brienzer rothorn

Firsts of August

1st August is Switzerland’s Bundestag (or federal day), so Jo and I usually take advantage of the day off work to celebrate our adopted home. Here are some photographic mementoes of the day trips we’ve made.

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Thunersee and Brienzersee – Pure Switzerland

The region I’ve been calling home for sixteen years.

Schongütsch, Switzerland

Instead of heading up from the top train station along the tourist track to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn, turn left instead and follow the clear footpath to Schongütsch. The views are just as spectacular, but the experience is a little less “touristy”.

Brienzer Rothorn, Switzerland

The Brienzer Rothorn is the tallest mountain on the northern side of Lake Brienz. The peak is accessible – in summer and autumn only – by a cable car from Sörenberg and by an open-sided, oil-powered steam railway from Brienz. The view across to the larger peaks of the Jungfrau Region and down to the lake are… (Read More)

Sörenberg, Switzerland

The lesser-known northern flank of the Brienzer Rothorn, sloping sharply down to the skiing village of Sörenberg.

Twin, Peak

Jo on one of the peaks of the Brienzer Rothorn.