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Old 20.05.2007, 11:19
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Places to visit Bernese Oberland

Thought I would put together a guide to some of the delights of the Oberland :

Resorts & touristy towns :

http://www.grindelwald.ch/

http://www.thunersee.ch/

http://www.loetschbergregion.ch/

http://www.adelboden.ch/

http://www.gstaad.ch/

http://www.lenk-simmental.ch/

http://www.wengen-muerren.ch/

http://www.interlaken.ch/

Sightseeing :

http://www.truemmelbachfaelle.ch/

http://www.schlosshuenegg.ch/

http://www.blausee.ch/FLASH.php?lang=de

http://www.aareschlucht.ch/english/einfuehrung_e.php

Sports & Adventure

http://www.alpinraft.ch/

http://www.berger-reisen.ch/berner-oberland/index.html

http://be-je.ch/

http://www.glidingstones.ch/

http://www.ibextreks.com/

http://www.actionsport-interlaken.ch/sommer/index.php

http://www.bernerwanderwege.ch/

will add to these as I pick up more ....
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Old 20.05.2007, 11:36
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

This is on the thunersee - St Beatus Caves (Beatushöhlen). Worth a stop especially if you have kids.

http://www.beatushoehlen.ch
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Many thanks for that Polorise.

We will soon be getting a Czechoslovakian (sp?) student coming to visit and she will be with us the whole day. I have been racking my brains as to what we should do for the day...

The Aareschlucht sounds like a great idea...

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Many thanks for that Polorise.

We will soon be getting a Chekoslovakian (sp?) student coming to visit and she will be with us the whole day. I have been racking my brains as to what we should do for the day...

The Aareschlucht sounds like a great idea...
You'll find that Czechoslovakia ceased to exist in 1993 when it split into Slovakia and Czech Republic. You might want to cement that before introducing your visiting student as Czechoslovakian to people, she is either Czech or Slovakian.
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You'll find that Czechoslovakia ceased to exist in 1993 when it split into Slovakia and Czech Republic. You might want to cement that before introducing your visiting student as Czechoslovakian to people, she is either Czech or Slovakian.
Duly noted and cemented.
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Old 20.05.2007, 13:29
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Duly noted and cemented.
Good thing too or my missus would have given you a right ear bashing ....

Unfortunately she is busy all week or would have gladly met with you for an hour or so for coffee.
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

thanks for the links. very useful.
I would like to add one more.
http://www.rosenlaui.ch/en.php

it is an historical hotel... very nice food, good price and beautiful area for hiking
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Good thing too or my missus would have given you a right ear bashing ....

Unfortunately she is busy all week or would have gladly met with you for an hour or so for coffee.
Shall look forward to meeting up with her another time then...
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

Thanks for the links Polorise, you inspired us today to head off into the Bernese Oberland and after viewing the truemmelbach falls website decided to head to the famous Reichenbach falls - http://www.reichenbachfall.ch/ of Sherlock Holmes fame (not that i'd know much about this but my husbands a bit of a fan) anyway a nice day out so thought i'd add it to the list

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Old 20.05.2007, 23:27
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Hey Nicky,

glad you were inspired & enjoyed yourselves ... beautiful weather today (albeit a little sticky) & the places you visited are stunning.

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One could buy the community/borough day ticket (Gemeinde tageskarte) and take the Golden Pass from Montreux to Zweisimmen. The view is simply breathtaking.
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Thanks for the links Polorise, you inspired us today to head off into the Bernese Oberland and after viewing the truemmelbach falls website decided to head to the famous Reichenbach falls - http://www.reichenbachfall.ch/ of Sherlock Holmes fame (not that i'd know much about this but my husbands a bit of a fan) anyway a nice day out so thought i'd add it to the list

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Not far from there is a lovely old hotel near to the Giessbach waterfall, great for romantic dinners overlooking the lake of Brienz and surrounding mountains - http://www.giessbach.ch/

Also, if you're feeling fit, try hiking up from Interlaken to the Faulhorn. It has a wonderful hotel on the summit - no heating, more of a glorified refuge - and offers magnificent views over to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch. Also: sunrise, sunset, stars, solitude. http://www.berghotel-faulhorn.ch/

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<snipped> after viewing the truemmelbach falls website decided to head to the famous Reichenbach falls <snipped>

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Hi Nicky,

How much water was in Truemmelbach? It's meant to really fill up. Been there three times and never had the luck so see it full but a week after one time we went, people were coming out soaking wet.
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Hi Nicky,

How much water was in Truemmelbach? It's meant to really fill up. Been there three times and never had the luck so see it full but a week after one time we went, people were coming out soaking wet.


Hi Sorry Nanda we didn't actually go there, I looked at the link for Truemmelbach Falls that Polorise posted and it gave us the idea to visit the Reichenbach Falls instead.
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Not far from there is a lovely old hotel near to the Giessbach waterfall, great for romantic dinners overlooking the lake of Brienz and surrounding mountains - http://www.giessbach.ch/
Concur. Their restaurant is great too. Plus, for aviation buffs it is close to the Axalp range.
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

I would like to add the Schynige Platte and the Alpengarten.

I was going to do this trip on Sunday, but the weather was not suitable.

The Alpengarten is (according to my guidebook) one of the few places to see a real living Edelweiss...
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

I actually really enjoy the Ballenberg. Great if you're going with kids or pets. A really nice interesting trip through the various traditions of Switzerland. Quite pricey I think but definitely a good way to get an overview of the various buildings in Switzerland and how each Canton varies to another. There are BBQ spots there too . This is something for summer and people who like to walk but not really hike...
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I actually really enjoy the Ballenberg. Great if you're going with kids or pets.
This looks quite interesting; is it informative enough to be interesting to moderately-knowledgeable adults, too, or is it really just the basic info?
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

& here are some more :

http://www.loetschbergregion.ch/

http://www.bls.ch/

http://www.loetschental.ch/

http://www.kandersteg.ch/

http://www.oeschinensee.ch/

http://www.engstligenalp.ch/

http://www.afa-busbetrieb.ch/

http://www.niesen.ch/

http://www.niederhorn.ch/
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Re: Places to visit Bernese Oberland

Blausee

went there yesterday, caught some rainbow trout & had them for supper ...

Great day out, also has nature trails for the kiddies, small adventure park & serves a wicked Alpenmaccaroni with Apfelmousse in the restaurant.

You can rent rod & obligatory net for 20 chf, all fish landed must be paid for - 22chf per kilo. Last day of the season is next Sunday.
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