Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vacation to Switzerland-Schilthorn


We reached Interlaken, and after a light lunch we checked into our hotel at 2p.m and we were trying to plan our afternoon as the weather was not very favourable with the clouds hiding the sun... to go to Schilthorn...but the lady at the reception told us that we still may have time to catch the 3p.m train and a last minute decision and we were off!!!We just decided to take the chance hoping that the skies would clear...
The Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, above Murren.

 a beautiful view from the train to Murren.Mostof the shots are again from the moving train and yes we were able to lower the windows to get these shots:)
as the train took us higher and higher the views got  better...
a little sunshine...
can you spot that helicopter in the pic?



a long walk with the kids before we finally take the cable car up to Schilthorn...


The views from the cable car...
Between Birg and the summit, the cable car passes over Grauseeli, a small lake.



the snow clad mountains...

a little sunshine here and there...
We finally reach our destination Shilthorn...and the weather changes...

a guide to identification of the peaks...a view which spans from the Titlis, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, over the Bernese Alps and the Jura mountains up to the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Mont Blanc is also just visible.
a few shots and it gets cloudy and dark...and we even got the rains...we just pose for a family pic...
we were happy that at least we made it to the top and did not have time for the revolving restaurant, named Piz Gloria at the summit, which is where the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service was set. We just managed to get the last cable car which leaves at 6p.m in the nick to time...
As we got off the cable car...the rains stopped and skies cleared and we even had a little bit of sunshine and exprienced the freshness after the rains as we walked on to catch our train...





we get into the train and we start our journey downhill...

the cows in the meadow and the sound of the bell around their neck was nice...and after an awesome trip we were back at the hotel.

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51 comments:

  1. Than you for a wounderful trip to schweiz !
    Nice Photos!

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  2. such beautiful scenery and views; such a special holiday, especially for your young children too, thanks for sharing!

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  3. What fantastic scenery and photos you took of it. I'm so glad you got to go to the top of the mountain. It was worth it!

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  4. The views are just stunning. well done for making that train. The white capped mountains are my favourite kind of scenery.

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  5. Heavenly! Superb captures all!!

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  6. Lovely views, so great to see this!
    Have a nice day!

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  7. Magnificent scenery. A wonderful way to spend a few hours!

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  8. Wow! What a great looking place – can’t believe I never went to places like this when they were just next door rather than half a world away!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  9. Breathtaking and spectacular pics from the Alps. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Gosh---this is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen... I would absolutely LOVE to go there. Your photos are excellent. All I can say is WOW --what an incredible trip. Love the pictures of you and the family too... Looks like you are really enjoying your vacation. Thanks for sharing, Shantana.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Stunning series of shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Lovely photos Shantana. Such magnificent scenery, beautiful and dramatic! The sound of the cow's bells tinkling must have been lovely, I always think of it when I think of Switzerland. My brother went there on a school trip when we were little. I remember he brought back a Swiss doll in national costume for me. It has always seemed a magical place!

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  13. 'Post card' perfect shots, just love those lush shots!

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  14. That scenery is breathtaking. Really enjoying these pictures from your visit Shantana.

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  15. The scenery is gorgeous. You took some fantastic photographs.

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  16. my goodness, the alps are gorgeous! love the green meadows.

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  17. Beautiful photos of your holiday in Switzerland.
    Beautiful all those mountains in the sun and with the snow.
    It's fun that you'll need a response to my site had left.
    Tinie Bye

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  18. Wonderful photos. I love mountains and cable cars.

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  19. Wonderful photographs. Glad you made the last train out though.

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  20. Wow! Those mountains are absolutely gorgeous! What fantastic shots! You should enlarge a couple and frame them. That is spectacular scenery!

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  21. Love the green green colors in the meadows and the mountain shots...such lovely rural scenery, they do look like they could be framed on the wall!! Many of us will never see this place so it is nice that you shared it with us all.

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  22. Great photos and magnificent scenery.

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  23. Fabulous pics...enjoyed going through...i will definitely see rest of your posts and believe to enjoy..

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  24. wow, the scenery is just gorgeous. I loved this post and your photos. They reminded me of my trip to Switzerland. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  25. Thanks for posting all these stunning mountains! Also love the pic where the clouds crowd in on the mountains, as well as the last pic of the meadows.

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  26. Those hills are alive! What a gorgeous landscape!

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  27. Amazing landscapes. There can be no better place to please the eyes.

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  28. Beautiful journey Shantana....it's lovely that you showed the contrast between the top and the meadows at the bottom. Amazing place! Love the family portrait -- your kids look like good travelers!

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  29. What a wonderful trip thanks for sharing - Ihave not been to Switzerland - but I remember those gorgeous cows and their bells in Austria - Jane UK

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  30. Thank you very much for these photos, as i might not be able to see it in this lifetime. The snowcapped mountains are always very fascinating to me most especially because we don't have snow. The first time i saw it in Turkey and in Rome, i was really overwhelmed. Your trip is certainly a very wonderful one!

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  31. Magnificent views and scenery, just stunning! Amazing that you could have the windows down. Everything looks so beautiful.

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  32. Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good Wednesday. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  33. Oh my!! What an absolutely stunning series of images! I have always wanted to visit Switzerland. Thank you for sharing these. The scenery is so beautiful. I have only flown over the Swiss Alps and taken photos from the plane. What a wonderful experience!

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  34. Looks like a wonderful trip. It makes me want to escape to the mountains. And on a day that is forecast to reach 95F I could use some cool rain and mountain air.

    cheers,

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  35. Looks like a day packed with alot of fun. Thanks for taking us along :)

    Saun

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  36. Very wonderful place and experience. I love your family pictures. Lovely family

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  37. these are absolutely gorgeous....what a beautiful place!!

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  38. Some of the most beautiful scenery I've seen in awhile.. Never had an urge to travel to Europe. You may have changed my mind.

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  39. I love the vibrant colours! What a great place to spend a vacation!

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  40. Love the ragged mountain, snow-topped, peaks...but the one I really really like is seeing the clouds hanging through the crags of the mountains in the very first photo. Beautiful...all of them.

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  41. Stunning location and Scenary. The mood of the weather change makes for great images..... better for me to be sat here though and let you take the shots

    Great post

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  42. I love this kind of scenery -those mega mountains clothed in natural colors. Great shots..

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  43. Wonderful set of images and entertaining text along with them -- must have been a grand vacation.

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  46. This was a wonderful tour. I loved the clouds in the mountain tops.

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  47. How cold it looks! What a beautlful set of photos, though.
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  48. Beautiful series of photos. How fortunate for you to see many gorgeous views and to share them with us, thank you!

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