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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Kade

The Aareschlucht and the unique train stop

Updated: Sep 3, 2022

Michael and I had dinner with Tanya, Syrena and Manuel tonight.

During the day, Michael and I went to the Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge). As it was warm, humid, and "sticky", the walk through the gorge was a welcome relief.

"The Aare Gorge formed thousands of years by the Aare Glacier. Quiet splashing, loud roaring, glacial water, glacial mills, limestone formations. Discover, feel and experience a natural wonder up close. Safely experience geology and glaciology through tunnels and over footbridges. Refreshing on hot summer days and an attractive and changing natural spectacle in any weather."

"The Aare Gorge is a 1400m (4593 ft) long and 200m (656 ft) deep natural wonder. It is located in the Haslital at the foot of the Grimsel and Susten passes. The imposing gorge can be easily and safely hiked through in around an hour via footbridges and through tunnels. With its constantly cool temperature, the Aare Gorge is a natural refreshment destination on nice, hot days. When it rains, the gorge is impressive with its mysticism and the sometimes larger water masses. The all-weather destination is open from early April to November 1st. The Haslital is one of the large transverse valleys of the Alps. It stretches from the Grimsel Pass to Lake Brienz. The flat valley floor of the lower valley is separated from the upper valley by an imposing rock ledge called "Kirchet". Over tens of thousands of years, the Aare has eroded a course through the limestone cliffs of the "Kirchet", creating the Aare Gorge, which is only 1 to 2 meters (6.5ft) wide in places.

There is a nice play area by the parking lot.

They have these signs to try and keep children from becoming bored as they walk through the gorge.

Citronella is a 7 year old girl who lives in the village. She wants you to find the "dragonworms" that live in the gorge.

There are 5 dragonworms, the father, mother and three children throughout the gorge. You have to try and find them and answer the questions they ask.


Papa is asking what his favorite food is. Is it a snail, chocolate cake or a forest berry?

The solution

Everything is ready for a wonderful picnic

This is a stop on demand station.

You can hear the wind being pushed before the train. Swooooooooosh. The tracks are in the mountain. The doors open and you climb aboard. It's pretty cool.

The tunnel is totally in the dark.

Michael and I met them at the Grand Victoria Jungfrau's Ristorante e Pizzeria Sapori. Gorgeouss restaurant!! Delicious food.

Syrena is a beautiful young lady. She is growing up too fast.

Tanja, Syrena, Manuel

Tasty pizza!

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