• Bern
  • Loading Batteries – Hiking Niederhorn To Habkern

    Tiina Kivelä

    Last Sunday, the last one in Berner Oberland before a three-week break. Had a dear (and fit) friend over and the situation just called for a good hike, this time from Niederhorn to Habkern. Luckily, the weather was also on our side and we had amazing and almost too warm sunny hike day before the typical July afternoon thunderstorm (during which we were already enjoying our well-deserved burgers and beers in Habkern).

    As the style goes, Scandinavian blondes did the trail 2/3 of the time suggested. Even with stopping for few pics and awwwws for the views. I still have problems believing the landscape is real and understanding I can call this place my home. What have I done to deserve this? So grateful, so damn grateful.

    Next time though I’d hike the trail the other way, starting from Habkern and ending in Niederhorn. Because uphills are way funnier than downhills. When hiking and life in general.

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina KIvelä

    Tiina Kivelä

    Where: Niederhorn to Habkern, map

  • Bern
  • Grazie Mille Schynige Platte

    Tiina Kivelä

    When the clouds are hanging below 2000m a.s.l. it’s an interesting idea to climb (in a cogwheel railway) high up to 1967m a. s. l. Everything becomes dreamy like – you’re head’s in the clouds, literally.

    So that was Schynige Platte today. No majestetic views I’ve heard of, nor marmots, but lot’s of tourists, families and a cute dog. I guess this is the tourist place and almost perfect place for hiking with kids and oldies, but I wasn’t as impressed as I was on Eiger Trail. I guess I’m just for more extreme, more challenges. And less tourists. Especially now when I can call myself local here, eh.

    But I have to say there’s something in these dreamy landscapes still.

    Tiina Kivelä

    Tiina Kivelä


    Location: Schynige Platte Berghotel & Restaurant