2000 08 Switzerland (3)

Thun

Most people go to Interlaken where the 2 lakes of Thunersee and Brienzersee meet. But in reality the 2 towns at the other ends of the lakes have much more charm.

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Thunersee
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Gruyères

A perfectly preserved picturesque village with a cobblestone street leading up to the castle at the top of the rocky crag. At the bottom of the hill is a diary where all sorts of cheeses are available, obviously notwithstanding the local product, which comes in 5 stages of maturity.

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Bellinzona

More scenery. Castles. A beautiful lake. We stayed on a farm, should do that more often.
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