PANORAMA UPPER, MEIRINGEN, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
This split level apartment is on the third floor of the 3-family house in an open part of Meiringen on the edge of farmland. It's 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, a fine mix of wood and marble floors, as well as a wood-burning fireplace. You will delight in the chalet’s many high-end amenities, such as modern kitchen with a 4-burner flat-top stove with oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and even granite countertops. Enjoy dining with panorama views with seating for 6 and fine marble floors or on your personal balcony.
A special treat is an oversized corner soaking tub in the bathroom, ideal for a relaxing steam bath after a long day of sightseeing. The marble and slate bathroom also has a separate stand-up shower. The 2 bedrooms are stylishly decorated. One queen room is located on main level and the second queen room must be accessed by an 8 step ladder.
Enjoy the large garden for communal use, outdoor seating (open and covered), games room, garden grill, and childern play area. Washer and dryer are available for guest use at no charge.
This property is ideal in combination with the Lower and Middle apartments for families or groups of friends.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms; both with queen beds, 1st bedroom on main level, 2nd bedroom is located on the 2nd level of apartment which must be accessed by step ladder. Extra single bed on upper open loft available upon special request.
BATHROOMS1 with oversized corner bathtub and stand-up shower
KITCHENFlat-top 4-burner stove, special Swedish oven, microwave, granite counter tops
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer in communal laundry room, no fee for use
TRANSPORTATION10-minute flat walk to train & bus station
MINUSESNo phone, ladder access to loft and 2nd bedroom.
PLUSESSatellite TV, WIFI, DVD, dishwasher, microwave, balcony, wood burning fireplace
SPECIAL FEATURESWireless internet access, satellite TV, DVD, radio, balcony
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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 Panorama Upper, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
The landlords lives elsewhere in Switzerland. Delightful neighbor/caretaker lives across from the apartment will come to meet their guests and will be available if needed. They speak English well.
Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Panorama Upper
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 Panorama Upper, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
"Chalet Panorama 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 Wi-Fi 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." Vickie Kelber
Ratings for Panorama Upper, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||1|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||3|
|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||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|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||9|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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