We Hiked from the Most Beautiful Place in Europe, and it Took 3 Hours

You’ll get distracted by the beautiful views around you.

Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe
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4 min readAug 28, 2023

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Image by Author: Bryan Dijkhuizen — Eiger Gletcher, Grindelwald

Last week, my sister and I traveled around Switzerland.

It’s our favorite country of all time and we can’t help it to talk about it as well. Every year we pack our stuff and travel together.

This year we set our plans on a couple of great locations such as Zürich, Bern, Oeschinenlake, and of course, The Eiger Trail in the Bernese Oberland region.

We wanted to have specific locations instead of just going to as many places as possible and hiking from the top of the Eiger was just something we had to do.

Image by Bryan Dijkhuizen (me) on Unsplash

Doesn’t that look like a photo from a movie?

It was unreal to witness such beauty, solely created by Mother Nature over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.

It all started as a vague idea of my sister, she wanted to go Hike on the Eiger Trail and I didn’t have a clue. I knew it was beautiful in that area but, until we got there I had no expectations.

To get up to the Eigergletscher you go to Grindelwald Terminal train station — from there you can get up to the mountain with a cable car.

An incredible view.

Image by Bryan Dijkhuizen

On the ground, it was around 28/29 degrees Celcius. In the sun it was incredibly hot.

But up there, cold and fresh air flowed through your face.

Image by Bryan Dijkhuizen

We had never been on such high terrain. 2,320 m (7,610 ft), that was.

Before we started our hike down to Alpiglen we took a look around us, ate our croissants, and took some pictures of this beautiful blue lake that appeared in the background called Fallboden…

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Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe

Dutch Writer with Natural Urge to Travel — Editor for Mind Cafe & Featured in Start it Up, Better Marketing & Better Humans — https://itsbryan.co/