There are so many good reasons to visit this alpine restaurant it's hard to choose one for the top of the list. For me it was the summer journey from Interlaken, through the 'valley of seven waterfalls' and up the 10,000 foot mountain on a series of trains, funiculars and cable cars, each with a view wider and brighter than the last. There are plenty of places to get off and use your legs, but I enoyed the ride so much that my walking boots never hit the path.
The Piz Gloria restaurant sits at the top, revolving gently through 360 degrees, so your mouthfuls of rosti, buttery pastries and coffee are interrupted by gasps and gulps as the gleaming peaks of two hundred mountains are rolled out before you.
If you're there early enough, you can even have a 007 buffet breakfast - this was the baddie's lair in the film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.
Interlaken is a small town stuck in the middle of the Alps. While backpacking across Europe I inevitably ended up there in the Funny Farm. It's a hostel where you can basically sky dive, bungee jump, hang glide, paraglide, go canoyning and more, all in the same day.
Lots of nice mountain huts and chalets open to the end of Sept. Many marked trails next to glaciers, open alpine pasture and forest.
Lots of train connections to Interlaken from Geneva, Basal etc. Take a local train to Wilderswill, Gridevald etc.
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