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Switzerland: Top of Europe

We often search for beauty far away and we close our eyes for the nature right around us and do not appreciate what the environment has to offer. But as I will spent this Summer in Switzerland my goal is to see more of my own country and also show you some of the best known and hidden gems in my home country.

I had the chance to join an amazing trip to Grindelwald and ‘The Top of Europe’. Not only couldn’t we have asked for better weather but the experience as a whole is just breath-taking and definitely a must see in Switzerland (if you haven’t already).

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GRINDELWALD FIRST
The train ride from Berne to Grindelwald is already a slight Vorgeschmack of what is going to expect you on the mountain. The beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz with their deep blue/green coloring let you forget every stressful moment from the hectic cities. Once arrived at Grindelwald it is only a short walk to the Grindelwald First cableway which brings you to First at 2168 metres altitude.

 

BACHALPSEE
From the First summit station a lovely trail brings you in about 50’ minutes walk to the Lake Bachalpsee. Along the way you are accompanied by stunningly scenic views of the Eiger , Mönch and Jungfrau. The blue gem ‘Bachalpsee’ is surrounded by moorland of national importance, in winter it is usually frozen, and even now in the summer time the back of the lake was partly covered with ice.

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“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” ~ Ammachi

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CLIFF WALK
When arriving back at the summit station of First you should not miss the Cliff walk. The rock walkway includes also a unique single-rope hanging bridge and a metal catwalk. From the view point you have a spectacular view on the Eiger in a lofty height. So nothing for the ones with fear of height 😛

 

MOUNTAIN LODGE
It’s called the place for the fans of the good things in life. In the First Mountain Lodge you can enjoy a delicious meal while having the stunning mountain world around you. They offer classic mountain food like ‘Älplermakronen’ but the vegan options is also super recommendable – Swiss Rösti with Veggies. And on the wide spaced terrace you can relax for hours and just dream away.

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FIRST MOUNTAIN CART
On the way down we had the amazing chance to be the first trying out the First Mountain Cart. The go-kart like vehicle was so funny to drive 🙂 Instead of going down the mountain with the cableway or walking this would be the thrills galore for you!

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photos by me and 7-9 from Andrea <3

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36 Comments

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    Elisabeth
    Sunday July 3rd, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    You are totally right! I come from Austria and mostly travel abroad but actually we have so many amazing places here! Therefore I plan a trip through Austria next summer, because I’m a bit ashamed that I know so little.

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! And your outfit suits the mountains so well xD Intention or coincidence? Now I’d like to travel to switzerland absolutely! (Haven’t been there yet but will one day definitely, unfortunately your country is so expensive :S)

    All the best!
    Elisabeth

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      michaelablog
      Monday July 4th, 2016 at 04:57 PM

      Ah thank you so much Elisabeth!
      It was not planned but I just wanted to wear something comfortable 🙂
      Yes I know Switzerland is super expensive 🙁

      All the best
      Michaela

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    Ev
    Sunday July 3rd, 2016 at 01:18 PM

    Amazing photos!
    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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      michaelablog
      Monday July 4th, 2016 at 04:39 PM

      Thank you 🙂

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    Violette
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 01:33 PM

    The landscape is amazing!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      michaelablog
      Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 11:13 PM

      Isn’t it?! Thank you so much 🙂

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    Cinzia Satta
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 04:32 PM

    What a wonderful place and photos! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!!
    Kisses
    Cinzia

    new post “the pyjama trend”
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    Tamara
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 06:20 PM

    I’m dreaming of a winter spent in Switzerland! These pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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      michaelablog
      Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Yes it’s beautiful in winter but also in summer worth a visit 🙂

      Best
      Michaela

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    Carolin
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 06:29 PM

    The pictures look absolutely breathtaking! Unfortunately I’ve never been to Switzerland even though I only live a 5 hour car ride away….I really need to go there soon 🙂

    What about following each other? 🙂

    http://nilooorac.com/
    Caro x

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      michaelablog
      Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 03:14 PM

      Yes you definitely should 🙂
      It is so nice!

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    Candace
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 07:25 PM

    I love traveling to areas that have amazing scenery like this and lots of exploring opportunities. Looks like you had so much fun.

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/floral-support/

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      michaelablog
      Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 03:14 PM

      It was a wonderful and refreshing experience 🙂

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    Tricia Willa
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 08:46 PM

    First and foremost, I want to thank you for dropping by my blog. You have a stunning blog overall – photos and content. Anyway, I have always wanted to visit Europe particularly Greece, Switzerland, and Iceland. My eyes are fixated to the beauty of Bachalpsee.

    – Tricia Willa | Eccentric Earthling

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      michaelablog
      Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 03:13 PM

      Such heartwarming words my dear! Thank you so much for these compliments <3

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    Sabush
    Wednesday July 6th, 2016 at 09:17 PM

    Wau you have nice blog and this article was awesome! Follow for follow each other blogs? 🙂 please write me on my blog and
    don’t take as advertising!:)

    • michaelablog
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      michaelablog
      Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 03:13 PM

      Thank you so kind 🙂
      Best
      Michaela

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    carolina
    Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    awesome pictures !! makes me want to go out and travel

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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      michaelablog
      Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 03:12 PM

      Thank you so much Carolina 🙂

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    Anna
    Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 04:41 PM

    Your blog is perfect. WOW

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      michaelablog
      Friday July 8th, 2016 at 12:01 PM

      Dear Anna,
      Thânk you so much for this sweet comment 🙂

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    Ashley
    Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 05:24 PM

    SO gorgeous! Glad the weather cooperated for you! 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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      michaelablog
      Friday July 8th, 2016 at 12:02 PM

      Thanks, yeah so true 😉

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    Leta
    Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 08:47 PM

    This is incredible! So much beauty in one post. I adore mountains and Switzerland just became a place I want to visit as soon as I can!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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      michaelablog
      Friday July 8th, 2016 at 12:02 PM

      Yes you definitely should it’s so lovely 🙂

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    Rosanna
    Friday July 8th, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Beautiful pictures, I’d love to visit!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

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    Lovelybratislva
    Friday July 8th, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Beautiful post !
    http://loveofbratislava.blogspot.sk/

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      michaelablog
      Sunday July 10th, 2016 at 10:56 PM

      Thanks!

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    Anouk
    Saturday July 9th, 2016 at 08:58 PM

    Stunning photos! I’m so happy that I have had the chance to have visited once too.

    LUXESSED

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      michaelablog
      Sunday July 10th, 2016 at 10:57 PM

      Oh you have?! Which route did you take?

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