Lauterbrunnen

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We are staying with the Gaytons in the village of Lauterbrunnen.  This valley is famous for its many waterfalls.

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It is a quiet village at the moment but in winter the numbers swell both for the many skiing opportunities close to here and for a famous downhill ski race that takes place in the alpine village of Wengen.

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We walked to the Staubbach falls.  A steep path takes you up to a spot where you can stand directly behind the falls.

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The view is fantastic from up there and the water crashing down in front of you is worth the climb.

DSC_0588-001This is the view from behind the falls looking out over Lauterbrunnen  with the Swiss alps in the background.

DSC_0590-001Claudia spotted this rainbow.

DSC_0593-001Afterwards we walked around the village.  I think the cemetery looks really lovely as each grave site has been planted with colourful flowers.  So pretty….

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The view of the falls is breathtaking from the village.

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This house is interesting with its grass-covered roof.  Camouflage perhaps??

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Later we went on a short drive to Grindelwald.  It is probably the more well-known of the two villages but a bit too touristy for my taste.

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