(Sept 8, 2013)
After 2 days in Murren, it was time to leave for our next destination. Before another long train ride, we woke up early to be able to do a bit of exploring in Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen is the village which is the entry point to Murren. And from here you can also get to other places like Jungfraujoch, Wengen, and Grindelwald. Famous tourist spot here is the Trummelbach falls.. But it takes a while to walk there and most would wait for a bus that goes to the falls. We didn’t have much time, so we just decided to walk around the village and then eat lunch here. These are some of the sights we saw along the way. This isn’t exactly a tourist spot, but one of the areas I found beautiful about this village was their cemetery. Each tombstone had it’s own unique design and character, and was decorated with colorful flowers.
More pics during our walk
With 30 minutes left before our train arrives, we decided to have lunch at a shop close to the train station. Not having researched anything about what the specialties here are, we just picked a foreign sounding dish we saw in the sign there.. Flammkuchen (plus it wasn’t that expensive).
It actually looks like a pizza, but with a crispier/thinner base. We ordered a few other dishes, but this is the one that stood out to me.
Googled this after, and found out it’s a German dish that means “flame cake”. It’s interesting to see that depending on where in Switzerland you are, there is a mixture of German/French influence found within the region.
So this wraps up our excursion to the Bernese Oberland region! Overall a wonderful, relaxing experience.. Hope I have the chance to go back here again in the future 😀
Next up.. the city of Lucerne, Switzerland!