May 24th – Leaving for Switzerland

Published: May 29th 2015
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Setting off for trip to Switzerland
We caught an early cab to the train station at Mannheim. We made it there much faster and arrived before the ticket office even opened. We decided to try the automatic machine but weren’t sure our credit card would work since it isn’t “chip and pin”. It went through without a problem and we were on our way. The trip was about 4.5 hours and took us through Basel, where we changed trains, and then into Interlaken. We thought we could walk to our hotel but it was too far. We ended up tromping through most of Interlaken pulling our luggage before we gave in and got a cab. The Hotel Seeburg in the little town of Ringgenberg will be our home for the next few days. It’s right on Lake Brienz and has a beautiful view, especially from our balcony. We checked in, dropped our luggage off, and got settled quickly. Then, since the weather was nice, we spent some time hiking around the town and lake. We located the train station via a very steep uphill path and stairs behind the back of the hotel. It a good workout and you can get there in less than 10 minutes.
View from train on wayView from train on wayView from train on way

Beautiful views started on train trip right away
We ended the day with a glass of wine on the terrace as the shadows of the mountains crossed over the lake

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Heading to Hotel Seeburg
View fom BalconyView fom Balcony
View fom Balcony

Beautiful view from our balcony at Hotel Seeburg
Owner fishingOwner fishing
Owner fishing

Meeting the owner who was fishing and caught a....stick...
Amy on TerraceAmy on Terrace
Amy on Terrace

Amy checking out the Hotel Seeburg grounds

Beautiful view of our Hotel Seeburg as we walked around Lake Brienz

Brian exploring around Lake Brienz

Ringgenberg Church built on ruins of Ringgenberg Castle in the 17th Century.
Piano in YardPiano in Yard
Piano in Yard

Someone must really like music...
Ringgenberg StationRinggenberg Station
Ringgenberg Station

We will be spending a lot of time going in and out of this Ringgenberg Station

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