Weekend road trip in Switzerland

Discover some of Switzerland’s unique Alpine landscapes at the foot of mountains and the chiselled features of their surroundings.

Last year I decided to move to Geneva to live, with my partner. Soon after having settled in – new job, flat, town, culture, car… – my curiosity for the country started to grow.

I was hearing such good things about the area and places to discover that we decided to go on a sort of road trip one weekend.

The sun was unsually out early for the month of April making it perfect for discovery.


MAP ROAD TRIP SWZ


First stop – Interlaken.

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Cameras at the ready.

Interlaken’s uniqueness comes from the fact that it lies between two lakes: Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Surrounded by three major mountains – The Eiger, The Mönch & the Jungfrau – the town offers magnificent scenery and photo opportunities.

We arrived late Saturday morning and enjoyed a good hour walking around in the sun; through the little village and around the lakeside.


Second Stop: Grindelwald.

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Entering Grindelwald.

A little village in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps in the Interlaken region.

The mountainous surrounding gives view to the north face of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn.

We did not spend long here but enjoyed a lovely picnic at the foot of these mountains. Not a sole in sight and not a noise to be heard. The view was simply breathtaking.

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Grindelwald remains one of the most popular holiday excursions in the country and has the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.


Third Stop: Thun.

This town lies upon the top of a hill and therefore offers some sweeping views of the mountainous surrounding.

We enjoyed a late afternoon stroll though the town by the lakeside (as Lake Thun runs through it) and went to higher altitudes for a better view of the area.

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Next Stop: Fribourg.

Nearing about 5pm, we managed to fit in a visit of Fribourg. Rather quiet when we got there but very attractive with it’s narrow cobbled streets, beautiful fountains and old cathedral.

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By the end of the day we were quite worn out; with all the driving and walking and photography.

And we were hungry.

My boyfriend and I were in the mood for pizza. So we looked up some addresses on TripAdvisor and came across this place located just outside of Fribourg. Upon arrival we were a bit hesitant but went in all the same as we couldn’t stand the idea of waiting any longer for some food.

Well we were in for a pleasant suprise…

(PHOTO PIZZA)

I’m not saying it’s an absolute must to go there BUT if you are low on money or want value for money, then i advise you to try it.

After this we spent the night outisde of Fribourg about 30minutes from the city centre.


The Next Day.

Gruyères

Starting to make our way back to Geneva, our next stop was in Gruyères. We had heard a lot of this area, especially about its cheese…

Gruyères Castle 

This castle was particularly charming; cobbled roads and a big square in the centre with restaurants and cheese shops all around it.

The views were also quite amazing.


Last Stop Lausanne Then Home.

On our way back we made a quick stop in Lausanne to walk around and made our way home, back to Geneva.

The weekend still wasn’t finished. Having arrived around 4pm, we decided to get a bite to eat.

Aux Merveilleux de Fred 

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I had often walked past this place but never actually stopped. It seemed the right time to give it a try. Aux Merveilleux de Fred

We definitely weren’t disappointed…

Freshly baked, warm chocolate brioches.

And that was it for our road trip weekend. I hope the pictures will give you an idea of the beauty and magnificent scenery that can be found.


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