So we left Lucerne and it was time to move onto our next destination, but first lunch with a view
There are a few towns attached to the lake but the rest of it is just a road that you can follow. Along the way you will find plenty of parking spots that you can just pull over to enjoy the view.
We did just that, camera in one hand and a kettle to make lunch with another, what could be more perfect!
We spent the next hour or so just slowly making lunch and enjoying the silence that followed the lake, it really was a peaceful time where we could just think about all that we had seen.
Once we had finished lunch it was time to make a move. Not far from the lake is a town called Interlaken, a ski resort. We drove through it to get to the village we wanted to go and it was a nice and would be a good place to stop and ski in the winter. However, at this stage we didn’t have much snow so couldn’t do that.
We drove along thin and windy roads to get to Grindelwald. The village is surrounded by the mountains of the Faulhorn, Schwarzhorn, Wellhorn, Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Lauteraarhorn, Agassizhorn, Fiescherhorn, Mönch, Eiger, Lauberhorn and Männlichen, all of which are either within or on the border of Grindelwald.
The area was one of the most beautiful I have seen, so just driving around was amazing to do. We parked up at the tourist information point and took a walk around the village. With it being out of season, it really does give you the time and space to look around without the hustle and bustle. If you want to go to a ski resort where you can drink hot chocolate, eat fondue and do some winter sports, this is the perfect place to do it. You may think you can do this anywhere but you wouldn’t get the views that you would if you stayed here.
Feeling a little peckish we decided to get some food, so with us being parked at the tourist office we got some food at the cafe next door. We got some chips, because who doesn’t like eating chips! And I have to say, they were the most amazing chips I have eaten. None of this frozen rubbish, proper potatoes chopped up and made into a plate of deliciousness.
After leaving Grindelwald, we decided to stop off at the Reichenbach falls. For people who don’t know, this waterfall was made famous by Arther Conon Doyle, as being the waterfall that Sherlock and Moriarty had their final fight. Unfortunately, the time of year didn’t go in our favour as there was no water falling down and we just saw eroded rock on the side of a mountain.
Reichenbach falls was near the town of Meiringen. If your thinking the town sounds like something, you would be correct in thinking that this is the town that created the delicious dessert of meringue.
At this stage it would be rude not to try out some of the famous meringue, and I have to say it is the best we have ever had. This meringue tasted nothing like we have ever had before, with the fluffy interior, crispy shell and the subtle taste of almonds finished it off as the perfect meringue.
Along with the food, this town also pays homage to Sir Arther Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, having a statue in the centre of the town and several points of interest to when he spent time here writing his stories.
It was getting late in the day so it was time to get moving and find a suitable place to park up for the night and relax.