After our visit to Thun Castle, Thun, Switzerland in September 2018, we drove around the other side of Lake Thun/Thunersee to Faulensee and found a wonderful fish restaurant. The restaurant was busy, but they found us a table overlooking the lake where we sat and watched the ferries making their way around the lake. The meals were delicious and as always we had eaten half of our meals before I remembered to take photos……this happened throughout the holiday, which is shame because we did have some very nice meals. Once finished, we then decided to make our way back to Interlaken and drive into the mountains as far as you can. Once we could go no further, we then came back to Interlaken and then drove around Lake Brienz/Brienzersee. This was our last day in Switzerland and the following morning we had a long trip to our next stop in Italy…….to follow. So this post is really a postcard of our afternoon trip around the two beautiful lakes.
The above photos were taken from the car window, as we make our way through Thun and on to Faulensee. The next photos are where we had our wonderful fish lunch. I forgot to mention, we also stopped to have a look at another mountain railway that leaves from Wilderswil and climbs up to Schynige Platte, which is a small mountain ridge. We were too late to make the trip, but we watched the trains returning with happy tourists filling the carriages.
We drove through Brienz …… a little history ….Brienz is a village on the northeast shore of Lake Brienz, in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region. The village’s 18th-century wooden chalets and the sculptures dotted throughout the village are testimonials to a woodcarving tradition. North, a steam train runs up Brienzer Rothorn Mountain, with views of the lake and surrounding Alps….. On our last visit of 2016 we did the Rothorn Mountain Train Trip, in cloud most of the way, but was still quite an adventure. We then made our way back to Interlaken and start packing for the next country we were visiting, Italy. Although the next post will be a short one on our hotel in Interlaken.