Thursday, June 18, 2015

A trip to Switzerland - Day Five

Day Five:

We woke up bright and early. As we had the 9 O'clock travel pass, the schedule I had made up called for us to be at the Rumlang station by about nine am, to get the 9:09 train to Zurich Hbf.

At the lobby, we had a great breakfast buffet waiting for us. Based on comments I read on the site, the breakfast was not up to expectations for folks expecting a hot breakfast spread but for us vegetarians, it was the best we could hope to get :-). We had bread (choice of butter, margarine, jam, chocolate spread, etc to top it with), croissants, muessli, fresh fruits, a wide variety of hot and cold beverages. In other words, we were very full when we got up!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A trip to Switzerland - Day Four

Today was the day we had to check out of the Hotel and so we had already made up our mind on what we were doing regardless of the weather - heading to Oberwald - and therefore the fact that the sun was out did not really affect our decision. Upon further investigation (i.e., stepping outside of the room), I noticed that though the sun had come out, the top of the mountains were still covered so it might not be a good idea to change plans now.
Train climbs from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen

Dining room at Valley Hostel, Lauterbrunnen

View from our bedroom window

We quickly got ready and checked out. My plan was to leave on the 8:03 train to Interlaken Ost so we could be at Meiringen in time for the 9:25 am Post Bus to Oberwald. Upon checking out, we were told where to keep our luggage in storage for pick up when we returned from Oberwald.

Spot the little cottage in the mountain
Travelling along the Lutschine