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In Piz Gloria; The Rotating Restaurant On Top Of The Schilthorn

I took these pictures in Piz Gloria, which is the restaurant on top of the Schilthorn.

Note.

  1. During my meal, the restaurant did a complete rotation.
  2. The food was typically Swiss; reasonable but pricey.
  3. It was certainly better than any other rotating restaurant I’d eaten in.
  4. The three prominent peaks grouped together are the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau.
  5. All the Swiss, were saying that the weather was exceptional.

I think the Swiss couple sitting opposite me, might have been celebrating a birthday or anniversary and they seemed to enjoy the experience.

 

September 11, 2018 Posted by | Food, World | , | Leave a comment

Up The Schilthorn

I took these pictures on the ascent by cable-car of the Schilthorn.

Note.

  1. The ascent was on three successive cable-cars.
  2. As the weather was good, it was rather busy with waits at the cable-car changes.
  3. This ascent is included in a Swiss Pass and the only thing, I needed to do was get a free ticket at the first change.
  4. The windows on one cable-car could have done with a good clean.

It was certainly a good value ride.

September 11, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

Riding The Bernese Oberland Railway

The Bernese Oberland Railway, is one of the rail lines, that meet at Interlaken Ost station.

This short description is from Wikipedia.

The Bernese Oberland Railway (or correctly translated Bernese Highlands Railway; German: Berner Oberland-Bahn, BOB) is a narrow-gauge mountain railway in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland. It runs, via a “Y” junction at Zweilütschinen to serve  Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. The railway is rack assisted (that is although an adhesion railway, rack and pinion operation is used on steep sections of the line to assist traction).

These pictures show the railway.

On my trip I used the railway twice.

It is very much the railway to start your trip into the mountains.

It is a route included in a Swiss Pass.

September 11, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Next Time I’ll Go By Train

I have just taken thirty minutes to get through aecurity at City Airport. Mainly because there is not enough staff!

Airports in general could also use much more artificial intelligence to speed the process.

A lot would be to apply simple rules to historic passenger flows to make certain there are enough staff.

September 10, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment