One of my first trips to Europe was exploring Switzerland with two of my best friends, R&M. They are Swiss born and took us to several fantastic locations, one being the Bernese Alps. This picture was taken from the summit as we were waiting for another cablecar to take our trip back down from the overlook to the village below .  We were very lucky that it was a clearer than normal day and the Schilthorn Eiger peak was quite visible.  I think it’s Eiger from looking at other images.  Let me know if I need corrected. 🙂

It was a clearer than usual day for viewing Eiger.
Schilthorn Adventure in the Bernese Alps
Schilthorn Adventure in the Bernese Alps

A little information about the Schilthorn from Google Wikipedia; “The Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the valley of Lauterbrunnen in the Swiss canton of Bern. It is the highest mountain in the range lying north of the Sefinenfurgge Pass.”

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The featured image was taken in Old Town Bern, Switzerland during a trip in 2005 to visit our good friends at their Twann summer home.  Their summer home is in a small vineyard area nestled along the grape fields in historic Twann just a short drive from Bern.  The image of the house below below is from Twann while the featured image and other images below are from Bern.


Though, they had a city apartment in Bern, most of our trip was centered from Twann.   The two following picture came from the Old Town section of Bern where along the Aar River.   The Old Town was restored in the 18th century but thankfully kept it’s original old world charm.  This is one of my favorite images, The Chocolate Factory, and I’ve a framed one of it in my guest bathroom.   When looking back at this picture it’s hard to image that there is a large current day metropolitan city surrounding it.

Original image before Photoshop
The Chocolate Factory
Image after Photoshop

From our home base in Twann we toured all over Switzerland, visited the Alps and a went Castle hopping throughout France.  I’ve been browsing through the pictures and hope to share others in the future.