Eurotrip Part 3: Switzerland & Germany

4th Jun 2016
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Day 5

The next morning, we went to Mt. Titlis near Engelberg, perhaps the most beautiful, place in Switzerland. Everything seemed perfect about the valley. We had huge mountains, colourful houses around us, streams and rivers flowing by. You couldn't have asked for anything more, well, except better weather. It was raining when we got there, because of which many rides at Mt. Titlis were closed as well.

You can reach Mt. Titlis through a cableway from Engelberg. It is famous for having the world's first rotating cable car. However, it's main claim to fame lies in the fact that parts of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge were shot here. There's a standee of SRK and Kajol over here as well, much to the delight of Bollywood fans.

Titlis Cliff Way

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Once, you're at the top, there are many attractions to visit. You can admire the majestic and breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. You can ski, you can shop, you can see ice sculptures, or walk across Europe's highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk.

When you're back from the top, you can find a souvenir shops etc. There's also an Indian restaurant here, run by a Punjabi family. Do try Vada Pav and Pav Bhaji from here. You'll be left craving for more.

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Lake Titisee

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From there on, we made our way to Lake Titisee in the blackforest region of Germany. Interestingly, this is where the blackforest flavour originated. You can have delicious blackforest pastries here for as low as 2 euros. Apart from lip-smackingly amazing views, the place is also famous for shops selling cuckoo clocks, and other antique items. 

Rhine Falls

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Coming back from the lake, we stopped at the Rhine Falls near the Switzerland- Germany border. The height is not much, nevertheless, the water falls ferociously onto the river. Some huge rocks in between make for interesting splashes and patterns in the water. This is one place that will have you bitten by the photo bug surely.