Trummelbach is the place in Switzerland where you can watch a waterfall inside a mountain! 20 km from Interlaken, Switzerland, is 'Trummelbach' where you can watch the glacier waterfalls finding their way through the mountains before jumping out of the mountain heights as a waterfall. The Swiss have built a tunnel lift inside the mountain which carries you to the top where the glacier melts of Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau enter the mountain crevices. The well illuminated stairways with landings constructed at vantage points, enable the tourist to watch the path of the waterfall inside the mountain. The roar of 20,000 litres of water per second carrying boulder debris takes one close to raw nature.
3. Gemmi Pass : The classic trailLeukerbad - Gemmi pass - Daubensee - Schwarenbach - Spittelmatte - SunnbüelHiking duration~ 4 hoursThis mountain pass, located in the Valais region of Switzerland, lies about 2350 metres above sea level and connects Leukerbad to Kandersteg, both picture-perfect locations.Sherlock Holmes fans might remember this pass in association with the story 'The Final Problem', when the protagonists crossed it to eventually meet Professor Moriarty at the Riechenbach Falls.You will start your hike at Leukerbad, climb up the long and steep trail in the direction of the Gemmi Pass, from where you can enjoy the views of the DaubenSee. You can then go down to reach the Spittelmatte plateau and climb again to reach the Sunnbüel cable car station. If you like, you can proceed towards Kandersteg taking a cable car and then a bus to spend time at the enchanting Lake Oeschinen.How to get thereTake the train to Leuk and then get a bus to reach Leukerbad.ActivitiesLeukerbad is known for its thermal baths. So, you can certainly consider indulging in wellness if you visit this region. You also have the option to take a cable car from Leukerbad to Gemmi Pass or to DaubenSee.
Those of us familiar with the idea of "Himalayas" as the abode of "Shiva" would be pleasantly surprised when you reach "Top of Europe" Jungfrau. The head of a young woman, etched by nature on permanent snow at a height of nearly 4000 meters, bears a striking resemblance to Lord Shiva, with his tresses and the third eye. The Jungfrau (maiden/virgin in German) is the highest peak located in the Bernese Oberland region of Swiss Alps. Accessible by train, hotels/restaurants, an Ice Palace,an Observatory are some of the attractions at Jungfrau.
We first experienced the cogwheel ride when we visited Mount Pilatus, one of the many nearby mountains from Lucerne. To reach Pilatus Kulm, we bought tickets for the whole ‘Golden Round Trip’ at one place that made the process of getting the tickets and traveling easier. The cruise from Lake Luzern took us to Alpnachstad; from there we boarded the cogwheel train to reach Mount Pilatus. We came down by cable car to Kreins and by bus we reached Lucerne. Speaking of cogwheel, it is a kind of mountain railway meant to climb steep slope. Pilatus Bahn takes you past lush forest greenery into snow-clad mountains as it makes an ascent during half an hour-long nearly perpendicular journey that was little short of an adventure sport for me. The Bahn claims to ride its passengers at an inclination of 48 percent, making it the steepest cogwheel in the world. This is the technology we’re talking about of the year 1889 when it first opened and was steam operated! In India, one could ride the cogwheel train in Tamil Nadu on Nilgiri Mountain Railway, between Mettupalayama and Coonoor. It’s qualifies to be the UNESCO world heritage site.
Most of us have seen Schilthorn -in the Bond movie "On her majesty's secret service". Here is what it feels like to be there in real. Schilthorn is a 2970 meter high summit in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The panoramic views from this summit, of the Jungfrau, Thun, Black forest and Mont Blanc(in clear weather) makes this mountain a photographer's delight.
Day 4: Next day we went Harder Kulm, Interlaken . So this day we didn't dash away to board train.Had breakfast and left for Interlaken Harderbahn ,reached Harder Kulm by funicular .No where else has such an impressive view of Interlaken! and the perfect spot to scope everything out, we could even see our apartment from up there! there is a restaurant at the top of Harder Kulm ,where we enjoyed Pizza and Swiss delicacy Fondue(its quiet cheesy).After clicking all possible pictures in every angle we boarded train for Lauterbrunnen and then took train for Kleine Scheidegg.