November 08, 2009
Mürren - Take Two
We visited Mürren on our reconnoitering trip to the German-speaking part of Switzerland, a year before we moved here. Then we went back last month for a weekend. Stunning as ever.
We stayed in a little hotel on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a deep, deep valley with a river way down in the bottom, whose rushing waters lifted their rustling noises all the way up to our balcony, echoing off the mountainsides. Lauterbrunnen is at the bottom of the valley, and we took a cable car and train to get up to Mürren, a car-free village with real, white-bearded mountain men in the cafés... The mountains kept drifting in and out of the opaque fog, revealing different views varying from just grayness to these crisp, snowy peaks. Next post: one more cable car from Mürren up to the Schilthorn, location of the very old James Bond movie, "In Her Majesty's Secret Service."
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