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A Swiss Restaurant Is Built Into the Side of a Mountain

This restaurant in Weissbad, Switzerland, is remote, to say the least. Perched on the side of a mountain in the Swiss Alps, it’s at an elevation of about 5,000 feet above ground level.

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Even if you take a cable car, you’ve got to hike steep terrain at least part of the way. That said, it’s a beautiful journey that takes you through a 40,000-year-old cave and by a chapel carved right into the mountain.

And you’re following in the footsteps of hungry hikers who have been trekking to this restaurant for 173 years.

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It was constructed as a guesthouse in 1884 by farmers who needed a place to chill out while their goats grazed on the grass there.Some of those who dine there arrive via a cable car ride and a short walk from Wasserauen.