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Iseltwald--- one of my favorite places in Switzerland#

Pictures by H. Maurer 2005. All parts can be freely used by just mentioning: "Source: H.Maurer, Austria-Forum"

Iseltwald is one of my favorite places in Switzerland: it is an old fishing village, not easy to find, since the turn-off from the autobahn Brienz-Interlaken is just between two tunnels, and driving into the village is only allowed for locals or guests in one of the four gasthauses… but with some 400 houses where residents and Swiss people live, at least in summer, it is a substantial laid-back village, yet just 10 minutes drive from centers of tourism like Interlaken or Grindelwald. One can walk along the lake (or take a boat) to the Giessbach waterfall, ride a funicular up to the posh Giessbach hotel and then continue to the end of the lake and take a train to the top of Rothorn. The Canyon of Aare is not far either, and you will find pictures of all of this below. Interlaken, Grindelwald and the Eiger are also beautiful daytrips, but no pictures included here. If you want to read more on a personal trip to Istelwald, read the personal story Iseltwald 2005!

Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Istelwald
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
Foto: H. Maurer
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
Foto: H. Maurer
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
Foto: H. Maurer
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
Foto: H. Maurer
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Start of trail to Giessbach Waterfall
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Taking the boat is easier
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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To the right the Grand Hotel Giessbach starts to visible above the water fall
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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The waterfall
Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Istelwald and boat to Giessbach
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Boarding the boat again we can see the vilalge from where we will take the train to Rothorn, 2200 m high
We now take the steam-powered train, like in old days, up to the top of Rothorn with marvelous views

Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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Going up Rothorn
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A few pictures from the Aare canyon near Istelwald...but the last two pictures actually show the Rhinefalls near Schaffhausen

Canyons and waterfalls
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Canyons and waterfalls
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Canyons and waterfalls
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Canyons and waterfalls
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Canyons and waterfalls
Foto: H. Maurer
Canyons and waterfalls
Foto: H. Maurer