Every time our trip to Adelboden comes up these days, I can’t help but pitch to Tyler all over again the conviction that this magical place really is the secret home of all the world’s gnomes and hobbits. I mean, the Shire might have most halflings, but I know where they go on vacation. Adelboden.
Although most tourists come to this tiny Swiss town for skiing, we didn’t see a touch of snow or ice. But Adelboden, Switzerland has so much more to offer a visitor than a winter wonderland! In the summer months, you can experience it like a real local. Take the cable cars up to the tops of the mountains for a unbelievable view, drive the windy roads to say hello to the cows and sheep, and get neighborly with a farmer to perhaps get a tour of a small alpine chalet. And of course, you must take some time to stroll down the main street with shops selling everything from Swiss wood carvings to Swiss chocolate to Swiss cheese. You need the full Swiss experience.
So without further ado, some photos of Adelboden, Switzerland!