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Monika Middle

Renovated second floor apartment

Stay in Swiss Heartland

The apartment is on the second floor of the 3-family house in an open part of Meiringen on the edge of farmland. Its quiet residential location seems isolated, yet it is only a 10 minute (flat) walk to the excellent train and bus transport, and to the main shopping street, lined with shops, churches, fine restaurants, entertainment, cafes, bakeries, historic sites and parks of Meiringen. From many directions, the fabled Reichenbach Falls can be seen plunging from the high, snowcapped Wetterhorn Range of Alps to the valley floor. The famed Aare River flows close to the chalet.

The apartment is spacious and furnished in a comfortable, modern style. The bright living room includes satellite TV, DVD, radio, parquet floors, as well as a wood-burning fireplace. You will delight in the chalet’s many high-end amenities, such as chef’s kitchen with a 4-burner flat-top stove with oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and even granite countertops.

Breakfast, coffee or a great book can be enjoyed in a number of different spots: at the bistro-style table in the kitchen, in the outdoor communal garden or under the large enclosed porch, on your own personal balcony or in a beautiful enclosed veranda whose panoramic windows lend the chalet its name. There is also a separate dining room with seating for 6 and fine marble floor.

A special treat is an oversized corner tub in the bathroom, ideal for a relaxing steam bath after a long day of sightseeing. The bathroom also has a separate stand-up shower. The bedrooms feature parquet floors. One has a queen-size bed, and the second one a trundle bed and a sleeping loft with a double bed.

Enjoy the large garden for communal use, outdoor seating (open and covered), games room, garden grill, and children’s play area. Washer and dryer are available for guest use at no charge.

This property is ideal in combination with the Lower and Upper apartments for families or groups of friends.

WiFi speed as of 6/4/20: 100 Mbps Down/50 Mbps Up


What's included

  • One or two weeks in a private Swiss apartment or chalet, often with spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Zurich, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for most arrivals at the Zurich airport, with detailed instructions that allow you to reach your village with ease.
  • An 8 or 15-day Swiss Rail Pass valid on trains, buses, lake ships; free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland.
  • An orientation session given by our very experienced local staff covering rail and sightseeing.
  • Our own guide App for the area full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions researched by UnTours staff.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Monika Middle

Meiringen, a bustling small town of 5,000, lies in a deep valley surrounded by high mountains, from which drop numerous spectacular waterfalls. Located on one of the most important and centuries-old trade routes through the Alps, Meiringen’s reputation as a tourist center started with Louis Agassiz’s scientific expedition to the Grimsel Pass in the nineteenth century and the coming of the car.

Today, it is the point of origin for more exciting Alpine bus trips than perhaps any town in Europe (Grimsel and Susten Passes, Rosenlaui and Grindelwald.) It is also the starting point for excursions to the famous Aare Gorge, formed during the last Ice Age, and the Reichenbach waterfalls. Michael’s Church is one of the most beautiful concert halls in central Europe and venue for an annual music festival in the summer.

Meiringen offers a great variety of restaurants, 2 large supermarkets, shops of all kinds, banks and ATMs, a fascinating local folk culture museum and excavations of ruins dating back to the first millennium.

If that’s not enough, an amazing number of walks, hikes and climbs originate within 30 minutes of the town and range from easy to challenging.

Meiringen is well situated as a central base for travel throughout Switzerland or as the starting point for excursions into the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland. Hourly rail service on the famed Brunig Pass line connects it in 35 minutes with the resort town of Interlaken and in 90 minutes with the city of Luzern.

"I can't imagine a more wonderful setting for our visit. Meiringen is a lovely town with accessibility to major cities. We went to Lausanne, Montreaux, Lucerne, Bern, Thun and Interlaken (many times), Murren and many points in between. What a great way to experience the cultures of Switzerland!" A. Cain


Landlord

The landlords live elsewhere in Switzerland. A caretaker will come to meet their guests and will be available if needed.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-4 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms; one with queen bed, one with trundle bed and a sleeping loft with a double bed

Bathrooms

1 with oversized corner bathtub and stand-up shower

Kitchen

Full eat-in kitchen, flat-top 4-burner stove w/oven, granite counter tops, bistro-style breakfast nook

Laundry

Washer and dryer in communal laundry room, no fee for use

Level

2nd floor

Accessibility

13 steps

Transportation

10-minute flat walk to train & bus station

Minuses

Pluses

Satellite TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, dishwasher, microwave, quiet location, garden use

Special Features

Satellite TV, DVD, radio, wood burning fireplace, sunroom, balcony, Wi-Fi


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Vickie Kelber

★★★★★

Chalet Monika Middle is a newly renovated apartment in a beautiful location overlooking fields and with a view of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls. The appliances are very modern, with the conveniences of microwave, dish washer, washer, and dryer. The satellite TV and WIFI are a real plus. There is a balcony for al fresco dining. The yard has roses and other flowers, as well as a small grape arbor.

Jim Cable

★★★★★

This was an exceptionally beautiful apartment we thought. Peter Jaun has taken great care to make sure this is a place of great comfort and functionality. We thought the location was fine and would stay there again if we can in the future.

Jim Cable

★★★★★

Chalet Monika Middle is a fully updated apartment in a original farmstead chalet which has been in the same family for at least a hundred years. It is a perfect place for convenience and connections to wherever we wanted to go.


Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Local transit pass
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

Meet our staff

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I greatly enjoy the diversity of my responsibilities at Untours, the company's values, and the opportunity to connect with people from other cultures.