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(Courtesy of Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door)

Rick Steves' Europe: Gimmelwald, Switzerland

On a mountainside above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Swiss traditions persist in a 700-year-old hamlet populated by contented cows and hospitable villagers

Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Gimmelwald Switzerland map
(Guilbert Gates)

The traffic-free village of Gimmelwald hangs nonchalantly on the edge of a cliff high above Lauterbrunnen Valley, 30 minutes south of Interlaken by car or train.

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