Switzerland - Trift Bridge Adventure

Trift Hanging Bridge, Gadmen, Switzerland
Trift Hanging Bridge, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
Tritbahn Cable Car Staion, between Nessental - Gadmen, Switzerland
Tritbahn Cable Car Staion, between Nessental - Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
Tritbahn Cable Car Staion, between Nessental - Gadmen, Switzerland
Tritbahn Cable Car Staion, between Nessental - Gadmen, Switzerland | Source

Planning the Sunday Excursion

I was just hearing the Switzerland weather forecast in the radio as i took a cup of coffee, sitting in our dining room.

It was about 9:00 a.m. in the morning, i was alone in the house with my dog Benda.

I pulled the curtains to the side of the broad glas door and sat down in my favorite bamboo rocking chair as i looked outside enjoying and admiring the beautiful colorful flowers in my garden and the bright green grass.

My cooffee was good. I always took a big cup with 2 portions of coffee with a little milk and 2 teaspoon of sugar.

I was thinking about an excursion with my family upon hearing the warm sunny weather the whole week through..

I called my sister by phone and asked her about taking a family adventure together, hiking to the Trift Bridge.

The idea was perfect!! my sister invited us to come on Saturday and stay overnight so we could start our journey early in the morning. They live in Innertkirchen and their house is just 10 minutes ride to the Station Triftbahn "Underi Trift".

I discussed the excursion to the hanging bridge with my family that night and it turned out to be an interesting idea to spend a nice weekend together.





Innertkirchen - My Sister's Family Hometown

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View from the garden, Innertkichen, SwitzerlandRomantic corner of the gardengrilling meat, chicken and barbecue for dinner in the gardenfamily picturealpine view from the gardenthe fireplace in the garden
View from the garden, Innertkichen, Switzerland
View from the garden, Innertkichen, Switzerland | Source
Romantic corner of the garden
Romantic corner of the garden | Source
grilling meat, chicken and barbecue for dinner in the garden
grilling meat, chicken and barbecue for dinner in the garden | Source
family picture
family picture | Source
alpine view from the garden
alpine view from the garden | Source
the fireplace in the garden
the fireplace in the garden | Source

My Sister's Place

We arrived at about 16: pm in Innertkirchen, made a stop over in Interlaken and took a short walk along the river for Benda to make her business, It was a nice enjoyable walk, lots of dogs, people and children around.

My sister and her family have a chalet wooden house, a typical Swiss house with a big veranda, lots of hanging geranium flowers. The garden is cozy with a fire basket lawn chairs, nice romantic garden, furnitures with flowers and plants around.

We ate grill of meat, chicken, vegetables, green mix salad, tomato mozarella salad, dessert, etc.

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day, making grill in the garden, talking, playing cards and laughing together with the family.

We did not stay late that night for we have to wake up early the next morning.


Riding up with the Trift Cable Car

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view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland - waterfalls
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland - waterfalls | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way | Source
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way
view from the Trift cable car, Gadmen, Switzerland end station going down through the stair way | Source

Trift Bridge Hiking Excursion

We arrived at the Triftbahn station at about 9:00 a.m,, from "Nessental, Triftbahn", continued to Triftbahn cablecar. It is better to start earlier in the morning before 10:00 a.m. to avoid long waiting hours on a long line of people.The station could also be reached with a Bus from Meiringen directing Sustenpass to "Nessental, Triftbahn", to Triftbahn (cable car).

The technical requirements, hiking difficulty, and physical fitness ability is mild.

The hiking per way is 2.8 kilometers, about 1 1/2 hours. For beginners it would take almost 2 hours.

The ideal months for hiking is from June to Oktober.

On our way we made a break for our breakfast picnic. We sat down on the rocks and enjoyed the mild sunrays. We had bread, salami, ham, mountain cheese, fruits, enough beverages.

After the breakfast, we continued our hiking with beautiful alpine sceneries. Lots of alpine plants, flowers, waterfalls along the way reaching the hanging bridge at noontime.

We admire the spectacular view of the footbridge, the glacier, the lake and mountains. Stepping and walking through the footbridge is amazing and breath taking looking down the deep distance to the top.

During the warm climate, the Triffglaciers are melting. One can see the alpine club Triftchalet, A few years ago one could reach the hut by walking through the glacier tongue. The banging bridge was built on the model of the Nepalese three rope bridges in 2004 because the Glacier is no longer sufficiently high enough. In 2009, the Triftbr├╝cke became a tourist attraction and was renovated to make it safer and accessible bridge. Triftbr├╝cke is one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps.

There are 2 hiking ways to choose. One is shorter and very slanting, the other is good for the beginners, a bit longer but more comfortable and not so exhausting, At the beginning, after the starting point , the hiking passage is exhausting going and climbing up, the rest is pleasant. The way back is easier going down.

It was a nice hiking adventure, one has to be in good condition to walk.

Ready to Start Hiking on Our Way to the Trftbridge

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Trift water catchment...end station of teh trift cable cartoilet break, ready to hikeBenda oue dog is getting ready for a new hiking adventureplace to take a little snack from the bargoing uppassing the creek freezing in the month of Junenice view of the little creek with ice formation, wonderful sight....on our marchpassing the wooden bridge...not allowed to stop..got to hurry up...dangerous...the water might get high with strong current...hearing the sounds of the strong water current passing bybeautiful scenery of wild natureon our way...looking back at the cable car stationon our way...viewing the cable car station a bit far behind..starting to climb up...very exhausted...the warm sunrays penetrating ...strting to perspire...made a break from to time...taking a deep breath...reaching the higher levelat last time to take a break again under the sgade of the rock...the alpine roses flowers around...lovely and colorful...a souvenir picture...withe alpine roses as background...second part of climbing and hikingbeautiful alpine panoramabenda enjoying the excursionBenda drinking fresh cold water from the natural springencountering some lambswonderful viewstaking our packed breakfast...good idea making picnic.. a longer break after the exhaustion...little glacierwe decided to take the left path...views of the rocky and green alpine mountainsnice viewslucky we choosed the left path for we passed by amazing sceneries of glaciers, the creek below us, alpine, alp flowers alp plants, some animals , waterfalls, etc.on our way...on our waywaterfallsa nice shot...another waterfallsthe little creek below with some glaciersthe little creek below with some glaciersthe little creek below with some glaciersthe little creek below with some glaciersmountain views, Switzerlandmountain views, Switzerlandmountain views, Switzerlandmountain views, Switzerlandfilling the bottle with water...fresh to drink...Benda's enjoying..refreshing herself...glacierglacier
Trift water catchment...
Trift water catchment... | Source
end station of teh trift cable car
end station of teh trift cable car | Source
toilet break, ready to hike
toilet break, ready to hike | Source
Benda oue dog is getting ready for a new hiking adventure
Benda oue dog is getting ready for a new hiking adventure | Source
place to take a little snack from the bar
place to take a little snack from the bar | Source
going up
going up | Source
passing the creek freezing in the month of June
passing the creek freezing in the month of June | Source
nice view of the little creek with ice formation, wonderful sight....
nice view of the little creek with ice formation, wonderful sight.... | Source
on our march
on our march | Source
passing the wooden bridge...not allowed to stop..got to hurry up...dangerous...the water might get high with strong current...
passing the wooden bridge...not allowed to stop..got to hurry up...dangerous...the water might get high with strong current... | Source
hearing the sounds of the strong water current passing by
hearing the sounds of the strong water current passing by | Source
beautiful scenery of wild nature
beautiful scenery of wild nature | Source
on our way...looking back at the cable car station
on our way...looking back at the cable car station | Source
on our way...viewing the cable car station a bit far behind..
on our way...viewing the cable car station a bit far behind.. | Source
starting to climb up...
starting to climb up... | Source
very exhausted...
very exhausted... | Source
the warm sunrays penetrating ...strting to perspire...
the warm sunrays penetrating ...strting to perspire... | Source
made a break from to time...taking a deep breath...
made a break from to time...taking a deep breath... | Source
reaching the higher level
reaching the higher level | Source
at last time to take a break again under the sgade of the rock...
at last time to take a break again under the sgade of the rock... | Source
the alpine roses flowers around...lovely and colorful...
the alpine roses flowers around...lovely and colorful... | Source
a souvenir picture...withe alpine roses as background...
a souvenir picture...withe alpine roses as background... | Source
second part of climbing and hiking
second part of climbing and hiking | Source
beautiful alpine panorama
beautiful alpine panorama | Source
benda enjoying the excursion
benda enjoying the excursion | Source
Benda drinking fresh cold water from the natural spring
Benda drinking fresh cold water from the natural spring | Source
encountering some lambs
encountering some lambs | Source
wonderful views
wonderful views | Source
taking our packed breakfast...good idea making picnic.. a longer break after the exhaustion...
taking our packed breakfast...good idea making picnic.. a longer break after the exhaustion... | Source
little glacier
little glacier | Source
we decided to take the left path...
we decided to take the left path... | Source
views of the rocky and green alpine mountains
views of the rocky and green alpine mountains | Source
nice views
nice views | Source
lucky we choosed the left path for we passed by amazing sceneries of glaciers, the creek below us, alpine, alp flowers alp plants, some animals , waterfalls, etc.
lucky we choosed the left path for we passed by amazing sceneries of glaciers, the creek below us, alpine, alp flowers alp plants, some animals , waterfalls, etc. | Source
on our way...
on our way... | Source
on our way
on our way | Source
waterfalls
waterfalls | Source
a nice shot...
a nice shot... | Source
another waterfalls
another waterfalls | Source
the little creek below with some glaciers
the little creek below with some glaciers | Source
the little creek below with some glaciers
the little creek below with some glaciers | Source
the little creek below with some glaciers
the little creek below with some glaciers | Source
the little creek below with some glaciers
the little creek below with some glaciers | Source
mountain views, Switzerland
mountain views, Switzerland | Source
mountain views, Switzerland
mountain views, Switzerland | Source
mountain views, Switzerland
mountain views, Switzerland | Source
mountain views, Switzerland
mountain views, Switzerland | Source
filling the bottle with water...fresh to drink...Benda's enjoying..refreshing herself...
filling the bottle with water...fresh to drink...Benda's enjoying..refreshing herself... | Source
glacier
glacier | Source
glacier
glacier | Source

Reaching the Trift Hanging Bridge

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The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerlandat last we saw teh Trift bridge.one more break before reaching the Trift hanging bridge,getting closer....few steps up...at last we reached the Trift bridge...viewview...upon reaching the bridge, people put stone over the stone...viewThe Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland Benda walking through and back the bridge.more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerlandmore information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerlandthe Trift hanging bridge, SwitzerlandThe Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info standThe Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info standlake below the Trift bridgelake below the Trift bridge and the Glacier behindTrift bridge, Switzerlandlake and the glacier...few years ago is the glacier bigger...and now continues melting during warm climate.alpine flowerglacier in Trift...viewThe Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland view below the bridgeview below the bridgeTrift bridge, SwitzerlandTrift bridge, SwitzerlandTrift bridge, SwitzerlandTrift bridge, Switzerlandbeautiful nature landscapebeautiful nature landscape stone gardenbeautiful nature landscape stone gardenBenda on our way back...on our way back to the cable caron our way backice meltingice meltinggoing down...taking icream in the snack bar of Trift cable car station
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
at last we saw teh Trift bridge.
at last we saw teh Trift bridge. | Source
one more break before reaching the Trift hanging bridge,
one more break before reaching the Trift hanging bridge, | Source
getting closer....
getting closer.... | Source
few steps up...
few steps up... | Source
at last we reached the Trift bridge...
at last we reached the Trift bridge... | Source
view
view | Source
view...upon reaching the bridge, people put stone over the stone...
view...upon reaching the bridge, people put stone over the stone... | Source
view
view | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland Benda walking through and back the bridge.
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland Benda walking through and back the bridge. | Source
more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
 more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
more information of the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
the Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info stand
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info stand | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info stand
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland fot of info stand | Source
lake below the Trift bridge
lake below the Trift bridge | Source
lake below the Trift bridge and the Glacier behind
lake below the Trift bridge and the Glacier behind | Source
Trift bridge, Switzerland
Trift bridge, Switzerland | Source
lake and the glacier...few years ago is the glacier bigger...and now continues melting during warm climate.
lake and the glacier...few years ago is the glacier bigger...and now continues melting during warm climate. | Source
alpine flower
alpine flower | Source
glacier in Trift...
glacier in Trift... | Source
view
view | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland
The Trift hanging bridge, Switzerland | Source
view below the bridge
view below the bridge | Source
view below the bridge
view below the bridge | Source
Trift bridge, Switzerland
Trift bridge, Switzerland | Source
Trift bridge, Switzerland
Trift bridge, Switzerland | Source
Trift bridge, Switzerland
Trift bridge, Switzerland | Source
Trift bridge, Switzerland
Trift bridge, Switzerland | Source
beautiful nature landscape
beautiful nature landscape | Source
beautiful nature landscape stone garden
beautiful nature landscape stone garden | Source
beautiful nature landscape stone garden
beautiful nature landscape stone garden | Source
Benda on our way back...
Benda on our way back... | Source
on our way back to the cable car
on our way back to the cable car | Source
on our way back
on our way back | Source
ice melting
ice melting | Source
ice melting
ice melting | Source
going down...
going down... | Source
taking icream in the snack bar of Trift cable car station
taking icream in the snack bar of Trift cable car station | Source

Trift Bridge Switzerland

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