Meiringen is a small town near Interlaken, we stayed there for three nights while we traveled southern Switzerland. We were there during off season so many of the attractions were closed, what we did see however did impress. To start there was a market on the street where we were staying. Here we struggled to speak to locals, most of whom only spoke german. Next we went to Aaerschlucht Gorge.
The the path along the gorge weaves in and out of the side of the rock.
At its most narrow the gorge is about 1 meter
At its largest, the gorge is close to 40 meters wide and there are waterfalls coming off the walls at certain spots.
Even in Switzerland we found part of the war. During World War II they dug a dormitory cavern in to the side of this gorge. It was designed to fit up to 185 people and was supposed to be quite luxurious, however nobody ever spent time there. There is an eagle carved in to the rock beside the doors of the cavern.
After the gorge we went back in to town. Meiringen is very well known as the “final” battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, so we just had to take a walk up to the waterfall where this famous battle took place. The walk to the falls was up a winding road, through some farmers fields (where cows are kept in with tape?), and by some sheep.
Once we got to the top we found some memorabilia from the sherlock club.
And of course, before we left Meiringen we had to try some meringue, which apparently is named after the town.