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Obwalden

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  • Day230

    Sarnen, Switzerland

    December 29, 2017 in Switzerland

    After a delicious breakfast on Christmas day with my aunt, Whit and I took the train to Sarnen, a quaint little Swiss village, to unite with Whit's bestfriend Monica and her husband Rory who live in Luxembourg. We stayed at a beautiful Airbnb overlooking a frigid lake and snowcapped mountains. This Airbnb was so fancy that it housed an elevator and a sauna! We enjoyed a second Christmas with Monica and Rory, opening presents, drinking several bottles of wine, and getting weird. Our four days in the area included a day trip to Interlaken, hiking with a cheeky snowball fight, and snowboarding/sledding at a nearby ski field named Melchsee Frut. We spent our time at the house playing games, reading books, watching movies, and enjoying our time together.  At the recommendation of our Airbnb host, we had coffee and pastries at the Bürgenstock Resort on our way out of Sarnen. While the resort was way out of Whit and my price range, it had a lovely view overlooking Lucern and its surrounding lakes which we enjoyed.Read more

  • Day24

    Grimsel and Sussten Pass

    July 8, 2016 in Switzerland

    After a quick stop in Lucern, we took a drive up and down Grimsel and Sussten Passes to see the sights from 2500m.

    The beautiful scenery was well worth the drive and we saw many "crazy cyclists" peddling their way up and down the passes! Needless to say, those roads are NOT on my next cycle trail!

    Loads of bikers and sports cars up and down the passes too...

    At the top there is still quite a lot of snow and the little lake had what looked like miniature icebergs 😊 The view of the pass from the top was something else....

    Thanks Dani and Armando for your hospitality.

    Tomorrow we start bumbling through the Alps.
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  • Day26

    Murren Day 1

    May 31 in Switzerland

    Thanks to the incredibly efficient Swiss rail system we caught four trains, a cable car and cogwheel train and arrived in Murren. We walked out of the train station and both dropped our bags and were laughing hysterically as the views were so spectacular. We were bent over double laughing - people must have thought we were on drugs.
    Wandered up to our hotel to find we had a room on the edge of the mountain with a balcony. We sit out there (drink in hand) and look at the mountains and snow and clouds and wonder if life gets any better than this.Murren is such a lovely mountain village with no cars but plenty of cows.
    Decided to go for a hike (no one walks here - we only hike now) to Gimmelwald. Well I obviously read the hiking board wrong as I thought it was a 20 minute hike. It was not. It also was not a straight hike. It was down the mountain. Half way down there was a board giving some info on the area and the average gradient is 80%. Of course we were zigzagging to get down but it was bloody steep. Got all the way there and the only place to get a drink, the local bar, was shut for a wedding. All the houses have eskies out the front with their cheese for sale. Everyone has a couple of cows and they all have bells so it's all we could hear. That and the sound of me puffing.
    And what goes down must come up, but it will be incredibly unhappy on the way up. Made it alive and sat on our balcony having a drink and local cheese, watching the paragliders going past.
    We may never leave.
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  • Day14

    Camping Eienwäldli, Engelberg

    September 9, 2017 in Switzerland

    09.09.2017 - Nachdem das Wetter am Luganosee leider nicht mitgespielt hat, sind wir gegen 13:30 Uhr aufgebrochen in Richtung Engelberg. Vor dem Gotthardtunnel waren 20km Stau. Also sind wir über den Pass durch die Wolken und Regen gefahren. Unterwegs haben wir noch ein paar Schweizer Spezialitäten eingekauft. Gegen 19:00 Uhr kamen wir auf dem Campingplatz an.

  • Day4

    Pilatus Mountain

    June 8, 2017 in Switzerland

    SO NICE!

    Had a great day on top of Pilatus Mountain. We took the cable car up and followed a little trail to the highest point of the mountain. On our way to get there we met super nice people and one guy lent me his binoculars to see some mountain goats which were chilling just a ledge of the mountain.

    We saw some nice flowers and spent most of the time just hiking around and absorbing all the sunshine!

    Somehow I feel like I don't need to mention again how nice the view was .... :-D
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  • Day1

    Room with Mountain View

    June 5, 2017 in Switzerland

    Somewhen last year my mom told me about this place where she used to go with her Family when she was younger. Somehow I always kept her stories in mind and when I came back a few weeks ago I asked if shes still interessted to go! Of course she was and so we booked 3 nights in Sarnen close to Lucerne via Airbnb and ended up in this wonderfull apartment and stayed with there together with Helena who traveld quiet a bit in her life.

    The view was phenomenal and when we arrived after 5 hours of driving we decided to spend the evening walking around, enjoying the scenery of the mountains and the lake.
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  • Day2

    Take me above the Clouds, Mt. Titlis

    July 3, 2013 in Switzerland

    We ventured south in Switzerland to Mt. Titlis in Engelberg. At 10,000 feet, there was plenty to do on top of this Mountain. We went inside a glacier, took the suspension bridge over the Alps below, went sledding down the Alps and took a ski lift over the glaciers. The cost to get up to the top of the mountain was nearly $100 per person. Ouch! As we were heading up on the first gondola, fog began to roll in a light drizzle. Eventually, the clouds broke, and there were all the mountain peaks. It was quite a site to see. Would I go to Mt. Titlis again, no. It was a site to see and you could definitely spend a day up there but I felt I was missing the culture down below.
    Hippie Tips: Enjoy the river with a brew, I mean a view.
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  • Day2

    Auf dem Pilatus (Luzern, CH)

    March 17, 2017 in Switzerland

    Heute waren wir bei Kaiserwetter auf dem Pilatus, dem Aussichtsberg vor den Toren von Luzern. Man kann dort neben 8 Schweizer Seen die Viertausender (Mönch, Eiger, Jungfrau) des Berner Oberlandes sehen. Ein Traum!
    Anschließend dann zu Fuß von der Mittelstation bis runter nach Kriens.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kanton Obwalden, Obwalden, Obwald, Obvaldo, 옵발덴 주, Sursilvania

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