Sunday, 3 July 2016
Murren Blumental Panoramic Walk
Ann had a great suggestion for today. Firstly, a train to Lauterbrunnen. From the terminus that is directly opposite the hotel and then along with other tourists we got off the train and took the cablecar that rises 690 m (2,263.8 ft). The cableway follows the line of the funicular that preceded it, and the remains of the funicular were visible at many points. Following a short walk the aerial cableway connects at Grütschalp station with a 4.2 km (2.6 mi) long narrow gauge electric railway, which rises 152 m (498.7 ft). Most of its length, the rail line commands a view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau across the depths of the Lauterbrunnen valley. The railway is single-track, with a passing loop at Wintered station, and runs to a terminus at Mirren station. The weather was wonderful and the Blumenthal Panorama spectacular. Ann and I only just made dinner having been tempted to stay longer in the meadow. The walk down was very steep and tough on the knees but we did make supper!