AARE, MEIRINGEN, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Aare apartment is a lovely, modern 1-bedroom apartment in the scenic, quaint, and convenient town of Meiringen.
Located on the ground floor of a lovely three-story house, the apartment consists of a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room with an electric fireplace and a flat-screen cable TV, and a double bedroom. The bathroom has a shower. The spacious south-facing terrace has places to eat and a small grill for outdoor cooking. There is a nice view of the famous Reichenbach Falls where Sherlock Holmes was killed by his archenemy.
The apartment is in an open part of Meiringen on the edge of farmland. However, 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, and the historic sites and parks of Meiringen. A pleasant footpath along the famed Aare River is very close at hand. The gondola station with service to the myriad hiking paths of the Hasliberg is about 15 minutes away.
The Leuthold family lives upstairs and is available to help if needed.
Occupancy: This property sleeps 1-4 people. | Disclaimer | Print Page
SLEEPINGOne bedroom with combined twin beds, plus a double sofa bed in the living room
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower
KITCHENFull kitchen with microwave and dishwasher
LAUNDRYWashing machine and dryer
ACCESSIBILITYGround floor, no steps
TRANSPORTATIONFlat 10-minute walk from train station
MINUSESNone that we can think of
PLUSESBright apartment, spacious terrace, location near Aare River
SPECIAL FEATURESSpacious terrace, Wi-Fi
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What's included with the Switzerland - Heartland Untour?
- 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. (Click for more information on 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.
- Local information and our Swiss Heartland Dream Book and Swiss Hiking Guide, both researched and written by Untours staff, chock-full of suggestions for scenic hiking trails and day trips.
- A local cultural activity, such as a visit to an alpine village, a guided city tour, or a visit to a traditional alpine cheese maker’s hut.
- A dinner party (selected dates only) or excursion with lunch.
- 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.
- Special savings for kids 15 and under on this Untour in qualifying apartments. Call for details.
Landlord or Host for Aare, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
The Leutholds, a retired couple, live upstairs and are available to help if needed. They speak a little English. Also your local Untours staff is just a phone call away.
Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Aare
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
Customer comments about Aare, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
"The apartment and location were outstanding with views of cascading waterfalls out every window. It was quiet and we enjoyed evenings on the patio with a glass of wine, sharing the days experience. The 10 minute walk to town and the train station were well worn by the time we left. Walkable to several local tourist sites. The apartment was spotless and fully equipped—even enjoyed a raclette dinner in our kitchen. Our hosts had a full selection of food waiting for us including several Swiss cheeses, a couple of loaves of bakery bread, and fruit. They were so friendly and helpful. Would stay again and definitely recommend it to others."
Jo Ann Huffman
"The apartment was very clean, beds were comfortable, plenty of the essentials needed for cooking, eating, and drinking."
Ratings for Aare, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||11|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||7|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||9||8|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||4|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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