Zermatt and Matterhorn5 May 2015

Zermatt and Matterhorn

This was our last visit in Switzerland. And I have to say that just arriving to the village that leads you to the top of the mountain is a true adventure, by car and by train. Matterhorn (in German), Cervino (Italian) or Cervin (French) is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps, because its shape is like a pyramid and because it’s one of the highest (4.478 m). The peak is in the

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Interlaken, the city of lakes4 May 2015

Interlaken, the city of lakes

During our travel in Switzerland we stayed in a cabin in the outskirts of Interlaken. We chose this city as our particular basecamp for our excursions, because it’s moreless in the middle of the places we wanted to visit. The access by road to every route is always very good, and there’s also one of the main train stations of the country.

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Spiez Castle30 Apr 2015

Spiez Castle

After spending the morning at Blausee Lake we visited Spiez Castle. This is one of the most recognizable images of Thunersee Lake, besides Oberhofen. Both the castle and the Romanic chapel are built above a rocky peninsula with peak form which goes through the lake. It owes its name to this particular form, because Spitz means peak in German.

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Blausee, the blue lake29 Apr 2015

Blausee, the blue lake

The Blausee Lake (near Kandersted) is one of the most visited mountain lakes in Switzerland, because of the intense blue color of the underground water. Most of the rivers and lakes in Switzerland have green or grey coloured water, because it comes from the ice melting of the glaciers and it’s very mixed with the sediments. The legend says that this is a place where a beautiful broken hearted maiden with blue eyes died, and

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Murten, a medieval village28 Apr 2015

Murten, a medieval village

Before we went to Bern, we stopped at Murten. This is a little and nice medieval village on the shores of Murtensee Lake (Lac de Morat, in French). The walled old town is really well conserved. The touristic area comprehends only three streets and the lake, and also the circuit around the stone wall.

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