Thinking of going for a holiday home 3 nights stay in the village area. Would be going up to Jungfrau. Want to do Skydiving and Canyon Jumping. Would want to go over to other villages like Grindelwald also for sightseeing. After 3 nights stay will be heading to Lucern. Which is a better option - Wengen, Lauterbrennen or Interlaken?
How cold does it get in august just trying to organise what to lack for two days in lauterbrunnen and will be doing the rain ride too to junfrau
where can i buy hand made knitted socks in interlaken?
we are a family of four -2 Adults and 2 children ( 7 and 11 yrs), can someone suggest us essential and tips for packing. we are staying in Wengen for 6 nights, prior to that in Lucern -3 night and Zurich 3 nights. After Wengen to Zermatt for 3 nights and then Paris 3 nights.
Our stay in Wengen is in a Chalet which is 2 KM away from Train station. Thanks for your help
Is there a train route from Interlaken to Milan then Lake Como that has gorgeous scenery? I think you have to go backwards a bit, up to Luzern?
I've read so much about Lauterbrunnen and I'm going to visit!
What is the nearest large city and do you generally get there by bus or train? Also, how many hours does it take?
Thanks in advance, Jamez.
Is there any Indian Grocery store in Interlaken ?
How much space do Swiss trains have for a medium to larger suitcase with wheels e.g. Travelling from Zurich to Interlaken via Bern and also Interlaken to Basel via Bern in August, second class fare.
My concern is about altitude sickness. Should I be worried?
hi everyone! :)
im going to zurich for 4 days in June..
1st day : i will be arriving in zurich around 4pm.
2nd day : im planning to rent a car for a day trip to Interlaken and Grindelwald. is this a good choice? there are 6 of us.i am thinking it is better to rent a car than taking a train.what can u suggest for this roadtrip? im planning to stop to a few scenic places on my way to interlaken
3rd day : zurich tour. what else can i do in zurich?i heard about Rhine Falls. is it worth going?
4th day : going to take early morning train to paris
i'm very glad if someone could suggest what more i could do for this swiss trip. im running out of idea. my family and I are hoping that we could see scenic view of switzerland
Hi. Just a quick question. Do you think Wengen would be a good place to visit in August with a 5 and 1 year old? So sick of beach holidays and fancy trying something new this year. Thanks in advance!
I will be travelling to Interlaken on the last week of May. I would like to travel up to Mt Jungfrau. What kind of clothes and shoes do I need to wear at this time of the year?
Will the plateau still be slippery to walk on?
Hi, everyone. I'll arrive in Interlaken on March 16th and leave on the 19th, so, as you can see, I'll stay only two full days in town. My partner and I are looking forward to making the most of it and would love to visit either the Jungfrau or the Schilthorn.
1) I was told that the trip to the Schilthorn is more beautiful and cheaper;
2) The Jungfrau is our first choice, but looking for info on the Internet just made us more confused. I read some advise on booking tours quite beforehand (in this case, I'd try to book it from here, Rio, over the Internet). But the staff at the hostel where I'm staying, who seem to be the nicest people, told me not to do this as the whole tour thing will depend on the weather and I should arrive there and check if the next day would be sunny and then buy tour tickets. :/
3) A friend swears to me he paid no more than CH60 for a tour to the Jungfrau. However, because I could not understand what I should pay for in one of the sites advertising tours (there's too much info, and they mention train journeys etc. and I could not get all that sorted out. All I want is to leave the Rugenpark B&B where I'm staying and go visit the Jungfrau for a day. Then, I asked the hostel staff and they said they sell the tours there and it would be around CH200 per person. Well, from CH60 to CH200 is a huge leap. Of course there are things I may be missing, like, maybe the CH200 tour includes lunch or any other extras in the spot that my friend may have paid for too, but was just not included in his tour. Anyway, it wouldn't be the first time that buying tour packages at a hotel front desk end up being way more expensive than going to a tour office nearby and getting a bargain. So, I just don't want to regret spending more money than I should, especially when I could do so much more with the same amount.
4) Any suggestions on what else to do on the other day we'll have left? I heard of an amazing waterfall that is worth seeing.
Please, do advise. It'll be most appreciated.
Signed: clueless Interlaken tourist :D
P.S.: Interlaken was not in our original travel plans, as we were supposed to stay 25 days in Rome and Paris only. But we've been to Bern once and Switzerland is such a lovely country we decided to stop shortly at Interlaken and Gruyères on our way North to Paris...
