European Highlights: Lauterbrunnen und Jungfrau

A new favourite place.

Lauterbrunnen, a small town nestled amongst the Swiss alps, attracts tourists all year round. Located in perhaps one of the most glorious places I've ever had the joy of visiting, the obvious setting amongst the mountains was probably did it for me. I visited during August, with temperatures around 25+ degrees celsius on ground level and with the mountain ranges being so alpine, able to sustain snow all year round. One benefit being the fresh mountain stream running through town. I stayed with my fellow travellers from Topdeck in a cabined site, with on-site facilities such as bar, toilets, showers, laundry. Bring plenty of small change (in Swiss Francs), as the facilities such as showers and laundry cost (not much).

One of my highlights was heading up to Jungfrau (young lady) mountain ranges. Just above 3km from sea-level, the best view I've had of mountains (so far) in my life. To get there, an hour long mountain train ride zig-zagging up to the top. Along the way are plenty of opportune moments to get a snappy hap or 20. The train costs around 151 Swiss Francs, which is not quite $200 AUD. 

 Heading into town.

Heading into town.

 "I'm on a train!" Heading up the mountain.

"I'm on a train!" Heading up the mountain.

 The breath-taking amazing view.

The breath-taking amazing view.

With a number of stops along the way to the top, there are plenty of walking / hiking trails, a small holiday village, restaurants, bars and souvenir hunting. Once at the top you arrive inside of the main mountain hub. Find the map and pick your own adventure. 

 Mountain Folk + Mountain Dog.

Mountain Folk + Mountain Dog.

 Mountain Rescue

Mountain Rescue

Black and white - Fuji Acros 100. Colour - Kodak Ektar 100.