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

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

The Schilthorn Cableway

Gimmelwald Switzerland Schilthorn Cableway
(Schilthorn Cableway)

The modern world began in Gimmelwald in 1965 with the arrival of the cable car. Today, with 30 tourists gawking out the windows most trips, it connects the valley floor with the mountain communities of Gimmelwald and Murren on its way to the Schilthorn summit.


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