Interlaken, Part 1


My daughter and I decided to go to take a short holiday in the area of Interlaken
The town of Interlaken is a resort town in the mountainous Bernese Oberland
of central Switzerland.
It's built on a narrow stretch of valley between the turquoise-coloured waters
of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
This is the view we had from our hotel rooms.
In the background we can glimpse the Lake Brienz.

When we arrived late morning, we left our cases at the hotel
and took the funicular up to a place called Harder Kulm.

Just coming out of the funicular with the lake in the background.

We walked a little way up to the restaurant and enjoyed a typical
macaroni and potato dish in a cream sauce served with crispy onions and  apple purée with
a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.
This dish is called Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni)
Very delicious with a glass of blond beer.

After lunch, we walked in a woodland area
before taking the funicular down again.

The carved statues (famous in this part of Switzerland) were full of character
and so well made. This one overlooks the Brienz Lake.

The amazing view from the highest point with the Aare River running
into the Thun Lake below.

How about this fellow blowing the Alpenhorn?

The weather was mixed with sunshine and clouds, but we can still
notice the lovely turquoise hue to the lakes.

I think these two are my favourite sculptures.

My daughter liked them too!

We walked back down the hill to catch the funicular down to the valley.

We walked back to the hotel for a little rest and a refreshing shower
before having our dinner in the hotel restaurant.
The view from our hotel and the mountain with snow is called the Jungfrau.
The Jungfrau, at 4.158 meters, is one of the main summits
of the Bernese Alps, located between the northern canton of Bern
and the southern canton of Valais.

This is the first part of our stay in Interlaken.
I'll be adding more photos at the weekend to show the town of Thun.

The view from the hotel restaurant at dinner time.

I'll be showing more lake photos, but I just wanted to end up with this view
on Lake Brienz which I also used for my blog header.
The water really is that colour!


  1. Looks like a wonderful place to stay. Such beautiful views. The colour of the water is amazing.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. It really is a lovely place to stay. Thanks, Sarn.

  2. How beautiful you and your daughter are, such as that place. Enjoy everything and above all this days together.
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos,

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Miriam. We stayed in such a beautiful area together! I'll soon be putting up more photos of our steam-train ride into the mountains!

  3. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures of your trip. What beautiful places you are visiting, making wonderful memories. The picture of the water at Lake Brienz is absolutely stunning.

    1. Thank you, Christine. Yes, it was a beautiful area to visit. The turquoise lake is so beautiful. I will be continuing to put up some more pictures this coming weekend. It is lovely for me to look back on them as well as enjoy them in person!

  4. Beautiful pictures Sandra. Thank-You for sharing your trip with us all.

    1. It's an area full of natural beauty, Mary, and there's so much to see and enjoy!

  5. That couple sculptures are fun. What do you suppose they're singing? Lake Brienz looks so calming - I think I can stare at for awhile.

    Have a lovely day.

    1. I love those carved statues too. There are many different ones! I think the singers might be doing a spot of yodeling in this mountainous area! Yes, Lake Brienz is very beautiful indeed. Thanks, Lissa.

  6. Such a beautiful place to visit with your daughter. I love the statues. They make me smile!

    1. It is a lovely place to visit, Cathy, and the statues were great fun!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that you are able to get out and enjoy your beautiful country and without a mask. So nice to see your pretty smile :)

    1. Thanks, Connie. We still need to wear masks inside all shops and in all public transport!

  8. I thoroughly enjoyed your post today, Sandra and it brought back such nice memories for me. I haven't been to Interlaken myself, but my parents went in 1968 and came back with the most beautiful photos of the area. They framed a couple of them and were a mainstay in their home for many years :)

    The little carvings are so charming and the views are breathtaking. Love the one of you with that amazing water in the background--the color looks like something out of a fantasy movie! I sure hope to visit in person some day. Enjoy this last bit of July--I look forward to Part 2!

    1. So lovely to get you kind comments here, Carol. I'm just about to put up Part 2 of our lovely stay in Interlaken!