Sometimes the best things in life come unexpectedly. This is why I love travelling and not planning in too much detail into it. I would normally have a rough idea or two of what I want to do in a city, leaving room for surprises.
When we planned the trip to Interlaken, I did not know what we would do in the city itself apart from heading to Jungfraujoch early in the morning for the second day.
So in the afternoon, we decided to take the Thunersee Lake Cruise departing from Interlaken West. The journey itself was beautiful, cruising along beautiful mountains and cottages nestled along the slopes.
But what was waiting at the end of the journey was equally wonderful. I had never even heard of Thun before this. When we took the train from Bern to Interlaken, I only brushed it off as one of the train stations in the middle of nowhere. However, it was actually a pretty little town with population of about 42,000 people. There were hardly any international tourists there – it seemed much more widely popular with the locals.
I would not say that there were incredibly a lot of things to do, but small towns are meant for you to just wander around aimlessly.
Well for us, the only mission we had was to find a nice place to sit down for dinner, and of course was pleasantly surprised to spot this beautiful bridge where some young lad was doing some form of cable skiing.
And it felt quite magical to look up and see a castle emerging out of nowhere.
And to add icing to the cake, we did find the perfect place to have dinner after exploring the different alleys and passageways. At the back of the Rathaus, in a quiet corner by the river, there was an amazing Italian place which served delicous pizzas and pastas.
I was introduced to Rivella too, which is a popular soft drink in Switzerland made of milk! (Although on hindsight, it is not a good idea to order that in a restaurant since all drinks other than beer are normally grossly overpriced).
Nevertheless, mission accomplished! 😀