Meiringen Things to Do

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    View from top of Sidelhorn
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    Bakerstreet 221b is in Meiringen

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a must for all fans of Sherlock Holmes : In der very centre of Meiringen you may see the world's first authentic replica of the living-room of Sherlock Holmes in Bakerstreet 221b. This replica was made according to the exlanations, given in the books and it includes all the small details beeing mentioned there. This room is shown in a small museum that includes plenty of other interesting Holmes-souvenirs, letters that were sent from all over the world to "Sherlock Holmes, Bakerstreet, London" etc.etc.etc.
    You really might get the feeling, Holmes was a real person, how else could they show his private things there...
    The Sherlock Holmes Museum is open
    May-September : Tue-Sun 01.30-06.00p.m.
    October-April: 04.30-06.00p.m.

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    Bike through the Haslital

    by iammon Written Sep 18, 2009

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    A very easy bike tour (28 km) on the ground of the valley of Hasli. From Meiringen go direction Balm/Unterbach along the canal to Brienz. There you can visit the Living Museum Jobin where you can learn about the traditional wood carving of the village. On the way back you can stop at the Ballenberg museum.

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    Tälli Klettersteig/ Via Ferrata

    by iammon Written Mar 26, 2008

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    This is the first via ferrata of Switzerland and still one of the longest (600m height difference, about 80m of ladders) and quite a hard one.

    You have to start at the Tällihut and hike for about an hour to the start of the via ferrata. Then its steep up the cliffs for some awesome views. It will be a long hike back to the hut afterwards. So this will be a full day tour (Bring heaps of water as it can get really hot in the wall). If you are lucky you will see some mountain goats on the top or way down.

    Good boots and proper climbing gear are a must.

    You can either drive up to the Tällihut by car or take the Tällibahn. You will not be able to miss the station from the mainroad up to Susten pass.

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    Sidelhorn Hike

    by iammon Written Mar 26, 2008

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    View from top of Sidelhorn

    Nice short hike up to the peak of Sidelhorn (2764 m) Hike difference is about 600m. Its an easy route however it is quite rocky.

    Starting point is the Grimselpass. Then at the Totensee follow the signs to Sidelhorn. Should take something more than a hour up and the same down.

    Don't do that hike before July as it might have too much snow.

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    Trift Hut Hike

    by iammon Written Mar 2, 2008

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    This is a stunning hike (about 8 hours round trip) along the Trift lake and some waterfalls. Highlight is the haning bridge you will have to cross (due to the climate change the glaciers melted and the route needed changes). Some ladders are build in as well. However no mountaineering experience is needed.

    The fist part of the hike can be done by cable car. Otherwise an app. additional three hours have to be added to the trip.

    The hut got renovated in fall 2007.

    During weekends you should be very early as only a very limited amount of people can be transported with the cable car.

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    Gelmer Hut Hike

    by iammon Written Mar 2, 2008

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    This is a nice 3 to 4 hour round trip to the Gelmer Hut along a little mountain lake and some waterfalls.

    First you take a exciting cable car trip. It's the steepest one arround!

    If you plan this trip on a weekend you will have to be there very early as only a certain amount of people will be transported up. You will also have to book your trip down. Of course you can as well walk up and down but then you would miss the fun of this ride.

    Check out the homepage: www.grimselwelt.ch
    It will give you the time schedule.

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    Hasli museum

    by yumyum Updated Sep 30, 2007

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    Hasli museum

    The Hasli museum is a local lore museum. It is next to the last old wooden houses which weren't destroyed in the various "Foehn" storms.

    The "Foehn" is a very warm wind that is created coming from the south over the alps which makes views crystal clear but it can also light fires and give people headaches.

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    Aareschlucht (Aare gorge)

    by yumyum Updated Sep 30, 2007

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    The Aareschlucht was a very alien place in the old times. No-one dared to brave it. In 1888 the paths were started to be built and in 1898 they were finished all the way through the gorge. In 1912 the evening lights were installed.

    The length of the gorge is 1400 meters, the highest rock face is 180 m and the narrowest spot between the rock faces is only one meter.

    I have visited the Aareschlucht for the third time in my life. The entry fee for adults is CHF 7.50. Make sure you grab the free leaflet at the cashiers.

    The opening times are:
    Beginning of April until 1st November daily (please check the first opening of the season on their website as it changes every year). The daily opening hours depend on the season but start at 9 am till 5 pm.

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    Main church

    by yumyum Written Sep 30, 2007

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    The evangelic-reformed church was first mentioned in 1231 but there are earlier traces. Visit the digging section below the church. Access is a staircase down outside the main entrance of the church. The church is consecrated to the holy Michael. Until 1476 it was the only church in the valley.

    The current church was built in 1684.

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    Eagle

    by rebibi Updated Jan 25, 2007

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    The highest point of this ski resort is only about 2433 m (7300 feet). 16 transport-installations take you up to the mountains. All the slopes (about 60 km) are easy or intermediate. The restaurant Alpentower is located at the highest point = Planplatten and offers a panoramic restaurant on the top floor and a showroom on the ground floor, where we saw this largest Crystal Eagle, made completely of local crystals. In this large alpinarium you can also see many other birds and animals in their natural surroundings.

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    The chapel of 1486

    by globetrott Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    next to the campanile in Meiringen you may see the tiny chapel of 1486 - it was first used as a bone-house and includes a small chapel on 1st floor.
    take a look inside, it looks really nice and is open for visitors without restrictions during the day. Something special there is the old harmonium and the great frescos around the windows - see my pictures !

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    the Sherlock-Holmes-museum in Meiringen

    by globetrott Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    The Sherlock-Holmes-Museum is a lot more than just the living-room of the famous dedective. Unfortunately you may not enter that living-room , but see it only through a glass-wall. Everything ther is arranged exactely like described in the book " Study in Scarlet" and it even includes the precious Stradivari, that Holmes bought for 45 Shillings at a flea-market in London... You may see his famous cap there, the medall that Dr.Watson got, because he participated in the 2nd war in Afgahanistan, a lot of letters that had been sent from people all over the world to Bakerstreet 221b.
    You may also see exhibits about Conan Doyle, a doctor who had to give up his profession for health-reasons and started to write about Sherlock Holmes in order to survive.
    Meiringen was his favorite place to go on vacation in Switzerland.

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    Museum der Landschaft Hasli

    by globetrott Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    Haslital is the local name of the valley around Meiringen and inside a beautiful old wooden building next to the church you may see the Hasli- & Naturmuseum Meiringen with plenty of exhibits about the life in the valley and in the alps high above it. There are also 150 different birds shown in the museum - a good chance to see rare birds from a short distance !
    The museum is open daily 03.00-06.00p.m.
    July&August also Monday-Friday 07.00-09.00p.m.
    FREE entrance, But donations are welcome !!

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    the church & campanile of Meiringen

    by globetrott Written Nov 16, 2005

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    The church of Meiringen was the very first church in the valley - the big church that you may see today dates back to 1684 but underneath it's wooden floor you will find remains of the very first church that was built at this place. Outside of the church you may enter the vaults under the church - free of charge and without restrictions during the day. Automatic lights will turn on, when you enter !
    The campanile / belltower was built seperately - quite unusual for a church in Switzerland !

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    the English chapel of Meiringen

    by globetrott Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    the English Chapel & museum
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    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.

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