Bernese Oberland is a region surrounding Switzerland’s capital, Bern. It is a large region, and in my personal opinion, contains some of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes. Although, I’ll admit, its hard to find parts of Switzerland that aren’t breathtaking.
As we were driving, we pulled over to find this valley.
Approaching Interlacken on the way from Luzern
One of my new favorite Swiss photos.
Loving the beauty of Bernese Oberland
It was a great warm-up view for us as we continued on through Interlacken, and into the Lauterbrunnen Valley to park our car. From there, we took a little train up to Wengen, where we planned to spend the night at 1400m.
Lauterbrunnen Valley and its waterfall
Wengen, like other car-free towns we stayed in…. Saas-Fee, Zermatt, and Murren, was peaceful without the roar of motors. A ten minute walk had us at Hotel Edelweiss. The little chalet was family run and we couldn’t have felt more welcome. A very pleasant gentleman personally walked us to our rooms to make sure all was okay.
Hotel Edelweiss in Wengen – we’d highly recommend it
After checking in, Mom ran into a lady whose job it was to prepare fresh bouquets for the hotel. She had gathered Edelweiss as well as some florals from her personal garden to prepare the tables for the evening dinner service and the next day’s breakfast. It’s all about the personal touch, isn’t it?
View from our balcony at Hotel Edelweiss
While relaxing on our terrace, Gabe & I did some quick research into what to do in Wengen. We found a few spots that were well recommended and then headed to meet Twin & Solid.
Checking out the view
Our second trip to Bernese Oberland. Last time was in the distant mountain, in Murren.
Twin and Solid on their first Bernese adventure
The first recommendation, Hotel Caprice, didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed beers and wine with this view in the background:
Drinks on the terrace at Hotel Caprice
After a few rounds, we headed to Hotel Bernerhof for some traditional Bernese fare. Gabe and I ordered raclette so that they could get a taste. Twin ordered veal sausage & rosti, another famous mountain dish. Solid went with spaghetti. The waiter was super hard working guy, running the entire place single-handedly. We really enjoyed our meal there.
We are convinced that the folks in Wengen are some of the nicest we’ve met.
Who couldn’t enjoy life with a view like this?
Dusk falls on Jungfrau
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