I can’t imagine a trip to Switzerland without seeing the Alps. Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, the big three peaks in the Swiss Alps, tower behind the city of Bern.
We spent a beautiful, clear blue sky Saturday exploring the towns of Winteregg and Mürren. The day trip was so much easier than I could have imagined.
You can drive or take the train or bus to Lauterbrunnen to catch the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM) mountain railway. Hop aboard and get off half way in Winteregg to grab a bite to eat.
The kids will love this spot with its magnificent playground, outdoor seating looking over the Alps and a little music to do some dancing. Be forewarned, it may be tough to drag them away to eat.
Treat yourself to a lunch of Rösti (shredded potatoes pan-fried and shaped into a circle) with smoked salmon with a dollup of cream and a few cucumbers on top. Not a potato fan? Try a Käseschnitte, an open-faced cheese (Käse) sandwich with bacon pieces, sunny side up fried egg and melted cheese. It’s usually served with a couple of tangy veggies, like pickle, pickled pearl onion, tomato or peppers.
Once your belly is full hop back on the train up to Mürren. You could walk, but your legs may be too tired to explore the small, car-free ski town that awaits you.
Walk the quiet streets of town, peeking into shops and picking up a few trinkets along the way. Listen to the melodious sound of cowbells while indulging in a hot beverage or cold brew.
As you take the train back down to the cable car and parking lot don’t forget to enjoy the view. Depending on the time of year you go you might be treated to an incredible waterfall coming off the side of the mountain.
Head home knowing that you just breathed a bit of fresh air, stretched your legs and saw one of Mother Nature’s wonders many would die to see.
The big three peaks went back behind a cloud the day after our trip. Our legs were a bit sore from our adventure, but we would have happily done it again and again.