With the pandemic softening its grip at least a little bit, my wife and I decided it’s about time to travel again. And one location on my list since forever was Interlaken in Switzerland, with the Lauterbrunnen valley just around the corner. For three years I had wanted to visit this idyllic little village within its valley with 72 – yes, that’s seventy-two – waterfalls. I spent two early mornings in Lauterbrunnen, for the second one I took the train to Wengen, another village just above the valley, offering a beautiful view down. And I guess the pandemic had its advantages in this case, because there was very little tourism for a normally very well-visited place.
If you ever go to Lauterbrunnen, I can only highly recommend the train ride to Wengen to take in the panoramic view. The train would actually take you further to Kleine Scheidegg, which I’m sure is also worth visiting and remains reserved for our next Switzerland trip. But even just these two views were totally worth it, and even completely effortless, without any hiking involved. This was a great first trip to get to travelling again, and I can’t wait to continue.