Jet Set: Aareschlucht Gorge

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Last weekend Danny and I visited Grindelwald and the Interlaken region of Switzerland. Despite the fierce wind and slight rain, we had an amazing time! It was wonderful sitting in a cozy restaurant eating the most amazing fondue while looking out at the mountains.

Due to the high winds, the trains to the top of the Jungfrau were closed both days we were in Grindelwald. So we decided to visit a few other sites that are slightly less known than the famous mountain. One of those places was the Aareschlucht Gorge. The gorge, which began to form about 15 million years ago, is located in the Halsi valley. It is almost 1.5 km long and up to 180m deep in some places. It is spectacular to walk on the planked walkway suspended over the raging river that runs through the gorge and to touch walls that were formed millions of years ago.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Aareschlucht Gorge:

This is a picture of the Brienzersee Lake that I took on the train as we made our way to the Aareschlucht Gorge.

I took this picture inside the gorge. I loved how the gorge path was winding.

I love this picture! I think its amazing to see how the water has shaped this part of the gorge.

This picture shows the height of the gorge.

Here is one of the waterfalls that flows inside the gorge.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

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2 thoughts on “Jet Set: Aareschlucht Gorge

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the pictures of the gorge. I am always in awe of the brave souls that explore places like that. How brave were the folks that built the walkway in the gorge!?!?!?

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  2. Samantha says:

    I'm glad that you enjoyed the pictures of the Aareschlucht Gorge! Yes, it was a bit terrifying walking on thin wooden planks that were suspended by thin pieces of metal. The men who built the pathway were super brave. They used rope and spikes to make their way across as they were building the pathway.

    thanks for reading my blog! 🙂

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