Oh Switzerland, you were beyond amazing. People keep asking which place was our favorite and I struggle to answer that question because we loved Italy just as much as the last time we were there. Plus we saw so many amazing new things and iconic places in many different countries. But if I had to choose the one place that I was most blown away by then it would have to be Switzerland. The views were just totally spectacular. God’s creativity and beauty on full display all around us. I haven’t finished making all the videos for the places we visited on this trip, but I have a feeling that this one will be one of my favorites of them all. I just love all that footage of us hiking in the mountains (and behind the waterfall)!
Time Spent in Switzerland: 2 days
Where we stayed: Hotel Mittaghorn in Gimmelwald (very rustic, but cool! Probably the only time I will ever give 4 stars to a place with community bathrooms, ha!)
Where we ate:
What we saw/did:
Sprutz Waterfall Trail
North Face Trail
Exploring Gimmelwald (town where we stayed)
Exploring Murren (town up the hill)
Total Steps: 48,628
Miles Walked: 22
Floors Climbed: 388 (we walked straight up the side of a mountain at one point!)
Overall thoughts: We were just absolutely blown away by Switzerland. If you think the pictures look unreal, imagine being there. Everything around you just looks too perfect. Like a movie green screen. If it weren’t for the faint “aroma” of manure in some of the places we hiked by I would’ve thought I was dreaming.
It should be noted, that when we were climbing straight up the side of the mountain I had to stop every 20 feet or so to catch my breath because our altitude was so high and apparently I don’t breathe so well in high altitude. But I’d just stop and take 5 deep breaths and we could carry on. Thankfully that was only when we were climbing straight up a mountain. I was fine during normal hiking. Let me tell you, it’s so weird to feel no fatigue in your body and yet not be able to breathe. I would have to stop and would pant trying to catch my breath and yet no part of my body felt tired. So weird! Anyway, only a minor detail and totally worth it for the awesome views.
Also to be noted about Switzerland: everything was so clean including every single public WC we used (this includes in places like train stations which is super impressive to me). And everything (cable cars, buses, trains, etc) ran perfectly on time to the minute (cable car scheduled to leave at 6:33am… and it really did!).
We loved Switzerland. It was absolutely gorgeous! I am excited to go back someday!
If you’ve been to Switzerland tell me what you loved about it!
Have you spent time hiking in the mountains? Or walked underneath a waterfall?