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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mile High and Peace of Mind - Page 4

Written by Scott Haas
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      I had thought that it might be touristic and overwhelming perhaps to be among so many people, but the size of the center is large enough to accommodate everyone.  You enter tunnels, an ice palace, an observatory, and, if you like, restaurants.  What matters more than the sheer, spectacular engineering of it all are the views.

      You face on one side an enormous glacial field called the great Aletsch Glacier.  The word “awesome” is applied to many experiences that are far from awesome.  This was awesome.

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      For miles as far as the eye can see, snow and ice form a field bordered by mountain peaks.  It was terrifying and beautiful at the same time, and nothing I have ever seen in nature felt more profound.  It was literally shocking.  You had a sense of aloneness on earth, and one that you gradually accepted and then embraced when you realized that it was what was needed to forget.


©Scott Haas

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                         Where to Stay: 

A great source for holiday rentals is this site:  The apartment we rented can be reached via :  Rental rates do not include canton (state) and city taxes that are calculated on a per person, per day basis.  


                          What To Do:

Basically, you go to Muerren to escape reality for as long as possible: Hike, see the Alps, cook a good meal, enjoy first rate Swiss wines, and put pain in perspective.  No one lasts forever, only mountains do.


                          Getting Around:  

All aboard!



The source for all thing Swiss:


How to get to Jungfraujoch:

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