Album 134 Alpine
Flowers Bernese Oberland 1
in the Bernese Oberland\Jungfrau Region
We were here in the second half of July 2008 and of course it depends on
the time of the season whether some plants are still in flower or not.
If not they might at a higher elevation of the mountains.
This region lies at the north side of the Alps and therefore the weather
is quite unsettled. So, getting up early and walking through the
mountains before rain or thunderstorms are showing up later in the
afternoon, is wise to do.
The accesibility of this region is very good for excursions by bus, boat,
rail, cable or chair lift.There are more than 500 kilometres of marked
foothpaths, hiking and Alpine trails, many of them at altitude, to lead
you to the most spectacular views and alpine flower shows. Sometimes
meadows full of them!!
If you want
to stay here for 1 or 2 weeks, it is advisable to get yourself a so
called Region-Pass for i.e.15 days - which gives you 5 days of free
travelling by bus,boat,rail of cable. And 10 days with 50% reduction!!
Your own free choice of days. Or the Jungfraubahnen-Pass for 6 days, a
"Top-value ticket for 6 consecutive days of unlimited travel on
many scenic routes". From May 1st till October 31.
you have to hike around is almost unlimited. Go up by chair lift or
cable railway for flower-trails to enjoy the beauty of the unspoilt
mountain world and flowers in their natural environment. Here some
examples of the trips we made:
In Grindelwald-Grund take the 'Männlichen-Bahn' to the 'Männlichen'
Mountain and hike from there to the 'Kleine Scheidegg', several trails
into many directions.
Or - take from Grindelwald the mountain-train to the 'Kleine Scheidegg',
walk around here and travel further to Wengen and hike here. Also
further to Lauterbrunnen with a nice view on the 'Staubbachfall'-waterfall.
Then by cable railway to the 'Grütschalp'and hike to the 'Almendhubel'
and to Mürren. In the valleys you can travel up and around by train to
go back to your hotel or so.
For lovers of alpine flowers, you
shoud go up by train to the 'Schynige Platte' to visit the Alpine Garden
with more than 500 species of wildflowers. From here you can hike via
the Faulhorn to the 'First' above Grindelwald, where there are numerous
trails to hike around with an abundance of wildflowers. You will see,
that this region is a 'paradise' of alpine flowers.
And then, at home to retouch many hundreds of pictures to put them into
14 albums and to find the right names of the flowers. Tens of hours of
work. Enjoy them!
See also: Alpine
landscape Berner Oberland in 3 Albums
And also: Bernese
Oberland in 4 Albums