Alpbachstrabe 8, Meiringen, 3860, Switzerland
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Lungern See. On the way to Luzern
Remo and me at Gelmersee, ready for the rain
The ride is behind the power lines.
Travel Tips for Meiringen
Merinques were invented in Meiringen
Merinques is a special kind of desert, it originated here in Meiringen and of course you may get it all over Switzerland. In 1600 A.D. a confectioner named Gasparini invented that crispy pastry that consists mainly of beaten egg-white, a lot of sugar and maybe some extra flavors. The merinque will then be put in the oven untill it gets dry and crispy.
When you order Merinque in a restaurant it will be served with a lot of whipped cream and mostly it is hard to tell, what is the merinque and what is the cream.
Merinque is upon request also served in combination with chestnut-mousse and/or icecream or fresh fruits. I am ot a real fan of Merinque so I did not taste it at my last visit in Meiringen.
For the Guinness-book-of-records the world's biggest merinque was produced 1985 in Meiringen : 2,5 meters long, 1,5 meters wide and 1 meter high
HOMES IN THE AREA
HASLIBERG - REUTI IS A VERY RURAL COMMUNITY. IT IS NOT ONE OF THE TOURISTY SPOTS EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE SOME HOTELS AND RENTALS IN THE AREA. WE LIKED BEST BEING ABLE TO TAKE WALKS ON THE QUIET NARROW ROADS AND ENJOY THE ARCHITECTURE OF SO MANY OF THE TYPICAL SWISS CHALETS. HOMES ARE WELL MAINTAINED WITH FLOWERS EVERYWHERE.
the English chapel of Meiringen
Directely at Conan-Doyle-Square you may see the tiny English chapel. The church itself is not very special from inside, except for the Sherlock-Holmes-Museum in its cellar and a carved trunk in front of it, showing "Triichlen" - a local custom taking place each year between december 26th and end of the year, it is a parade of people with strange costumes and masks, accompanied with music and dancers.
Hotel Rosenlaui near Meiringen
If you find yourself in or near Meiringen, do youself a favor and visit the Hotel Rosenlaui for an elegant dinner meal and/or spend the night.
The owner's husband is a chef and the meal was exquisite! And if you stay there the sound of the brook flowing past absolutely sings you to sleep.
To get there take the road from Meiringen leading to the Reichenbach Falls (signs might also say Grosse Scheidegg). It has the usual hairpin turns and runs most of the way through a dark forest, but it's worth it!
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