Simmental

“Simmental” is the German name for the Simmen valley, which leads the river Simmen from Zweisimmen down to lake Thun near Spiez. The “lower Simmen valley” is the name given to the flatter area next to the lake, where the valley broadens at Wimmis.

Simmental by Moonlight

It was a bitingy cold, clear, starry evening yesterday, so we headed up to the road from Boltigen to the Jaun Pass, slipping and scrabbling over the snowy road to get an elevated view over the moonlit valley below.

Simmental by Moonlight

Niesen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

The Niesen is a mountain, located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, overlooking the lake of Thun and is often called the Swiss Pyramid. The summit of the mountain (2362 meters) can be reached easily with a funicular from Mülenen (near Reichenbach). The construction of the Niesenbahn funicular was completed in 1910. Alongside the path of the…

Niesen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland