Michaela Merz


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Grindelwald – 50 years Pfingsteggbahn


The Pfingsteggbahn cable railway is celebrating its 50th anniversary on 2 July 2017.   The prices are the same as in 1967: Fr. 3.60 single, Fr 5.40 return. A bargain. Everything else is free: the view of the Eiger, the mountain air, friendly and down to earth locals, a calmness that is missing in city dwellers, the fantastic view down to the valley, the toboggan run, the play area, the bells of small goats grazing, the mountain bar and perhaps a few yodlers practicing. Continue reading


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Christmas present


750086_web_R_K_B_by_Tim Reckmann_pixelio.deIt is easy to give presents to children as long as they are small. The best is the time when they still believe that there is a third power bringing the presents. The Christ child, Santa Claus or the Easter bunny. There is just joy and enthusiasm. It is simply wonderful and incredibly beautiful to watch how a child enjoys. Continue reading


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The forgotten wedding anniversary


My father, almost 80 years old, had forgotten the wedding anniversary. That happens every now and then because my parents got married at Easter. Easter is easy to remember but since it is every year at a different date, it is not very helpful as mnemonic.  Continue reading