2013 August

Saas Fee

Another day trip from Interlaken  -  once again, we  took the Kandersteg train and drove to Saas Fee.

Saas Fee a traffic free town, with alpine charm is sometimes called the Pearl of the Alps.  After parking the car in an enormous parking lot, you walk to the superfast cable car and go up to Felskinn.  There you change to MetroAlpin which is the highest subway in the world. It goes up to 3456 m.

 

The view of the town from the the cable car going up the mountain.

Metro Allalin

Summer skiing

Restaurant Allalin - The revolving restaurant provides  breathtaking views of 360°.  We had a lovely lunch and as always, our in house guide provided us with all kinds of knowledge - names and heights of almost all peaks surrounding us, the climbing difficulties, the back country skiing possibilities etc. 

 



 

After lunch we took a tour of the world's highest deepest ice cave. By going down a 70m. tunnel you reach the world's largest ice pavillion.  It is over 5,000 cubic meters large and offers many paths and caves, including a little chapel.