|An afternoon of hiking in the Swiss Alps|
|Not a bad view|
|Beer + beautiful views|
Right above the restaurant there was also a little lookout area...
|Panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau - click to enlarge|
After lunch we hit the trail from the restaurant at Kleine Scheidegg to Männlichen (point A to B on the map).
|Larger map of the Berner Oberland|
|Zoomed in - our day|
It was a highly recommended hike and lots of pictures were taken...
Panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau - click to enlarge
|Pointing out the famous North Face of the Eiger - people actually climb up that|
We met lots of nice people on this trail (I love talking to fellow travelers, hearing their stories and politely asking them to take a picture of Nick and me) - the fresh air always seems to bring the best out in people!
A couple of hours (and many pictures later) we reached Männlichen, and it gave us beautiful views of the three peaks and down into the Lauterbrunnen Valley and where we were heading next - Wengen.
|enjoying the view from the lookout|
|panorama of the lookout - click to enlarge|
|Looking down onto Wengen|
|A very, very steep gondola ride down, my stomach turned a little|
|What the gondolas look like from outside|
In all the towns in the area (Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg, etc...) were decorations for a HUGE marathon going on the next day - the Jungfrau Marathon. I don't know much about marathons, but this is (apparently) one of the most famous in the world. 3,500 runners from all around the world participate and there is a huge wait list of people wanting to be a part of it.
|The streets of Wengen decorated for the marathoners - it's a hard|
marathon (big elevation gains) but they get great views!
After wandering around Wengen and grabbing a snack we bought tickets for a train back down to Lauterbrunnen (point D).
|Train back down to Lauterbrunnen|
Once we got back down to our hotel we sat on the balcony, had dinner and even watched a BASE jumped land really close to us! There was a pretty view of the valley, Staubbach Falls and enjoyed a nice sunset too. We just spent the evening talking, enjoying each-others company and getting excited for the next day!
|View from the balcony|
|A BASE jumper that landed really close to our balcony, I took a video after this picture|