The valley of waterfalls

The train ride from Lucerne to Interlaken was magical and took us past five lakes and countless waterfalls and rivers against a backdrop of alpine panorama.

From Interlaken we took a second train to Lauterbrunnen in the valley of 72 waterfalls and in the afternoon we walked through the gorgeous glacier valley to Trümmelbachfälle.

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Up to 20,000 litres of water thunder through the narrow gorge per second and the sound is deafening!

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We returned to Lauterbrunnen via chiming cows with bells around their necks and whistling BASE jumpers in squirrel suits seemingly falling from the heavens. 

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We then shared dinner at a restaurant across the road from our hotel before returning to our little attic room to sleep. 

On Tuesday we started the day with a delicious complimentary breakfast and service with a smile. Our host informed us that rain was predicted after lunch so we decided to go for a walk in the morning and then settle inside for a quiet afternoon. We took a cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and then walked along the misty mountain to Mürren.

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From Mürren we got a quick glimpse of the mountains on the other side of the valley through the clouds before commencing our descent. The rain set in shortly afterwards and we were very thankful for our wet weather gear and umbrella. 

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A final cable car and bus ride brought us home and we spent the remainder of the day indoors. For dinner we sat on sheepskins and warmed our tummies with delicious minestrone soup at a local restaurant.

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