Schilthorn Day Trip, Switzerland


Schilthorn Day Trip – Getting There

We started our Schilthorn Day Trip from Interlaken.  After many weeks of cloud and rain at Interlaken, the weather cleared for our day trip.  Getting there takes quite a few trains and gondolas.  We started with the a local train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen.  Then we got on a cable car to Grutschalp.  Next we took a very small cog train that climbed high up on the steep edges of the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Murren.

Mürren, Birg Gondola Tower, Visit Interlaken, Switzerland

Mürren, Birg Gondola Tower

In Mürren, we took a short stroll through the small village.  Then we took the gondola to Brig and the final tram to the Schilthorn.  The weather was a marked contrast to our visit to the the Aiguille du Midi at Chamonix.  It was calm with temperatures above freezing.  We took lots of pictures and ate cheese and apples in the souvenir shop.  When we headed back to the observation deck the second time, the view was completely obscured in cloud.  So, we took the cable cars back to Mürren.

Walk from Mürren to Gimmelwald, Schilthorn Day Trip, Switzerland

Walk from Mürren to Gimmelwald

Schilthorn Day Trip – Gimmelwald

From Mürren we walked down to Gimmelwald.  This was was the best part of our day trip.  The weather was calm, warm and sunny.  We were the only tourists around.  Dandelions covered the hillsides.  Each cow on the steep slopes  had its own bell.  The bells clanged as the cows grazed on the slopes.  There were picturesque small houses.  Locals were gardening, cutting fire word and harvesting grass for the cows. T his was exactly the Alps that’s promoted in tourist materials.  It was a highlight of our trip to Europe.

Schilthorn Slide Show Gallery