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Berner Oberland, Switzerland

leaving Liechtenstein, heading west into Switzerland...
leaving Liechtenstein, heading west into Switzerland...
...we pass the Walensee
...we pass the Walensee
now heading south, we stop in the old town of Glarus
now heading south, we stop in the old town of Glarus
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136066140.2O3Opqut.jpg heading south again
heading south again
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136066144.TtX7T3WI.jpg and now you know where all that cheese comes from!
and now you know where all that cheese comes from!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136066147.Eo0VlHwF.jpg climbing up the valleys, with company
climbing up the valleys, with company
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a roadside stop for rest and views, and a handful of wildflowers
a roadside stop for rest and views, and a handful of wildflowers
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136066159.pYAAlROC.jpg others appreciate them also
others appreciate them also
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067036.fwQxA4p1.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067038.tTq1Rytk.jpg water flowing down all the valleys
water flowing down all the valleys
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067045.ZQUTDH4N.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067046.ic3GTnXF.jpg many hidden villages...
many hidden villages...
...way at the bottom of valleys
...way at the bottom of valleys
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another rest stop...
...from the snaking roads
...from the snaking roads
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067070.QwQg1WCr.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067072.yFUm49qO.jpg at last we arrive in Lauterbrunnen, in the Bernese Highlands
at last we arrive in Lauterbrunnen, in the Bernese Highlands
it's in a tight valley, with 70 waterfalls
it's in a tight valley, with 70 waterfalls
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up above, the Jungfrau and other mountains keep watch thru the clouds
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night falls late in the valley
night falls late in the valley
the next morning, a cog train up toward the peaks
the next morning, a cog train up toward the peaks
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067232.1gQuUoAh.jpg cows everywhere in the meadow grasses
cows everywhere in the meadow grasses
at Kleine Scheidegg, the mountains are only occasionally visible
at Kleine Scheidegg, the mountains are only occasionally visible
Eiger is almost hidden by mist
Eiger is almost hidden by mist
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067236.Fzd8dLW6.jpg and it rains for a while
and it rains for a while
taking a different route down via Grindelwald, Eiger comes into view
taking a different route down via Grindelwald, Eiger comes into view
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067244.LEFqrS2m.jpg down in Lauterbrunnen again, to do laundry and browse the architecture
down in Lauterbrunnen again, to do laundry and browse the architecture
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067250.AM5BL7cR.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067251.83ZW4x3L.jpg the next day, with overcast skies, we head toward Interlaken and the Brienzer See
the next day, with overcast skies, we head toward Interlaken and the Brienzer See
mist hangs over the lake
mist hangs over the lake
an old part of the town of Brienz
an old part of the town of Brienz
wrapping around toward Giessbach
wrapping around toward Giessbach
we follow the narrow, twisting road above the lake
we follow the narrow, twisting road above the lake
...to the famous falls at the Geissbach resort
...to the famous falls at the Geissbach resort
at the hotel, a 19th century gem
at the hotel, a 19th century gem
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walking the road up from the hotel
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067267.70GowUKg.jpg back in the car, rounding the lake and looking toward Interlaken
back in the car, rounding the lake and looking toward Interlaken
back up in Lauterbrunnen
back up in Lauterbrunnen
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136067272.jL7L3IX8.jpg dinner at the Silver-Horn restaurant!
dinner at the Silver-Horn restaurant!
an evening stroll back to our hotel
an evening stroll back to our hotel
panorama: above the Linth river
panorama: above the Linth river
panorama: in the Urne Alps
panorama: in the Urne Alps
panorama: Kleine Scheidegg
panorama: Kleine Scheidegg