Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 12: Conquering Mt. Titlis

We stuffed ourselves with breakfast and made a mad dash to Interlaken West train station. We bought tickets on the Golden Panoramic Pass for 123 Swiss Francs per person, Ouch, this excludes the cable car costs up Mt. Titlis. 

We prepared ourselves for a long journey. It takes 3 1/2 hours one way by train. But as it is in Switzerland, the countryside is breathtaking. Our journey again involved changing a number of trains. From Interlaken west to Interlaken Ost, and from here to Hergiswil, and from here to Engleberg. For more info on the various scenic routes available do check Swiss Travel System.

From Engleberg station it was a short hike to the base of Titlis Rotair. I was super excited to ride the cable cars but when it came to actually sitting in them I was super duper freaked out. The ride to the top involves three aerial cable cars and various changes in the screenery. As you rise up you can hear them Swiss cows with their bells tolling to rows and rows of pine trees to finally clear white blankets of snow.

We rode the world’s first rotating cable car. Yeah yeah! Finally on the summit of Klein Titlis which is about 3,028 meters above sea level, we were as excited as one could be. However unlike Jungfrau this place was pretty crowded and the weather too was gloomy. But what the heck. There was snow and I had a blast making snow angels, much to Tan’s disgust. I must have embarrassed her totally!

We spent a couple of hours on the summit clicking pictures, feeding the birds, and savouring the local delights at the restaurant. This place also has a ski resort, so its no wonder we saw many people skiing down the slopes. Wow!

Sadly it was time for us to go. On our way down the cables, we played guess the county as they flags were pasted on the cable cars. Having made our way back into Interlaken, we see not a soul in the street. No one. Trust me when I say no one. The reason being a football game – Man U v/s Chelsea. Grabbed our dinner and crashed in our rooms. It’s our last night in Interlaken. I feel a bit sad to leave this heaven on earth, but tomorrow we go to Geneva, the next stop in our trip and the last one in Switzerland.


  1. I must say... this really makes for some interesting reading! :) Keep on going JO.....

  2. Loving the blog, Jo..u sure write well. all the articles are interesting and the places are described in great detail. U sure know to capture my attention and keep me glued to my seat as I read your blog!! Waiting for the rest of it!!

  3. hey guys thanks for the wonderful comments ;)