Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Paris for children
  2. 2 Nice/Villefranche/Monaco
  3. 3 My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?
  4. 4 16 days in France and Italy
  5. 5 Trip Report Fueled by gluten, caffeine, and alcohol - two weeks in France
  6. 6 [Needed Recs] Cheap, widely available, good wine in Italy?
  7. 7 Train/car from Madrid to Toledo tomorrow
  8. 8 Should We Go to the French Riviera in August?
  9. 9 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
  10. 10 Proposed electronics ban and questions about my Kindle
  11. 11 Private Guide in Cordoba, Spain
  12. 12 Spain itinerary and railway advise
  13. 13 Nice to Cinque Terre where to stay.
  14. 14 One July night in Verona - help!
  15. 15 Changing Planes at Fiumicino
  16. 16 Trip Report Couscous
  17. 17 Exchange ZAR in Turkey
  18. 18 Gibraltar United Kingdom
  19. 19 Purchasing travel insurance in the UK
  20. 20 Switzerland swiss mountain passes so confusing, jungfrou
  21. 21 Need help deciphering benefits of Swiss train pass vs German 25% off...
  22. 22 Guided Vatican Tours
  23. 23 SIM Card for London, Belgium, France & Italy
  24. 24 How are the feasts in Malta Celebrated?
  25. 25 First Time in Ireland...Intinerary advice please
View next 25 » Back to the top

visitors to the Berner Oberland

Jump to last reply

Hi Everyone,
We, myself, my DH, son and his fiance, are in Lauterbrunnen at the moment and I have a question regarding visitors to this area. I am hesitant to post because I do not want anyone to think I am racist, because I am far from it, but I am curious.

Last time we visited the Berner Oberland, in August 2009, there was a mix of different nationalities visiting the area. This time there is an abundance of Indian families visiting the area. My husband, son and I estimate that there are approximately 50 Indian visitors for every one non-Indian visitor. And that is not an exaggeration. I feel as though I am visiting India at the moment. At the Jungfrau yesterday there is even a brand new Bollywood restaurant.

It's just a curious observation and all of us wondered if anyone has an idea as to why this area has so many Indian visitors right now: is it vacation time in India right now? Is the exchange rate phenomenal? But why this area in particular? We were in Rome and Venice last week and just saw a lot of different nationalities everywhere we went.

By, the way, the wildflowers are gorgeous right now and the waterfalls are unbelievable...just beautiful. Off to Austria tomorrow.

Thanks, Michele

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement