Linda Aksomitis at Harderkulm

Linda Aksomitis at Harderkulm, with the city of Interlaken nestled below in the valley, and the Alps mountains in the distance.

I’ve daydreamed about Switzerland from the time I read Heidi back in my school days and watched the movie with Shirley Temple. So, when I got the chance to attend a conference in Switzerland, I jumped at it, particularly the opportunity to add additional days experiencing the country’s mountains and lakes.

My Swiss visit began in Zurich, where I got my introduction to the many easy ways to travel in Switzerland–which was an education in itself.

The first part of the adventure, for the conference, was by train and boat to Lugano, all using my Swiss Travel Pass.

Following the conference, I took a motorcoach to Interlaken, a city that lies between two lakes and three mountains. Below are just a few photos of this beautiful city!


Arriving at the Interlaken Ost station

Arriving at the Interlaken Ost station by motorcoach.


City of Interlaken

City of Interlaken – photo taken near my hotel, the Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage.


Interlaken, Switzerland

Walking through the city of Interlaken, Switzerland


Interlaken, Switzerland horse and carriage

Getting picked up by horse and carriage to go to dinner in Interlaken, Switzerland.


This YouTube video takes you on a four minute tour through the city:



Visit Interlaken, Switzerland

My thanks to Swiss Tourism for making this experience possible!