Switzerland · 10 Days · 74 Moments · September 2016

Susan's voyage in Switzerland

16 September 2016

Days 8&9 Day 8 took train to Stein am rein and then boat ride to Schaffhausen where we buses to Rhein falls. Day 9- Zurich- Swiss National museum
Looking out from windows of Swiss National Museum

15 September 2016

Rhein Falls
Stein en Rhein

14 September 2016

Day 7 we were the first visitors to Chateau Chillon at 9 am and toured this amazing place for about 2 hours. Francois Bonivard, a monk who opposed the Savoyards was a prisoner here for 5 years before his rescue by the Bernese which inspired Lord Byron to write The Prisoner of Chillon . Checked out of B&B and took train to Gruyeres where we saw the Castle, Tibet museum (formerly a church) and the HR Giger museum- Giger created the aliens for the movie Alien. Dark and creepy exhibits. Headed back to Zurich
On Day 6 traveled from Wengen to Montreux via Goldenpass panoramic train. Checked into B&B Belnap then took a train to see Lausanne. Walked some of Lausanne's old town and saw the cathedral the largest in Switzerland. Not many photos from this long and tiring day
Views from Castle in Gruyeres
Montreux waterfront
Chateau Chillon

13 September 2016


12 September 2016

On Lake Brienze towards Interlochen
Scenes from Ballenberg Open air museum
Wilderswil- small town where we discovered an old bridge and historic church
Ride down from Schynige Platte
Schynige Platte station
View from above train station
Alpine horn players
Schynige Platte station
Cogwheel train to Schynige Platte
Day 6 Morning: cogwheel train to Schynige Platte; Ballenberg Open Museum in Brienze then boated across Lake Brienz to Interlaken Dinner in Interlaken at the Husi Bierhaus - the pork knuckle was huge and yummy, enough for 2 people to share. Unfortunately, buses and trains only run once per hour in evening and we had to wait almost an hour at the train station returning back to Wengen around 11 pm. Long long day

11 September 2016

Staubbach Falls in Lautenbrunnen
Hey--is that Vladmir Putin?
Dreaming to be a Swiss Miss
Chill in' in the Alps
Allmendhubel- mile high playground
In Allmendhubel
On tram to Allmendhubel
Wengen train station
Day 5 Bobby leaving back to Zurich. Hiked Allmendhubel to Murren then checked out the falls at Lautenbrunnen. Beautiful weather today. Glad the original forecast of rain for the weekend did not come true
Wengen train station

10 September 2016

View from balcony of Airbnb
Day 4 We travel on 5 am train from Zurich to Wengen and after checking in at Air bnb, take a cable car to Mannlechin and hike the Mannlichen- Klein Scheidegg hike
Mountain views
Sound of cowbells all along the trail
On the Mannlechin- Kleine Scheidegg hike

9 September 2016

View from Murten city wall
Murten- on city wall overlooking city center
By the river in BarenPark (Bear Park)
River Aare near Bear Park
St Peter church
St Peter church
Bern clock tower
Bern farmers market

8 September 2016

Descending Mt Rigi via Cable car
Top of Mt Rigi
Ascending Mt Rigi on cogwheel train
Boat ride on Lake Luzern to Viznau and Mt Rigi
Luzern- Chapel Bridge

7 September 2016

St Peters
Inside St Peters Church. Stripped of ornate interior by Protestants during the Reformation.
View from Lindenhof, a tree covered hill on the West Bank of the Limmat
Old town
On bridge in Old Town Zurich
Grossmunster church
Clock by Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich near Bobby's apartment