Friday, February 19, 2010

Interlaken und Brienzersee

 Lone Fisher : Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland : Canton Bern, CH

Located in the Bernese Oberland, Interlaken lies midway between two Swiss lakes: Thunsee (Lake Thune) and Brienzersee (Lake Brienz.) There are a number of gasthofs for overnighting and lakeside villages worth visiting. If you're willing to go as far as Brienz, you can also see Ballenberg, a park which recreates the regions of Switzerland and features architecture, food, crafts, animals, industries, and costumes unique to each region.

 Winter fountain in Interlaken and the Eiger in the background : Canton Bern, CH

This area is home to three of Switzerland's most famous peak's: the Jungfrau (Virgin), Monch (Monk), and Eiger (Ogre) and is also the location of the Schilthorn, billed as "The Top of Europe." The Schilthorn featured rather prominently in the 1969 James Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", starring one-time Bond, George Lazenby, and the beautiful Dame Diana Rigg.

To see a few more shots of this area in winter, please visit my Picasa Web Album.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/10


Cele said...

How peaceful and picturesque.

Maya said...

Beautiful! We will have to watch that James Bond film. I was likened to Diana Rigg once on a river trip because of my river gear. Apparently because it was skin tight which showed all my curves and black from neck to toe, he thought I looked like her. Not a bad compliment I must say!

Janet M Kincaid said...

Cele: It was SO quiet that day. Really amazing and very beautiful.

Maya: That's a lovely compliment!