Thursday, November 4, 2010

Isenfluh, Switzerland and spiral tunnel!


A friend recommended that we stay in a town called Isenfluh. We drove up to it, but alas, everything was already booked. Here are some shots of the tiny town and view as well as a video on YouTube that someone took of the drive back down the mountain on the one lane road and through the spiral tunnel. Quite an adventure I tell you!
















8 comments:

dpamm said...

If you ever go back to Isenfluh, continue on up on a little rough road to the Cathy House. My husband's family built that house in the 1400's. The family name is Ammeter.

That area has a lot of historic significance. I believe it has been declared a historic site.

Nancy McD said...

I almost cried when I saw your post. My mother's family name was Ammeter. They came from Isenfluh. My husband and I visited there in the 80s and were fortunate enough to meet a cousin who lived in Biel. I'd love to chat with you about this! We live in Washington State.

Maya said...

Wow, I'm glad you both found my post! It is a beautiful area! It is great that you might be related in some way. I hope you get to chat!

BTW, I am also from WA state even though I am currently living in France. :-)

dpamm said...

Hi Nancy;

Just came back on this site. I sort of forgot I posted a comment. It would be great to get in touch with you to see where we all fit in the Ammeter picture. My husband's name is Dietrich and we live in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

Pat

Zaeppel said...

My name is Maja Blum and I live in Isenfluh. I think it's cool one with the name Maya was in Isenfluh times.
I live in the post office to see that several times on the images of the Virgin. The house is nearly 200 years old. I'm glad.

Maya said...

Maja, I am so glad you found my blog and photos! You are right, it is a wonderful coincidence! If we ever go up to Isenfluh again, I will try to find you in the Post Office. :-)

Arun said...

My name is Arun and I am from India and by chance me and my brother found Chalet Daheim and staying there (in fact writing from that house ...This place is amazing...Heard from the father of the owner that this house was built 150 years ago ...Also I am surprised there is not much info on the spiral tunnel - which is a good ideas as it does not scar the mountain with roads.

Also the little cable car take you upthe mountain where you can walk to Lake Sul (lake of the souls) ...amazing views ...but I did not have time and had small children and it had just snowed ...next time I hope to do that ...

I will check out cathy House before leaving - today is my last day here

Maya said...

Arun, that sounds fun. I would like to see the Lake of the Souls. Next time I go I will look for that!