04 March 2009

Lake Thun (Switzerland) Region in winter

In late February, Switzerland experienced a last downpour of snow for the winter. No exception in the Region of Beatenberg high above the lake of Thun. Fritz Bieri, a nature photographer captured the following scenes on one of his walks. He has a fabulous web site with lots more pictures of this beautiful place on earth. To visit his web site, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
Lots of snow is putting pressure on the roofs of houses

Driveways to properties have to be cleared

Snow ploughs clear roads to make them drivable

Fritz Bieri's own driveway has to be cleared

Fairy-tale pictures on the Niederhorn mountain above lake Thun

Fairy-tale views on the Niederhorn mountain above lake Thun

Walking through deep snow is difficult but worthwhile

Riding up to the Niederhorn on the early gondolas
offers a great sight, as the snow will not last too
long in the sunshine

One has to be careful with fresh snow, as it could
collapse which could land you much nearer the lake

Fabulous view towards Thun

The trees are carrying a heavy weight

Winter can offer wonderful views

Sled and walkways have been cleared

A descend on a sled is a great experience

And still the snow keeps falling

To visit Fritz Bieri's wonderful web site, 


  1. I'd love to be able to walk with him and experience those beautiful views.

  2. Hoi Bill. Ja, usgseh tuet dä Schnee ja scho guet, wunderschön zum luege und wott ja scho wieder cho schneie, am Donnschtig u Frytig - u ig ha gmeint äs chömm jtz de dr Früehlig...! Mir wei wieder warm ha u Blueme u grüeni Böim ne länge Winter heimer scho lang nümme ka! Bill hesch du eigentlech mis Mail übercho? Hane Mäldig zruggübercho, dass dini Mailbox full isch? Ha dr drum no zum Geburi gratuliert...vili liebi Grüess us dr Schwyz Marianne & Stefan Böhlen

  3. Whoopee! I think that has inspired us to take a trip back to Switzerland Bill...amazing photos. I wonder if we could live there for a few months. Hmmmm. Son-in-law.

  4. WOW! What amazing photographs! It makes me really want to go walking in the alps in winter!!!!! Maybe we should pop over at Easter....

  5. oooh Just saw what Son-in-law wrote! YES let's go! I'll start alphorn lessons...

  6. If there's only one place on earth that I could go to and live it would be Switzerland. And then everyone tells me that wouldn't be good because of high taxes and...blahblahblah. I think it would be heaven on earth. So beautiful. I need to meet somebody 'single' from there. Hmmmmmm.....

  7. All that lovely snow looks pretty good from a hot and sweaty Northern Territory perspective!

  8. I love your photographs - the snow look so heavy and wet - perfect for snowmen!

    I wonder if looking at these make you feel a respite from the heat?


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