Weekend in the Swiss Alps

Jenna

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I visited the Swiss Alps for a weekend of snow, cheese and chocolate. Organized through Bus2Alps, this trip was epic!

Balmers Hostel

Balmers Hostel, Hauptstrasse, Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland

My first hostel experience was hosted by Balmers Hostel, and it set the bar high. Very nice staff, clean rooms and semi private bathrooms. The best part of staying here was the nightclub in the basement. Interlaken is a small town, and the Balmers Club was the spot for traveling students. Plus, residents of the hostel were hooked up with free admission and drink deals.

Photo Op on Lake Brienz

Lake Brienz, Interlaken District, Switzerland

The first thing we did was go for a nice walk along Lake Brienz, which led us to a breathtaking photo op. This was the most beautiful view I'd ever seen!

Exploring Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

The capital of Switzerland was a quick bus trip away, and SO worth every minute! I loved exploring the designer boutiques, the chocolate shops and seeing the oldest clocktower in Europe!

Chocolate Wasted

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Storchengasse, Zürich, Switzerland

One of the most famous chocolatiers, Teuscher doesn't disappoint when it comes to Swiss Chocolate. How cute are the mini chocolate animals? The champagne truffles are a must have!

Night Sledding

Interlaken, Switzerland

This was the BEST experience I had in Switzerland! After a (slightly terrifying) drive up to the mountain, we took a gondola to the top. Then we sled down! This was an experience unlike any other, I loved it!

 

Balmers Hostel

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Balmers Hostel, Hauptstrasse
My first hostel experience was hosted by Balmers Hostel, and it set the bar high. Very nice staff, clean rooms and semi private bathrooms. The best part of staying here was the nightclub in the basement. Interlaken is a small town, and the Balmers Club was the spot for traveling students. Plus, residents of the hostel were hooked up with free admission and drink deals.
 

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Photo Op on Lake Brienz

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Lake Brienz, Interlaken District
The first thing we did was go for a nice walk along Lake Brienz, which led us to a breathtaking photo op. This was the most beautiful view I'd ever seen!
 

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Exploring Zurich

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Zürich, Switzerland
The capital of Switzerland was a quick bus trip away, and SO worth every minute! I loved exploring the designer boutiques, the chocolate shops and seeing the oldest clocktower in Europe!
 

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Chocolate Wasted

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Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Storchengasse
One of the most famous chocolatiers, Teuscher doesn't disappoint when it comes to Swiss Chocolate. How cute are the mini chocolate animals? The champagne truffles are a must have!
 

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Night Sledding

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Interlaken, Switzerland
This was the BEST experience I had in Switzerland! After a (slightly terrifying) drive up to the mountain, we took a gondola to the top. Then we sled down! This was an experience unlike any other, I loved it!
 

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