Sketch of houses amongst the trees in Grindelwald, Switzerland

My first visit to Switzerland was in June 2013 and here are a few sketches that I did whilst in this stunning country.

Montreux area

We started our journey in Montreux and our Hotel was very close to Chateau de Chillon, and with the excellent value Tourist Card we visited many places around and about. We jumped on a funicular from Territet to Glion, where we explored the Glion alps. This was our first taste of Switzerland, with the wooden houses amongst the mountains and valleys. The tourist card meant we could travel on the train up the mountain as far as Hauts de Caux. Other places around Montreux that we able to visit with the card was Vevey, and even as far as Les Avants, it was super value.

Interlake area

The next part of our journey took us to Interlaken and the breathtaking mountain scenery. The most memorable mountains of Eiger, Monch and Junfrau dominate this area. Using our half price rail card we visited Grindelwald, Wengen, Murren, all of which were just stunning, and the best was the trip up to the Jungraujoch. We spent 3 days in this area that gave us a glimpse which was enough to wet our appetite for another time.

Lucerne area

From there we went onto Lucerne, where we visited Flüelen, Isleten, Bauen and Weggis. Unfortunately the weather was quite damp and it was not conducive to sitting outside, so I couldn’t sit and sketch as much as I would have liked. Luckily it brightened up in the evening, so I did manage to sketch the very memorable Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.

After the visit I feel in love with Switzerland and we have been back several times. You might like to look at my sketches from our holiday in September 2016.