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Picturesque Switzerland by Ivaylo Yordanov
For the different people,
Switzerland is associated with different things and attracts with hundreds
of museums and splendid cultural life. However, is it not actually its
nature that is most worth seeing?
|Although a pretty small
country, Switzerland is a very famous one. The strange thing is that for
the different people, Switzerland is famous with different things. When
it comes to this country, some of us think of the wide variety of world-known
cheeses it makes. Others think of the unbreakable watches made there or
the popular Swiss banks. But for myself, I have found another great side
of the country its gorgeous nature. That is why, as a nature-lover, I will
try to present here the most beautiful places you can visit for a walk
For those of you who want
to explore on foot and are not afraid of walking a bit more, here are some
perfect places for doing so. A place that offers great views is Mount Santis
at 2 502 meters above the sea level. It is perhaps the most impressive
mount in the Alps and you can start your hike from the Wasserrauen village
nearby. To Wasserrauen can get by train from another village - Appenzell.
From Wasserrauen you can cross the 8,9 kilometer distance to Schwagalp,
which is around 5 hours walk. From the Schwagalp village by cable car you
will get to the platform, from where you can see the mount itself.
Another pretty famous walk is called The Great Watershed (Grosse Scheidegg).
It is located in the Jungfrau region (central Switzerland) and can offer
breathtaking views of glaciers and mountains
You can also see the massive
rocks of the Wetterhorn. You can begin walking from the Meiringen village
and finish in the Grindelwald resort, 21 kilometers farther. And there
are also bust stops along the road.
|Another hiking path is the
Burgenstock Felsenweg, located in the area of Lake Lucerne. The landscape
there will probably leave you breathless as it is one of the greatest in
Switzerland. You can start from the Burgenstock resort and finish in Ennetburgen.
The distance is around 7 kilometers and passes through gorgeous views of
Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne.
I would also suggest visiting
the lakes in the Upper Engadine. They are four in total and are located
1 771 meters above the sea level, but the hiking path is not steep at all.
The distance is 14 kilometers and offers views of lakes and mountain ranges.
You can begin from Maloja,
pass through the gorgeous village Segl-Maria and finish on the banks of
the lake in the Silvaplana resort (around 3 hours).
And finally I will just mention
the most famous and beautiful drives. Perhaps the most popular is the road
above the Great St. Bernard Pass, beginning from Zurich or Basel and ending
in Italy. The road over the Furka Pass offers some amazing views of the
St. Gotthard Pass Road and
the road over the Bernina Pass are also marvelous and popular but especially
the last one can be dangerous if the winding road is icy. While the above
mentioned may be surrounded by some bridges, the Simplon Pass Road fully
uncovers the unspoilt beauty of the mountainous landscape. There are many
other places one can write about, but the most important thing is that
if you want to get away from the big city traffic, you should try discovering
the nature beauty of Switzerland.
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HOTELS IN GRINDELWALD, SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND
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Swiss Q Hotel Grindelwald
Enjoy the relaxing ambience
and comfortable accommodation at the Belvedere Swiss Q Hotel, where your
holiday at Grindelwald becomes an unforgettable one. Located in the
centre of Grindelwald, the Belvedere Swiss Q Hotel is situated close to
the Grindelwald Train Station. The hotel has sensational views of the famous
Eiger and neighbouring mountains. Guests are provided with beautifully
furnished rooms that are facilitated with modern amenities and offer a
quiet ambience to ensure you a pleasant stay. Healthy appetites are
superbly catered at the onsite restaurant that serves delicious dishes
for you to enjoy. The recreational facilities at the hotel include
an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and much more.
Located on the sunny side
of the Grindelwald Valley, the Lauberhorn hotel offers views of the impressive
mountain scenery with the North Face of the Eiger. Hiking paths and ski
piste pass right by the hotel and the hotel offers many services for mountain
bikers (free daily laundry of biking dress, bike washing area, bike workshop,
guided biking tours, lockable bike storage room). There is a media centre
with a TV and an internet corner. Wireless internet is available free of
charge in the entire hotel. A Finnish sauna is at your disposal as well
in the Hotel Lauberhorn amid the Jungfrau ski region and is subject to
a fee. In the bar you can enjoy daily homemade soup, salad, cheese-bread,
pizza, spaghetti and other snacks.
and Post Grindelwald
The Bernese Oberland offers
12 months of magnificent landscapes, breathtaking nature wonders, remarkable
culture and warm hospitality. You can choose between many different sports
and activities, or simply relax your body and mind. Grindelwald rests amidst
mountains and sunny meadows. Come and marvel at the majestic world of alpine
peaks, endless meadows and romantic mountain lakes. Savour the clean fresh
mountain air, the dense mysterious forest, and fascinating play of colour
and shadows on the rockfaces. At its very heart is the Hotel Kreuz &
Post, with its unsurpassed atmosphere, authenticity and quality.
Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald
The Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof,
Swiss Alp Resort & Spa, in the glorious heart of Switzerland. Imagine
sitting in the sunshine enjoying a hot cup of Schweizerhof Coffee with
the sun piled high all around you, marvelling at the breathtaking Eiger,
Mönch and Jungfrau panorama. The Schweizerhof lies at the foot
of majestic mountain peaks, midst in a walking arena that is truly irresistible.
With its beautiful, tastefully furnished rooms, apartments and luxury suites,
your stay at one of Switzerland’s most hospitable hotels will be a very
special delight. Your hosts Anneliese & Otto Hauser-Seger, who have
been at the helm of the Schweizerhof for more than thirty years, personally
uphold the superb symbiosis of tradition and modern lifestyle.
The Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
is in a quiet yet central location. The views of the North face of the
Eiger are out-standing. There is a lot of wood inside to create a cosy
atmosphere. You will be served delicious meals in the bright half-board
restaurant or the cosy Adlerstube (à-la-carte). The hotel has Superior
rooms (south, with balcony) and Stand-ard rooms (north). The newly introduced
Junior Suites and Suites offer even more space and luxury. The lobby and
bar are where you go to socialise. You can spend some relaxing hours in
the indoor pool, steam bath and spa centre. Active guests will enjoy the