Switzerland

Eating Sandwiches on a Glacier – The Jungfrau, The Swiss Alps

The Top of Europe 2015, The Jungfrau Experience in The Swiss Alps and what an experience.  This is one way of experiencing the nearest thing to being a mountain climber that you can get, with out using a rope.  After three train journeys we reached the top, we then spent some time looking at the views through the large windows, then we ventured outside to really see the views.  Totally jaw dropping amazing, for me anyway, as I’m not very good with heights, but I soon overcame any fears, it was just so beautiful.  Next we explored inside the mountain.  I found some photos of how the tunnels were made, and you can also see the very last part of the tunnel dug into the mountain.  There is an ice cave, which I have posted about, and a display of the making of Swiss Chocolate.  Then making our way down some very long tunnels we came out on to the glacier……..we sat on deckchairs and had our sandwiches, with a coffee we bought from the Glacier Bar, it was perfect, it was liking being at the seaside, but instead of sand, snow.  We sat and enjoyed watching others enjoying all the snow activities and then made our way to the next train to leave the Top of Europe, a few photos to follow of the train trips down the mountain.

 

Climbing A Mountain The Easy Way, By Train – The Jungfrau, Switzerland

 

You travel on three trains to reach the Top of Europe, we caught the first train at Interlaken, Switzerland in 2015, and two more took us up to the top of the Jungfrau.  The last train travels through the interior of the mountain, and then if the cloud is clear, you enter another world.  Just a few photos of the trip up to the top, they are not as clear as I would like, as they were taken through the train windows.  The Top of Europe Experience will hopefully follow shortly.

To The Light

When we travelled on the train up inside the Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in 2015, they stop the train at a couple of places.  Everyone tumbles off and heads for the light, there are large windows that allow you an amazing view of the mountains.  More to follow.

Gazing At The Top Of Europe

In 2015 we went the Top of Europe , The Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in fact we went in 2016, but we don’t talk about that trip, as it was a white out, we didn’t see a thing.  In 2015 we did, the weather was perfect, I have posted a little about the trip, but not any main posts.  As I’m into my third week with the cold from hell, I want to blog about something that will cheer me up and make me feel ……sorry…Christmassy,  So for a few days, I will be re-visiting the top of the world again.  By the way, the photo is me, gazing out into wonderland.

2015

A Splash of Orange

 

In 2016 we were in Switzerland in October and pumpkins and gourds were for sale everywhere, they made a lovely splash of colour.  We arrive back home to the Fens in East England, just in time for Halloween and found some more pumpkins in Stamford Market, Lincolnshire, plus a few new friends 🙂

Lines Overhead

Sometimes things just get in the way, and sometimes you just have to look past them.  I took this photo just after we had left Basel Train Station in Switzerland, it was going in the trash, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked……not everything has to be perfect 🙂

October 2016

Childhood

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When we were staying in Interlaken, Switzerland, for our trip up the Jungfrau last year 2016, we went up another mountain, but I have yet to post about this trip.  The trip included a cruise on a lake before going up the mountain, it seemed more like a  ferry to me, as it stopped at all the small lakeside villages, which was lovely.  On the way back we were heading into a place called Bonigen, when I saw some smoke and then one of the most delightful scenes that I have seen for a long time……children playing at make believe, no computers here, just wonderful old fashion make believe…….I wanted to join them 🙂

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