• Bern
  • Best in Switzerland – Aareschlucht

    Tiina Kivelä

    This was soooo good. Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge) between Meiringen and Innertkirchen in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

    For over a year I lived in Interlaken, not far (appr. 30 min by train) from this awesome place, but never visited. (Interlaken really has that kind of first world problem, that of so many cool things to do in less than an hour train ride radius that one lifetime rarely is enough for experiencing all of it.)

    But finally, this weekend, motivated by the rainy gloomy weather, we took the train from Interlaken to Meiringen and walked to the Aareschlucht, one of the best things I’ve seen in Switzerland. Or well, one of the coolest things I’ve seen in whole Europe.

    The gorge, between Meiringen and Innertkirchen in the Haslital valley, includes about 1,4k  walking path (or 2,8km if both ways) by the wild river (glacial water) and extremely cool wonders (for 9chf entrance fee).

    And now I’ll let the pics speak for themselves.

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Ps.  The town on the other end of the gorge, Meiringen, is worth a stop too, with some Sherlock Holmes references and interesting history of local alpinists. Oh, and eat the meringue. Meiringen / meringue, you see…


    Where: Aareschlucht, Meiringen, Haslital, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland (map)

  • Bern
  • Sunday Breather – Velo Cafe Interlaken

    Tiina Kivelä

    Took a little breather and went to Interlaken for a long weekend getaway.

    Nah, who am I kidding. I had some things to do and sort out over there, so rather than a good breather, it was a hustle kinda break, including a bit of a disastrous bike transport across half the country and lots of rain. Nevertheless, past Sunday was more than relaxed in there, thanks to a beach hangout and Sunday afternoon coffee in the newest (and long waited) café in town, Velo Cafe Interlaken.

    Open every day (9am to 10pm), serving excellent coffee and drinks and homemade cakes (when a carrot cake is named rabbit cake I’m more than sold), having fixie on the wall and a nice little terrace – not to forget the overall looks seen in the pics – the café has very high hipster vibes. Sometimes though, hipster – or may I say well thought – is more than a good reason to love madly.

    Thanks for the coffee! Someday, I’ll be back for the after ride drink(s).

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä


    Where: Velo Cafe, Unionsgasse 10, Interlaken (map)