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The Semi-Complete Shooters Guide to: Berner Oberland (Part 1)

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as seen from Männlichen, Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Here’s my dilemma: I have too many good photos from the Berner Oberland for one post.

This has little to do with me and my photography skills. It has everything to do with the extreme beauty of the area. Never before have I been anywhere as dramatic and scenic as this alpine region smack in the middle of Switzerland. We spent almost an entire week here, and it still wasn’t enough. Every day was different, and we kept moving, but even then, I can’t pretend that I am a fountain of definitive photography knowledge on the area.

But what I did learn, I’m putting here, so hopefully there are a few kernels of insight.

In full disclosure, I ran out of time (and money) in the valley to shoot the following areas: Interlaken, Brienzsee, Thunersee, Jungfraujoch, Shilthorn/Piz Gloria, Schynige Platte, Gimmelwald, Grindelwald, First/Bachalpsee and — tops on my Unfinished Business List — Hinteres Lauterbrunnental.

That’s a ton. In fact, if you are reading this because you are researching a vacation in the area, it may sound like I didn’t see any of the big sights. Not true. There’s just simply that much to see and shoot in the Berner Oberland.

This post covers the following subjects:

  • The Lauterbrunnen Valley
  • The Jungfrau
  • The Jungfraubahn

Part 2 will cover:

  • The Eiger
  • The Mönch
  • Staubbach Falls
  • Mürren
  • Swiss life
  • Cows, cows, and more cows.

I’ve included a Google Map of these places — and where I took these images — at the bottom of this post.

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