Sunday in the Oberland

Of course it was raining at just past seven A.M.  That’s a given.  Last year: Heat and sunshine.  This year: Rain, clouds, and cold.  But those are the mountains, and if you are depending on a type of weather, better stay at home.

Hikes suitable for days like today are possible.

So today we took the funicular to Grutschalp from Muerren and then the cable car (Luftseilbahn) from Grutschalp to Lauterbrunnen and then the train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg.

From Kleine Scheidegg we walked to Mannlichen.  That was a walk we’d done 17 years ago when the children were small.  This time we headed down from  Mannlichen, by foot, to Grund.  Through a light rain, within many pastures with cows nose to nose, and a picnic in a shelter in view of Grindelwald and the north face of Eiger.

At Grund we took the Gondelbahn (gondola) back up to Mannlichen and then the Luftseilbahn from there to Wengen.  And then retraced our steps to Muerren.

On the funicular from Grutschalp to Muerren we sat in front next to the conductor and I had a conversation in Swiss-German with him about para-gliders.

Tonight it’s kalbswurst and rosti and sauerkraut and then: World Cup!

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