Iseltwald | July 16, 2023
The jetty in Iseltwald has been turned into a real tourist hotspot due to the Netflix series ‘Crash Landing on You’. The community responded to the rush and quickly installed a turnstile to regulate access to the famous site on Lake Brienz. A video has now surfaced on social media showing tourists bypassing the planned regime…
Normally, only one person is allowed to pass through the turnstile – but if you push and force something, three people can pass.Photo: Facebook/John Wisdom screenshot
It will cost fans of the series five francs if they climb to the footbridge in the small town of Iseltwald, which is surrounded by a wonderful backdrop, and they want to take their souvenir photos undisturbed. An action taken by the municipality in May due to the very large number of tourists. Various modifications have also been made regarding the busy running of coaches. (It was reported by the Jungfrau Zeitung newspaper).
However, the influx of visitors has not diminished – on busy days there are up to 2,000 passengers on the bus route to Iseltwald. And most of them don’t want to miss the shooting spot on the landing stage.
Tourists have flooded Iseltwald in recent weeks and months.Photo: Iseltwald municipality
This turnstile has been on the sidewalk for a good two months. Cost: five francs.Photo: Keystone, Peter Klonzer
Three instead of just one
The “five francs” at the turnstile seems to the visiting crowd to be too much money to get a souvenir photo at the point that plays a central role in the Netflix series mentioned in the beginning.
Now a video has surfaced on Facebook, showing how three people, instead of one, press through the turnstile at the same time. It sounds a bit cumbersome, but it probably serves the tourist purpose: you can save ten francs with it. This is the reel John Wisdom put online on his Facebook account on July 1st with the caption, “Iseltwaldpier – Cheating the Turnstile”. The video has already been viewed by more than 76,000 people in the past two weeks
The cash register rings anyway
However, it is not clear how many tourists gained free access to the jetty in this way. But it may just be a one-time event. There has been no reaction from the municipality in Iseltwald since the video was published – the Jungfrau Zeitung newspaper was unable to reach anyone directly over the weekend. We will be happy to provide this later over the next few days.
It’s not clear how many people got the shot with the awesome panorama for free.Photo: Keystone, Peter Klonzer
Since the video was posted at the beginning of July, it’s very likely that the community has already taken action. And even if a pier visitor or other visitor managed to get in for free in the last few days, several hundred “five francs” ended up.
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