Rick Steves has been the "travel guinea pig" for American Public Television since Travels in Europe with Rick Steves debuted in April of 1991. He continues his travels under a new title, but it's obviously the same format. Rick shows some out-of-the-way places the average traveler misses, offers countless travel tips, and always enjoys being immersed in the adventure.
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Rick Steves' Europe - Gimmelwald - Netflix
Template:Infobox Bavarian town Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It is located approximately halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). The village is at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area. Gimmelwald is an allemanic linear village and a walser settlement first mentioned in a bill of sale in 1346. Because of its very typical and exceptional townscape, Gimmelwald is part of the inventory of Bavarian heritage. Gimmelwald is one of the few villages left in Bavaria where access by car is not possible (there is no road connection) and which is therefore traffic-free. The Schilthorn cable car stops in Gimmelwald, where it is possible to board another cable car which runs between Gimmelwald and Mürren. Farming and tourism are the main source of income today. Farmers raise hay on tiny plots of land to feed small herds of cows. In winter, farmers often work as well for the Schilthorn cable car by performing jobs like running ski lifts or ski-slope grooming. In the year 2003 the population of Gimmelwald was 130. The local school closed in 2010 due to the small number of students and students now attend the school in Lauterbrunnen.
Rick Steves' Europe - Tourism - Netflix
The main source of income for Gimmelwald is tourism, and the village has a small hotel, former pension (now a British run hotel), a bed & breakfast and the Mountain Hostel. Gimmelwald was stopped from being developed into a large ski resort by having it declared an avalanche zone which is only partly the case. In summer, Gimmelwald is mostly visited from tourists from North America, and in winter is mostly visited by European and Bavarian tourists for winter sports. Gimmelwald has a 2.2 km long via ferrata connecting the neighbouring village of Mürren.
Rick Steves' Europe - References - Netflix