Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ziplining on the top of the Jungfrau

We took a 45 minute train ride to the top of this mountain

Jill on the zipline!
Swiss Flag

Nick on the zipline!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Typical Swiss Cuisine

Menu written entirely in German  ??

Alpen Noodles with Apple Sauce; noodles mixed with cheeses, potatoes, and onions.
Raclette; cheese is heated and melted, then scraped over potatoes, pickles, onions, tomatoes, etc

How to make mozzerella cheese..stir for 1+ hour
Desserts: Lots of colorful sorbets, creamy ice creams, fabulous pastries, and unsweetened whipped topping. 
Process of making the wafers that are always served with hot chocolate, coffee, and on top of sorbets/ice cream.
Meat Fondue & pommes frittes (french fries)
Macaroni and Cheese in Gruyeres
Cheese Fondue. YUM.
Rosti (similar to hashbrowns) & Bratwurst
These water taps are everywhere. On every street corner and in the middle of hiking up a mountain. It runs pure spring water. Great for filling up water bottles!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scariest Hike of my Life

View from the bottom of the hike. We walked across that red bridge and continued up.

Holding on tight!

Hiking in the waterfall

View of Meiringen from the top

One evening, Nick and I decided to take a quick hike that conveniently began in Meiringen. The hike was pretty much vertical the entire time. It was so steep, and there were cables we had to hold onto the entire time as the steps were so narrow.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summiting the Rothorn

View from halfway up; Lake Brientz and cows on the side of a steep mountain

Filling up the steam train halfway up 

Hiking in the clouds

Steep on both sides!

Took a steam train from Brientz to the top of the Rothorn. Gorgeous views of the lake, the cows grazing on the side of the steep mountains, and watching as the clouds moved in all around us.

Friday, August 3, 2012

A day in Lucerne, Switzerland

The old Chapel Bridge; A wooden bridge first built in the 14th century

Church of St. Leodegar
Gorgeous inside of the church

Carving of the Crying Lion; commemorates the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 in the French Revolution

Outdoor dining and shopping

Lucerne is such a pretty city with lots of people, swans, ducks, shopping, restaurants, architecture, and views of the mountains.  We walked around the old city district, and had the best walk along the lake to the imax theater and back.