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Niederhorn, Switzerland - 28th December 2015

By: Jasper

Hi Mom,
Holiday on Lake Thun.
Today we made a trip to the Niederhorn, a mountain vis-a-vis of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
We started in Thun and boarded the paddle steamer "Blüemlisalp"

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The Blüemlisalp was built in 1905 in Zurich and was the showpiece of the Lake Thun fleet.
The ship is 60.45 meters long and has a width at 13.15 meters. 800 people can be accommodated on it.
1971 Blüemlisalp should be scrapped. 20 years it lay unused at anchor, waiting for its last trip. The association "Vaporama" enabled, a 2-year renovation and since 1993 the Blüemlisalp is again the favorite of tourists and locals.

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So, enough of numbers and data, see for yourself how nice it was.

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The ride in the morning had something magical.

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We were fascinated by the landscape and also the interior of the vessel amazed us.

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In Beatenbucht we left the steamer. Before we boarded the funicular, we could admire the ship in all its beauty.

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The funicular took us to Beatenberg. The view during the ride was terrific.

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Then we moved into a gondola and arrived after a short ride, the mountain station of the Niederhorn at 1950 meters above sea level.

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The view was spectacular, even if only pitiful remnants of snow were to be seen.

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Instead sleigh rides the scooter is used and instead of skiers enjoy themselves the paragliders.

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Snow or no snow, no one could spoil our mood and we enjoyed the day to the fullest.

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Here we are waiting for the ship to go home.

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We had a wonderful day. We wished we could experience everything with you.

Dotty & Spotty

* Posted Jan 5, 2016, 5:15 am Last edited Jan 5, 2016, 5:19 am by Jasper [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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