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Bernese Oberland Gazetteer

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There is probably nowhere else in the world where you can get quite as close to the foot of high mountains by car or public transport.

And possibly nowhere else with such a diversity of forms of public transport in such a small area: rack railways, gondola cable ways, cable cars, funicular railways and not forgetting the post buses with their fabulous horns.

Surprisingly, when I visited food and drink were as cheap if not cheaper than in the UK, but the transport, although superb, was as expensive if not more so.

Alpine Bird Park (Alpenvogelpark)

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Kantonbern Map

Last Visited: 2006

Situated at Ischboden near the top of the Grosse Scheidegg pass, this small bird park specialises in the care of injured mountain birds.

The Snowy Owls were a particular favourite of mine.

One of them spent the whole time wandering round muttering, whilst the others looked on uncomprehendingly.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Alpenvogelpark
      Official site only in Swiss German.
      https://www.alpenvogelpark.ch/

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