Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vacation to Switzerland-Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm (1322m) is a small peak above Interlaken. From there to the south there is a wonderful view to the famous Berner Oberland summits: Eiger 3970m, Mönch 4107m, Jungfrau 4158m,Interlaken and the lakes Thun and Brienz..

In 1908 the Harderbahn funicular was built to facilitate the access to the Harder Kulm. The Harderbahn was completely renovated in 2008.It takes just eight minutes to travel by funicular from Interlaken to the Harder Kulm, Interlaken’s home mountain, where the restaurant, at 1322 metres above sea level, is reminiscent of a small castle.

Our last day at Interlaken last August and we wake up to a sunny morning and are happy for once after everyday being a cloudy morning...

not for very long...it starts to drizzle and we are disappointed and after a while the rain stops...
and we see the rainbow:)
a ray of hope and then the sun shines and we grab a quick breakfast and pack some for the kids and we are off to check out Harder Kulm.
a very steep climb...
The line describes a big curve with one tunnel.
a view of Interlaken as we climb higher...
a shot inside the tunnel...
we are fnally there!!!
a 5min walk up and a view to behold!!!
the resturant is reminiscent of a small castle...Hiya sleeps on in her pram... 
I just loved the flowers blooming here...

Lake Beinz at a distance...


A closer view of Lake Beinz...









Lake Thun at a distance...and a closer view below...





a view of Interlaken..and in the background a view of Eiger 3970m, Mönch 4107m, Jungfrau 4158m (we tried figuring out which one was which..lol)



Diya poses with Arun..Hiya still asleep in her pram:)
The clouds arrive...(this happened throughout our stay in Switzerland:))


and after a while it started to drizzle...







we pack up and get ready to leave for Interlaken the way we came...







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68 comments:

  1. Fantastic beautiful nature pictures you show. Wishing you a good Tuesday. Hanne Bente

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  2. Lovely pictures. Switzerland looks as beautiful as it was 20 years ago!

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  3. Beautiful place. The landscape is just amazing.

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  4. Great pictures - you can’t have mountains with some rain and clouds!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  5. Spectacular photos! I, too, was in Switzerland and climbed up mountains in a tram that took us high above the clouds. You bring back fond memories of that visit.

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  6. Wonderful sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Love the view! I bet it was even more breathtaking being there.

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  8. Switzerland is such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

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  9. Looks like amazing vacatition. Great shots. Have a nice day.

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  10. Gorgeous, Shantana... What a fabulous vacation you had! IF I EVER get over there (I told hubby that I had a new place where we can go sometime), I would want to see all of the things you all saw. So it was August? I have REALLY enjoyed your photos... Sounds like you all had a fabulous time and your pictures are AWESOME... What is your next vacation this summer?

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy
    P.S. Glad to catch up with you on FB also.

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  11. Incredible photos - you're making me want to visit Switzerland!

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  12. Heavenly!
    Magnificent captures!!

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  13. Thank you for taking us with you on your journey. That rainbow has to be the most spectacular one I have ever seen. I'm used to seeing them with the sky as background but to have the mountains behind it was terrific.

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  14. I've enjoyed all of your photos from Switzerland, but seeing the mountains in the sunshine is a nice treat. I have to tell you that you've inspired Betsy to want to visit Switzerland.

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  15. Fantastic picture from Switzerland again! It was 30 years ago I was there...must see it once again after your pictures..Interlaken, Grindewald Wengen.... Thank you for sharing!

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  16. The scenery is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your vacation shots.

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  17. the rainbow is special! the blue skies and blue-green mountains are gorgeous.

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  18. More wonderful shots! What a gorgeous place Switzerland is.

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  19. Such fantastic views!! Really enjoyed going through your Swiss vistas.

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  20. Gorgeous country! The mountains are spectacular!

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  21. Beautiful vacation in Switzerland.

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  22. A great post, - lovely colours in this scenery!

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  23. Great photos and beautiful scenery.

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  24. Gorgeous views from the mountains -- at least you had a little sunshine and a rainbow before you left. :)

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  25. The countryside looks very much like Coastal BC. - Margy

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  26. Again, thank you for the tour Switzerland through your eyes! They are very beautiful and informative.

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  27. such gorgeous images...i love it too when clouds pass by. there's tons of that at kodaikanal :)

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  28. Calling by as a participant in Our World Tuesday, an interesting composition of goldfish. Thankyou for your interest in my entry, hope you will call by again. By the way The Eiger is the one on the left!

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  29. I rode this funiculare in Italy, its fun!

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  30. Beautiful photos. Great scenery, a fantastic place.
    Saludos.

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  31. Unusual photographs, fantastic views. I am greeting

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  32. It looks like an amazing day to me! (Both the weather and the experience.)

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  33. Your pictures are always breathtaking...I love the vivid, clear images along with the beauty of the landscaping.

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  34. Hello Shantana,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your pictures are truly amazing, Switzerland is one of the countries that I'd love to visit the most. You are very fortunate to see it with your own eyes and take all these wonderful pictures. I'm following you back.
    Hugs,
    Laura :0)

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  35. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us ... your photos are wonderful. Actually, your blog is wonderful ... so many incredible photos and trips. I'm following you and have added you to my blog roll ... I'm going to live vicariously through you! :-)

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  36. it is wonderful to see the places you went to...the colors on the first shot are amazing and the rainblow ones are really unusual...I never will travel so your blog is really great for me to see the world through your lens. thanks for blogging your trip.

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  37. I am really happy that I found your photos !
    Those landscapes are so amazing and also that you are there with your small daughters ! You are really brave !
    My daughter and her two children, our grandchildren ( 16 and 13 ) are going next Sunday to Austria`s mountains to hike.
    Warm greetings to you and your family!

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  38. What a great adventure, and such beautiful photos!

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  39. Phantastische Bilder....Danke fürs zeigen.
    Lg Mummel

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  40. Beautiful photos. Stunning colours.

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  41. fantastic pics! the rainbow in the mountains is amazing! thanks for sharing with *ein stück himmel* :)

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  42. it would be so nice, if you give me a backlink, that others can also find us! thanks ♥

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  43. Beautiful photos from your trip. I love the lakes and mountains. So Pretty. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

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  44. Oh my gush this place is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

    Kim,USA

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  45. Wow!Beautiful scenery from peak.

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  46. Fantastic views indeed. It must be an unforgettable vacation!
    Thanks for visiting :)

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  47. fantastic images...what a place!

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  48. WOW, such beautiful photos - what a memorable vacation.
    thanks for leaving a comment on my Skywatch Friday post.

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  49. These photos are a beautiful study of light and life. Very beautiful!

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  50. Stunning Swiss beauty indeed! I'm mesmerized by the photographs :)

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  51. I haven't been to Switzerland in several years now and your photos make me want to go back! Love the Swiss Alps in the summer!

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  52. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photo's. Enjoy your weekend!

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  53. fabulous photos from a beautiful part of the world

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  54. We do have similar train over here in Penang.

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  55. Stunning!! Thanks for taking us along.

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  56. These pics of your vacation are so awesome -one can hardly top this -what will you do afterward?? My son has a flat mate who comes from Switzerland, so I'm excited her gets to see these sites:)

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  57. Great shots. What a beautiful place to visit.

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  58. Such a beautiful place, Shantana! Thank you for sharing your photos.

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  59. I think I should stop looking at your pics from Switzerland... I'm jealous of those beautiful place you have seen and my willingness to go there increases with each photo.
    So so beautiful! I hope you enjoyed it as much as possible!

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