May 16, 2017 - 3:29 PM
Thank you for joining MySwissAlps! There are quite a lot of places where one can see the mountains, but I'd recommend to go to a place where you can see the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps or else they might not be snow covered in August. Indeed you don't have to actually visit a peak to enjoy good views, but going up a little does help to get a much wider view. The first place that comes to my mind is Rigi Kaltbad, a small car free village half way up Mount Rigi, which is a relatively low mountain. The view from the valley just isn't the same. But from Rigi Kaltbad you can see Lake Lucerne and a lot of the Bernese Alps in the distance. It takes about 2 hours by train to get there from Zurich.
Another option is restaurant Luegibrüggli between Interlaken and Beatenberg (fill out bus stop "Unterseen, Luegibrüggli" in the timetable). There's a very nice view on Lake Thun and the Bernese Alps from their terrace.
There are many options. Hopefully others can share their thoughts too.
Last modified on May 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM by Arno