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Interlaken, Switzerland - in the Alps

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Interlaken, in the scenic Jungfrau region, is the first spot on our vacations where we really regretted not having extra time (our next hostel was already booked). We arrived in the evening to catch the end of a marching band parade - and with about 20 people watching, we were able to walk alongside them.

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Turning around, we can see the reflection of the sunset on the Alps. The green mountains have an altitude of about 1500m; the white one has an altitude of about 3500m.
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We spent most of our day there using the train/bus pass to go to hiking/walking spots from different towns. The best trails would have been 6 hours to hike, and would have taken us to places we might have had trouble getting back from, so we didn't take any trail more than a couple hours. We'd like to go back and do it properly.

Here are a couple views
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Our Amazing Race-style team picture...
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Sometimes signs were lacking or confusing - like this one, where all roads lead to Gsteigwiler
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A surprisingly comfortable bench, made of a few big logs. I'm also impressed with their continued neutrality.
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Wild berries, a cross between raspberry and blackberry
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The hostel was great - very clean, free laundry, free breakfast, common kitchen, free public transport including to neighboring towns, free swimming pools and minigolf, free 3 Euro Rolex spoon each... A bit expensive (20 euros per person per night), but great.

Posted by chrisvasil 12:56 Archived in Switzerland Tagged ecotourism

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