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 Lauterbrunnen Valley

Village of Gimmelwald Switzerland Lauterbrunnen Valley
(Salvador Busquets)

There’s nothing but air between Gimmelwald and the rock face of the Jungfrau three and a half miles away. Small avalanches across the valley sound like distant waterfalls.


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