Switzerland by Train and Cable - Climbing the Schilthorn

We started our Saturday with breakfast at the Alpenruhe Hotel in Wengen while peering out at our surroundings through frilly curtains.
We were excited to be on our way knowing that those mountains in the distance were our destination for the day.
We wound our way through Wengen to the train station and headed back to Lauterbrunnen.
En route we spotted charming watering holes...
...scenic views...
...steep cliffs...
...jaunty gnomes...
...and creative planters.
We took a cable car and train to get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren.  We walked across town to the cable station leading to Schilthorn.
One of Schilthorn's claims to fame is that a James Bond movie was shot here.  References to 007 are everywhere. Even though the movie was filmed more than 30 years ago, the Schilthorn is still milking it to maximum effect.
Up and away!  We began our journey in Mürren with green fields and babbling streams below.
The vegetation got spottier as we continued our ascent.
We eventually slid into the clouds.
Emerging on the other side, we'd arrived at the snow capped peaks!
There is a viewing platform atop Schilthorn.  There is a television station in the area with live views from the various local peaks.  We'd checked when we set out in the morning and saw clear skies so we knew we'd have gorgeous views.
We stood on the platform and watched the cable car depart.
One visitor even brought his small dog with him to admire the views.
The view above the clouds was pretty spectacular.
Signs were posted at various places around the platform to give a sense of what you were looking at.
I captured a number of amazing pictures from the viewing platform in the album below.
The temperature was only slightly above freezing.  After drinking it all in, we decided to head inside to the revolving restaurant.  They offer an all-you-can-eat soup buffet for less than 10 euro.
We sipped our goulash and admired the peaks as they floated past:  Eiger, Munch, Jungfrau.
Still photos can hardly do the place justice but I thought I'd try with a couple panoramas to round out this post.



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Switzerland by Train and Cable - Climbing the Schilthorn
Switzerland by Train and Cable - Climbing the Schilthorn
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