The scenic railway offers incredible views of Lake Thun and the even more stunning turquoise Lake Brienz
. The top of a mountain offer views of the three of the tallest peaks in the Jungfrau region -- Eiger, ME[micro]nch, and Jungfrau.
The cogwheel train is a favourite with the locals, climbing more than 5,000 feet to the summit and offering views of the snow-capped mountains and the turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz
. The striking blue water is apparently the result of glacial minerals.
The Parkhotel du Sauvage at Meiringen and Marion McMullen on Brienz
Nestled between turquoise blue lakes Thun and Brienz
and against the backdrop of the rugged Swiss Alps, it's like standing in the centre of a postcard.
I took a boat across Lake Brienz
, near Interlaken, and enjoyed a delicious meal on board.
From there you get trips to Lucerne, the Brienz
Steam railway and a cruise, cable car trips - and, topping all that, the Jungfrau Railway and Europe's highest station, Jungfraujoch.
However, it has now been established beyond all doubt that all such carvings were the sole province of the Swiss, the industry originating in the picturesque town of Brienz
, a pretty lakeside town near Interlaken.
The oldest one of them 'all is what is called Swiss Mountain Cheese, also known as Sbrinz (the name comes from ml old spelling of the Swiss market town of Brienz
in the Bernese Oberland).
As he reaches the last crate, he is filled with images of "the rooms where these books had been housed, of my student's den in Munich, of my room in Bern, of the solitude of Iseltwald on the lake of Brienz
, and finally of my boyhood room, the former location of only four or five of the several thousand volumes that are piled up around me." The revisiting of the past instigated by the sight of his books turns Benjamin's library into a plot for his life story; his retrospective glance is that of the autobiographer who discovers a way of ordering his memories in a kind of narrative.
Explore the lakes of Brienz
and Thun by paddle steamer and take a cable car to the 360-degree panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn, made famous by 007.
Steamers ply the waters of lakes Brienz
, Constance, Geneva, Lucerne, Lugano, Maggiore, Morat, Neuchatel, Thun, and Zurich.