Day 8 – May 23rd

The weather was on our side today, but the forecast for the next day was iffy.  With that in mind, we could pick either Schilthorn or Jungfrau, both mountain top trips on different peaks.  We ended up picking Schilthorn.  We left early, not knowing how long the clear skies would last.  We took a cable car to Murren where we were still in the clouds and it was snowing as we walked the 10min to the next cable car station.  We stopped for coffee and a pastry for breakfast.  We then took the cable car to Birg, switched and all the way up to Schilthorn.  Every departure from the cable car station was met with an audio tape of James Bond.  “On her majesty’s secret service,” was filmed at Schilthorn in the late 1960s, and this summer they are going to open a 007 exhibit about the movie.  It was absolutely breathtaking as we took in the Swiss Alp peaks in 360 degrees.  After some pictures we went inside their revolving restaurant and had a cheese and meat plate while the restaurant revolved.  It was well worth the trip.

We took the gondola down to Birg, switched to Murren and got out.  We walked all around the small Swiss village and took pictures of buildings and churches of traditional Swiss life.  We then took another gondola to Gimmelwald and wandered around there for a bit.  A final gondola took us back down to the valley and we walked the 45 minutes back to Lauterbrunnen.  It was a fantastic trip.  We had dinner near by enjoying Rosti – a Swiss hashbrown topped with your choice of topping.  I had mushrooms and ham.

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