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The lookout at Harder Klum

Heaven’s Gate

Majestic mountains, glittering lakes, hiking trails strewn with wildflowers,

Interlaken and Jungfrau

Majestic mountains, glittering lakes, hiking trails strewn with wildflowers, and top quality dining experiences all to the soundtrack of tinkling of cowbells – Alpine magic infuses every corner of Interlaken and the Jungfrau region.

Back in 1882, Mark Twain was commissioned by the Chicago Daily Tribune to write a series of letters about his travels through Switzerland, a country the writer and hiking enthusiast held dear to his heart. In one missive he described the Alps as “if heaven’s gates had swung open and exposed the throne”. Sitting on a sun-drenched terrace at Interlaken it’s difficult to disagree.

Cycling around the lake
Cycling around the lake

View of the Lauterbrunnen Valley from one of the many mountain trails
View of the Lauterbrunnen Valley from one of the many mountain trails

Wisteria blossoms outside the Victoria- Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Wisteria blossoms outside the Victoria- Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

Terrace with stunning mountain views at Hotel Alpenruh in Mürren
Terrace with stunning mountain views at Hotel Alpenruh in Mürren

Kayaks on the lake
Kayaks on the lake

Positioned between the glassy, serene waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken is encircled by a crown of Europe’s highest and most majestic peaks. The snowy mountaintops of the Eiger (the ogre), Mönch (the monk) and Jungfrau (the virgin maiden, also known as the Top of Europe) loom their jagged fairy-tale perfection concealing millennia of mythology. It is very difficult not to be awed. Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article ◼ 

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© This article was first published in June-July 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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