean, glacial Trümmelbach Falls. Themed trails on the Allmendhubel peak include the Flower Panorama and North Face paths” – Source
We rode up a cable car to get to the train station.
Murren is a cute little town with fantastic views. It would have been incredible without the cloud cover and rain!
We spent some time checking out the town and trying not to get soaked.
Everything was so gorgeous I wish I could see it in the summer and winter as well!
We were planning and so excited to take the kids to this alpine playground we saw online. It looked unreal it was so beautiful. We didn’t end up going because it was raining so much and was cold, we didn’t think it was a good idea to let the kids get completely soaked and then have a long commute back down the mountain.
We had lunch at a cute hotel with fantastic views, the kids had schnitzel while Cory and I shared fondue.
After lunch we traveled back to Lauterbrunnen. The rain had mostly let up and we found another playground to let the kids enjoy.
Walking a little further into the valley we found a tall waterfall that you can hike up behind.
We weren’t sure how far we would make it, the kids had already had a long day but we figured we could turn around at any point.
The hike was steep but fun, then you entered a long dark tunnel into the rock. The the hike got very slippery so I was holding onto Cannon’s hand and trying not to crush it.
Cannon hiked the entire way up and back, which was amazing. Cory also gets a gold star for carrying Emmy up and back.
Again the views were incredible.
After our hike it was time to hit the road, we had castles to explore! We left a little earlier so we got to enjoy driving in the Swiss countryside.
Cory was even generous enough to drive through Lucern to get some coffee and to see the famous Chapel Bridge.
Then it was back to Germany!
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