Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps

We found the perfect hotel for our stay in Grindelwald a short distance from the downtown area.  Grindelwald is a Swiss village and the setting for mountain climbers and glacier walkers to visit the Jungfrau and the Eiger, two of the larger Alpine mountains.

This view is from our balcony but it gets even better. This breathing taking view stole the show.

The motel was called Cabana which sounds to me as if it should be a tropical setting and not this glorious Alpine village. This looks like a painting to me,  but it is the real thing.

The hotel offered an excellent breakfast as part of the cost and a room that was comfy and also had WiFi for someone like me that gets the DTs when I’m away from the computer too long. Notice it also had a coffee maker which was a first for us on this trip.

As evening approached the foothills took on  a new aura as the pin-pricks of light dotted the village looking like a host of fireflies.  And the stars were amazing.

Outside the hotel were beds of flowers and one in particular caught our interest since it’s one we rarely see in the U.S.  This is the beautiful and well-known flower made famous in a song from Sound of Music and found high in the Alps.  Edelweiss.

The next day we visited Lauterbrunnen with waterfalls and three cable cars   that took us to the top of the Shilthorn, an Alpine mountain above the clouds. Those photos tomorrow.


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  1. A J Hawke September 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Great pictures! So beautiful and peaceful. I miss the mountains as I now live in the Dallas area. Cannot even find a hill around here.

    Hope you all enjoy the rest of your trip and I will looking for more great pictures.

  2. Gail Gaymer Martin September 15, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Hi and thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment. I’m sure finding mountains and hills in Texas isn’t easy. : D You’ll get your fill in the Alps and many other places in Europe. We love it there. Keep checking. I recently put up the photos to Zermat – the Matterhorn.

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