Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 2
Our last day in Switzerland for this trip. It is rainy and cloudy. This is a good day for rain and clouds because we aren’t doing any hiking. We enjoy one last wonderful breakfast buffet at this hotel and then head out to the train station. The train ride to […]

2021-10-04: Travel to Zurich


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 1
It’s Day 18 of our Switzerland trip and our fourth day in the Appenzell area! Today, we don’t have to catch a gondola so we can spend as much time devouring breakfast as we want. And we do devour since it is so delicious. Sonja got a whole basket of […]

2021-10-03: Schwende Day 4



Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 1
It’s Day 17 of our Switzerland trip and our third day in the Appenzell area! Breakfast was amazing! Only problem was we were given too many pitchers of hot milk for hot chocolate and everyone felt obligated to drink it all. We regretted our overhydrating all day long. Today we […]

2021-10-02: Schwende Day 3


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 1
It’s Day 16 of our Switzerland trip and our second day in the Appenzell area! Today we are planning to ride two gondolas (or 3 for those making a return journey in a gondola). We will take the train to Jakobsbad, the gondola to Kronberg, hike to the Santis lift, […]

2021-10-01: Schwende Day 2


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 2
It’s Day 15 of our Switzerland trip and our first day in the Appenzell area! This area also has mountains and cows like Murren did; however, there is a completely different look and feel. I have never seen such green grass! The buildings are less of the iconic look of […]

2021-09-30: Schwende Day 1



Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 4
It’s Day 14 of our Switzerland trip and we are headed to the Appenzell area! We pack up, try to finish all the breakfast food, and head out to the train station. We have a long train ride in front of us with an excursion in Luzern to break up […]

2021-09-29: Travel to Schwende


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 1
It’s Day 13 of our Switzerland trip and our third day in Brienz! We wake up and the skies are cloudy. The Niederhorn webcam shows clouds as well but faint outlines of some mountains. We are hopeful so we decide to begin the trek. We catch the train to Interlaken […]

2021-09-28: Brienz Day 3


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 1
It’s Day 12 of our Switzerland trip and our second day in Brienz! Today we are heading somewhere new. We are going to take a bus up to Grimselpass. This looks curvy and steep on the map. The views on the way up are magnificent! We pass the Aareschlucht, where […]

2021-09-27: Brienz Day 2



Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 2
It’s Day 11 of our Switzerland trip and the first day in Brienz! Today was planned to be a day of sitting and relaxing due to the weather. Rain and clouds are in the forecast but we are hoping for some sun in the morning. We wake up and the […]

2021-09-26: Brienz Day 1


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 4
It’s Day 10 of our Switzerland trip and we are heading to Brienz! We enjoy our last breakfast in Mürren then head down the mountain and over to Brienz. The weather is spectacular. Our place isn’t ready yet but we can drop off the luggage. This house is right on […]

2021-09-25: Travel to Brienz


Neiderhorn, Beatenberg 2
It’s Day 9 of our Switzerland trip and day 4 in Murren! Mature crowd is heading to Isenfluh and Grindelwald (Norman – this trip was inspired by your comments!). The crazy crowd is going to hike a mountain that Swiss hikers categorize as difficult. They were not kidding. Breakfast is […]

2021-09-24: Murren Day 4