Love Switzerland – I don’t want the tour to end
Switzerland is absolutely stunning. The scenery is breathtaking.
Yesterday was great. We visited the Swarovski crystal museum in the morning and all the girls were buying stuff for their mums. I’m feelling a bit skint at the moment so I didn’t bother.
Next stop was Vaduz, the capital of the tiny country of Liechtenstein, for lunch and photo ops. We all went to the tourist information office and paid 2 euros to have our passports stamped, just to be able to say we’ve been there. Corny, I know, but kinda fun.
After lunch, we drove to Lucerne. We saw the lion monument to Swiss soldiers who were guarding some French king, and took pictures. Then we went shopping and I bought a Swiss Army Knife, hope I’m going to be able to bring it back. It has a light and a pen and is engraved with my initials.
The scenery on the drive from Lucerne to Jungfrau was amazing. We made a photo stop on the side of the road at one particularly incredible spot. Snow-capped mountains with waterfalls and clear blue water that literally sparkles. We stayed the night in an amazing chalet, which was great after all the hostels I’ve been sleeping in!
Today we went exploring and saw waterfalls in a mountain. We did what was called the ‘Murren loop’, starting off at the base here in Lauterbrunnen and riding a steep cog railway up the mountain, from where we caught a train to the town of Murren. Like Lauterbrunnen, it’s very picturesque and full of ski chalets and whatnot.
We then took a walk to Schilthorn and rode the cable car down, which was famous because it was the scene in a James Bond movie. From there, we took about a half-hour walk, with stunning scenery along the way – we followed a stream in a valley with snow-capped peaks all around us and waterfalls everywhere. I kept taking pictures, I couldn’t help it.
We then visited Trummelbach Falls, which are waterfalls actually inside a mountain. We were actually able to go inside the mountain and see the rushing water. So cool!