Today is our last last day in Lauterbrunnen and early tomorrow, we’ll be taking the train through Interlaken to Basel to take the TGV on to Paris and the flooding Seine River. We’ll miss our little B&B. It’s been a hotel or B&B since 1890 and we’ve stayed here every time we’ve stayed in Lauterbrunnen.
We’re fortunate that it has refrained from any precipitation so far. On Sunday, there are a lot of people out riding mountain bikes and aside from restaurants, one of the few shops open is the sporting goods store where you can rent bikes.
Across from the Bahnhof is the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen -Murren , back in operation today. Yesterday it wasn’t running (“technical problem” -translation, it’s broken). It operates the cable car lift from Lauterbrunnen up to Murren. We took this trip in 2012, then went a bit further up to Allmendhubel.
While walking through the village, we saw five paragliders off in the distance. There are a number of companies who organize this activity. I’m sure it’s awesome; I just don’t fancy jumping off the side of a mountain with a stretch of fabric to hold me up.
We took a hike out over the Weiss Lütschine river that runs thru Lauterbrunnen, past the Talmuseum (museum about the valley)
and on in the direction of the Trummelbach Falls (really worth the visit). We discovered another camping ground we didn’t know about, which seemed relatively full.
As I mentioned before, many of the homes have the date they were built as part of the decoration on the front of the house, and sometimes with the family name. During our walk, we saw one dated 1823, another 1800.
More photos on Flickr.