This photo was taken from the top of the Niederhorn in Beatenberg, a town located in the Bernerse Oberland of Switzerland.

I added some contrast to this photo and a little bit of saturation.

The story behind the photo: We bought one of those train/gondola/boat passes during our stay in Switzerland so you can travel several days for free and the other days at 50% off. On our last free day of travel we decided to go up to the Niederhorn anyway even though the weather wasn't at its best. But as it turned out, we got to see these beautiful sunrays.

Funny story though, on our first free travel day (when we went up to Jungfraujoch in the morning) we decided to go to the Niederhorn in the late afternoon near dinner time. We didn't realize that these gondola's were going to close around 6.00pm. At around 5.00pm we drove to Beatenberg, parked the car and went into the gondola station. We sat down in one of these funiculars and as it starts it goes down hill. I am looking at my husband and he's looking at me ... both of us are wondering why this thing is going down hill if we are suppose to go up to a mountain.

Well, we quickly realized we were going to Beatenbucht by Lake Thun (Thunersee) at the bottom of the mountain instead of the top of the Niederhorn. So, once we were at Beatenbuch we took the next funicular back up to the Beatenberg station and finally got onto the right gondola. Then we got off when the gondola stopped. We are looking around and thought to ourselves that there's not that much to see here. As we look around we see that this gondal is going further up the mountain. Darn, we got off too quickly...hahaha. By that time it was too late to go all the way up to the Niederhorn so we saved that trip for our last free travel day and this was our reward!

A little info on the Niederhorn: The Niederhorn (elevation 1950m /6,398 ft ) is a peak in the Swiss Alps in the Bernese Oberland near Beatenberg. From its summit, you can see Lake Thun and the entire Bernese Alps. An aerial cable car to the summit was completed in 1946 with a restaurant and children's playground at the top. Today the summit can be reached by the Seilbahnen Beatenberg-Niederhorn, a more modern gondola lift that runs from the village of Beatenberg, where it connects with the Thunersee-Beatenberg Bahn, a funicular with connections to the shipping services on Lake Thun.

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Ann

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