Tag Archives: Bernese Oberland


Brienzer Rothorn Steam Train

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Have you ever had the curiosity to ride a nostalgic, old-fashioned steam engine driven train? For over 125 years the Swiss have provided that opportunity with the Brienzer Rothornbahn, built in 1892. Starting from lake Brienz between Interlaken and Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland, the Rothorn train climbs 5,510 ft (1,680 m) in 55 minutes and has   Continue Reading →

Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen, Switzerland: the end of Sherlock Holmes – the first time

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If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerland are a must see. This almost 400 foot waterfall is visible from downtown Meiringen and it is only a short 20 minute walk to the start of its cog-rail funicular. Originally built   Continue Reading →

The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alpinehiker’s Founder and Owner

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The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely variable and rain showers (depending on where you are) are not unusual. Troy Haines, Alpinehikers owner and founder, and I recently sat down to discuss the complexities of weather when traveling by foot through the   Continue Reading →

Hanging it out on the Klettersteig: Murren, Switzerland

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If Switzerland is the land of moderation, how are so many adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat activities fit within its borders?  From cheese fondue to basejumping, mellow walking trails to Klettersteigs, the politically neutral banking and chocolate experts of Switzerland have it all. If you’re looking for another adrenaline filled activity in Murren, Switzerland   Continue Reading →

First Impressions – Part 2

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Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Murren.  He documented his travels and first impressions of Switzerland with beautiful images as well as some great first-hand accounts.  This is the 2nd Part of a 2 Part series from Kevin.  If   Continue Reading →

First impressions – Part 1

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Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Murren.  He documented his travels and first impressions of Switzerland with some beautiful images as well as some great first-hand accounts.  This is the first of two posts from Kevin recounting his first   Continue Reading →