10 December, 2006
Kleine Scheidegg - Switzerland
Kleine Scheidegg means "minor watershed". This pass lies between the mountains Eiger and Lauberhorn and connects Grindelwald with Lauterbrunnen. The watershed lies between the catchment areas of the Weiss (white) Lütschine river in the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Schwarze (Black) Lütschine flowing through the Grindelwald valley. The different sediments from each valley gives the waters their different colours. Tourists board the Jungfrau Railway at Kleine Scheidegg to travel to Jungfraujoch.
Impressions of Kleine Scheidegg are dominated by the spectacular views of the 4000m high peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch and the proximity of the awe-inspiring Eiger North wall.
The two old-world Scheidegg hotels Bellevue (1842) and Des Alpes (1896)
Zara sa jhoom loon mein
arre naa re na re naa...
Zara sa ghoom loon mein
arre naa re na re naa..
One of the many such memorable songs shot in Swiss Alps...
I am not sure if the song was picturised some place near Kleine Scheidegg, but the picturesque town(the small settlement here doesn't qualify for even a hamlet)reminded us of the movie "Dilwale dulhaninya le jaayenge".
We had taken a direct train from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch but were fortunate enough to miss the direct train back to Grindelwald. We had boarded the train to Kleine Scheidegg while returning to Interlaken and this had provided the opportunity to spend a few mintues in this romantic little place.