Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for Stanserhorn




Stanserhorn, Switzerland.  Before I got there I had never even heard of it.  But while everyone else in Lucerne was heading to more popular peaks, I was heading up the mountains in a CabriO car.  Unable to take  a picture of the car, whilst in the car, I had to take one of the brochure.  But first we boarded a funicular (above) to take us the the transfer station.



The following photos of the trip up the mountain and the gorgeous views are all self-explanatory. Going up. Enjoy the ride.



On terra firma.



Looking down at the plaza.


Off hiking the mountain to visit Heidi.


Tip:  DO NOT take the 2 minute trip.  It is nearly straight up.  Of course, like an idiot, that is exactly what I did and then took the 20 minute walk down hill.


The view from the summit:


Me at the summit:


An old quarry seen on the way down:


After the hike a reward was in order:


Beautiful even in black and white:


Heading back down into the clouds on day eight:



On my Bucket List:  Sweden

7 comments:

  1. You taught me something about Switzerland, Denise! Next time I'll make a side trip to Stanserhorn. :-)

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  2. I have heard about this train and the views. The home in the mountains just looks like it is calling to me. It is so strange that I am so drawn to the Alps and feel so at home because I have a phobic fear of heights. I can't go on the 3rd rung of a ladder without shaking. I always try to overcome it but I have had this all my life, even as a baby (my mom told me). I would definitely want to conquer my fear and take this trip-so beautiful

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    1. I have also never liked heights, yet I am drawn to the mountains. Show me a mountain and I want to go up. I live in a ranch home and will not go on the roof. And I can only climb a ladder to about 12 feet. When I painted my house a few years ago, I hired someone to paint the peaks. It's so weird.

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  3. Oh wow, look at those mountains! And that dessert, yummmm.

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  4. How very lovely. Heidi used to be my favourite book as a child. Kind of forget about it though.

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  5. Pretty! I love the shots of being on the mountain above the fog, looking down on that sea of white. . . the dessert ain't bad either! :D

    Rebecca at The Ninja Librarian

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed looking at your blog.

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