Lauterbrunnen valley! Land of breathtaking mountain peaks, incredibly beautiful Alpine meadows and thousands of waterfalls. This is a country you will never forget unless you decide to spend the whole trip to Bern or Zurich.
This is one of those countries where you don’t have to stay in the capital. Take your car and in a few minutes, you will feel your breath catching the approach of these incredible mountain peaks, which seem to rest on the sky itself.
If you have not seen these mountain lakes, if you have not inhaled the scent of alpine herbs – you have not seen anything in life.
It’s a place where you don’t want to talk, you want to look, you want to breathe and admire.
NOTE! Useful information
Cheap apartments in Lauterbrunnen www.booking.com
Swiss public transit rules. Each Canton has its own rules. For example: The standard fare in Zurich is 3.8 francs, and for a short distance – 2.4 francs, the daily ticket is 7.6 francs.
In Geneva, right at the airport, free public transport tickets are issued within the city, valid 80 minutes. The ticket is valid for travel from the airport to the center. Moreover, on an ongoing basis, all Geneva hotels give guests free personalized travel tickets for the entire stay at the hotel.
If you intend to travel a lot around Switzerland, here you can find complete information www.swiss-pass.ch
On the official website www.sbb.ch, you can buy any tickets in Switzerland, pay with a credit card and just print a ticket (such a ticket will need to be presented with a passport since the name and date of birth are written there)
Sights of Switzerland
Aare River Gorge. Aareschlucht. A stunning gorge with a mountain river and sheer cliffs. Highly recommend a visit www.aareschlucht.ch
Rhine Falls – an amazing tourist destination in Switzerland www.rheinfall.ch
Reichenbach Falls is an amazing place where you will plunge into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle. It was here that the battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty took place www.myswitzerland.com
Chillon Castle – another attraction in Switzerland, where you will feel like in a fairy tale or “box of chocolates” www.chillon.ch
Ballenberg Open Air Museum – www.ballenberg.ch
Gornergrat Railway laid in a very beautiful area of the country. On this road, you can climb to the very top of Gornergrat Mountain in 40 minutes, and this is a level of more than 8 thousand feet www.gornergratbahn.ch
Every traveler has his top sheet, I will not tell you everything. Write the top 20 Google sights in Switzerland and get the full list. I will tell you about the ones that you will not find in the main guidebooks but that amazed me.
The Aare River Gorge is located between Meiringen and Innertkirchen in the Hasli Valley.
The length of the gorge is about a mile and the greatest depth (or height of the rocks above the gorge) is 180 yards. In the narrowest place, the gorge is only 3 feet wide. The system of passages allows you to take a safe walk over the raging Aare stream, which for thousands of years has been grinding and deepening the stone mouth.
The beauty of the gorge is mesmerizing, and the color of the water is so amazing that it makes you doubt the reality of what is happening. Next, let the photos speak for me.
Stuff you must have in Switzerland
Lost among the rocks world with dozens of waterfalls, the crazy smell of alpine herbs, snow-capped mountains, blue mountain rivers … no, this is not Disney Eldorado, this is Lauterbrunnen. A small village with wooden houses clutched in a gorge, the silence and pacification of which is disturbed (or can it be complemented?) only by the noise of the waterfall and the ringing of bells on alpine cows.
A place where you forget about the existence of the modern world and seem to want to stay here forever.
You won’t find unassailable fortresses or beautiful palaces, but you don’t need them here. All you want to do here is sit down among the alpine herbs and breathe, breathe, breathe…
Looking at the waterfall that comes out of the top of the gorge.
The beauty of this place can amaze even a very sophisticated traveler…
You can enjoy the views of Switzerland while traveling with a camping tent and stay in campsites. This will allow you to see what ordinary tourists do not see. It is especially pleasant and beautiful to travel in the summer. Here you can choose the best camping tent brands and best tent heater for this trip.
History of Switzerland
Originally inhabited by Helvets, or Helvet-Celts, the territory that makes up modern Switzerland fell under Roman rule during the Gaul Wars in the 1st century B.C. and remained a Roman province until the 4th century A.D.. Under the influence of the Romans, the population reached a high level of civilization and flourished. Important cities such as Geneva, Basel and Zurich were connected by military roads, which also served as trade arteries between Rome and the northern tribes.
After the decline of the Roman Empire, Switzerland was invaded by Germanic tribes from the north and west. Some tribes, such as the Alemans in central and northeastern Switzerland and the Burgundians who ruled western Switzerland, settled there. In 800, the country became part of Charlemagne’s empire. It later came under the rule of the Holy Roman Emperors in the form of small church and temporary possessions subordinate to imperial sovereignty.
With the opening of a new important north-south trade route through the Alps at the beginning of the 13th century, the rulers of the Empire began to attach more importance to the remote Swiss mountain valleys, which were given some degree of autonomy under direct imperial rule. Fearing popular unrest following the death of the Holy Roman Emperor in 1291, the ruling families from Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden signed a charter on maintaining public peace and on mutual support in maintaining autonomous administrative and judicial rule. The anniversary of the signing of the charter (1 August 1291) is today celebrated as Swiss National Day.
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