After as good as the previous day was, this was a day to relax and visit the
various beer gardens in the different valleys. First stop was to the train
station to see what our options were to stay in Grindelwald another night,
success!, but we would have to catch the 5:30am train the next day. After breakfast and some packing
we headed back up the Pfingstegg Gondola but hiked in the opposite direction to
get to the Halsegg beer garden. It was a nice easy hike and the weather was
beautiful once again. Got there and relaxed on the porch with a beer taking in
the views. Next we hiked down to the Hotel Wetterhorn and caught a bus that was
heading up the long curvy road to the Grosse Scheidegg. The bus had this crazy
3-toned horn that he hit before every turn to let the bikers know we were
coming. The road wasn't very wide and popular for mountain and road bikers.
Chillin' on the porch drinking beer once again and taking in the views. Got to
see a different side of the Eiger and the Mönch behind it including the
knife-edge ridge John and I climbed the previous day. Nice. Behind us was
Schwarzhorn and Wetterhorn standing tall.
Rumor had it that a beer fest was going on in town so that was our next stop.
Can ya see the common theme for this day? The beer fest had just started when we
got there and ran into John and Helen for a few local brews, music, and real bratwursts. Talking
to one of the workers he was saying how easy climbing the Mönch was, awww man!
I think he was lying. After a few more beers we headed back to the hotel to
finish packing before dinner and one last stop at the beer fest. I was really
hoping to see some more Um-Pa bands and folks in lederhosen's blowing those
gigantic wooden horns on our last night in Switzerland, no luck. Unfortunately
vacation was almost over but it sure was a blast the entire time..........
Typical Switzerland building; Our hotel
Grindelwald from a gondola; A gondola and The Eiger
Lots of cows with big bells; View from another beer garden at Grosse
View of The Eiger and The Monch
Beer garden and The Wetterhorn
Sunset on our last night in Switzerland