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Report 1566: We Love Switzerland

By Kathryn J from USA, Summer 2008

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Page 2 of 12: Lauterbrunnen and Murren 8/23 - /8/24/2008

photo by Kathryn

Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau from Murren

We settled into our apartment and went for our first grocery shopping trip. Lauterbrunnen has a very small COOP grocery store, but it has all the basics. There is also a cheese shop, bakery and butcher. We got a couple of pieces of Alpcheese at the cheese shop - yummm. Since we were very tired, we ate out that night at the Hotel Oberland restaurant. It had started to rain gently but we still ate on the porch of the restaurant. I had roesti and Dennis had sausage and potatoes of some sort. Tried my first Swiss wine and really liked the Fendant. After dinner we sat on our balcony and watched Staubach Falls until the lights came on. We ended up doing this every night of our stay....

The next morning we slept in and didn't get to the train station until around 11am. It was very busy with what appeared to be several tour groups. We had not decided what to do that day - ended up riding the gondola to Murren mostly because it was less crowded.

I really didn't like this first gondola ride - it was very crowded and I was kind of scared being suspended up so high. I adjusted to the gondolas and was riding them like a pro by the time we left. After the gondola, we boarded the train (that was waiting for us) and rode to Murren. It was a clear day and the view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau was awesome. Clear blue skies with a few wispy clouds - I think I became teary it was so beautiful.

We wandered around Murren, ate lunch outside on a balcony facing the mountains and walked some around Grutschalp - it was everything I had come to Switzerland to experience - only more beautiful!!

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