Hi, everyone! I'll be arriving in Rome on March 8th and will leave the city on March 16th heading for Interlaken. Can any of you advice on train itineraries and prices? I believe there's no direct train for this trajectory and I'll probably have to get off a train coming from Rome and get another train to Interlaken. How long would that trip take (I'm looking for the less expensive options, but, in case a regular train takes too long, I'd consider buying fares for a faster train)? How much would that probably cost? I believe there will be some sort of control when I get off in Switzerland to take a second train. So, how long should I allow between one train and the other so that I don't miss the second train? Please, advise. Thank you.
Me and my wife will be in Switzerland the last week of May. Luzern will be our base. We want to go one day to the Lauterbrunnen valley. We are planning to get to Lauterbrunnen bahn around 10:30 (leaving Luzern around 8:00), then will go in train to Wengen, stay there about an hour and take the cable cab to Männlichen. From there, we want to hike to Kleine Scheidegg and take the train back to Lauterbrunnen. Then by furnicular to Grütschalp and train to Mürren. Then a walk from Murren to Gimmelald by easy path (not via Ferrata) and then descent with (cable car?) to Stechelberg. From there to walk or take the bus to visit Trümmelbach Falls and then bus back to Lauterbrunnen/Luzern. Do you think that this is too much for just one day? We don't want to rush.
I am travelling from Lauterbrunnen to Rome on the 15th of May, do I need to book in advance or should we just book once we are there?
We are Balinese (a couple) hot island (all year from 24-35 degree C), we will be in Europe for experiencing the snow. We will be arriving in Bern in February from Aix-En-Provence. Our plan is to go to Jungfraujoch for 1 day also Tobboging if possible? How do I reach to the top of Europe?
2nd day : Bric and Gruyere for chocolate and cheese, it will be fine with trains.
3rd day : I don't know yet what to do, any recommendation?
4th day : depart to Milan.
All your information will be considerated.
Please, can you tell me, are the grocery stores in Grindelwald open on Sunday?
And what time the stores close on Saturday?
Thaks for your help,
Is it possible to drive between the two places in April or are the roads still closed.thank you Grant
My family is planning a trip to switzerland end march when the kids r off from school. Planning to stay 4 days in geneva followed by 3 days in interlaken followed by 3 days in grindlewald. From grindlewald, to go up to jungfrau. As this will be my first trip to switzerland, would appreciate any advise on this trip. Are the number of days enough for each city? What will the weather be like? As I will be in grindlewald for 3 days, do I nedd to stay 3 days in interlaken? Advise requested. Thanks.
I am considering a first time visit to Grindelwald. Please suggest 3-5 hikes for an experienced hiker. I am especially interested in 4-6 hour hikes with maximum natural sites.
On the Jungfrau train:
Where is the ice castle that I saw on a pbs travel program. I believe it was part of the train ride to the Jungbrau. Station Name?
Are there other stops that you suggest are must-sees?
Is an overnight at the Gleickstien Hut best way to take in everything on the Jungfrau including the hike in to the hut.
high and low temperatures the first week of May?
Will be working in grindelwald this winter and finding it especially hard to find long term accommodation especially with the language barrier. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Do you recommend a church for a Christmas eve service in Bern?
My family is planning to visit Switzerland in April and we plan to be in grindlewald in the first/second week. Does it snow in April and what are the average temperatures? Kids haven't seen snow so this is important for them. Snow on the ground is great but snowing would be better. Thanks
hello all..our arrival to Gimmelwald will b 28th October ,i will b with my husband and 3yrs old baby girl , hiking is not our prior ,we just want to enjoy the views of vill .Does Swiss pass work for gandola ? we will stay in Berne so is it possible to visit lautterbrunan ,wengen ,gimmelwald and lake Brienz possibly murren at one day ? and can u guys help me for the direction or fast track for these location ,how to get there?? in Lake Brienz there is no boat riding this time right? and how about Oct weather there..i mean will we b able to view fall colors??..thanx all its our first time there so your suggestion is what i will depend on..
We are a honeymoon couple and would like to visit Switzerland in February. We are not that interested in winter sports. Just want to visit Zurich, Interlaken, Jungfrao, Geneva. Please advise if it will be a good time to visit in February and what will be the weather like?
Hello, please recommend a place for skiing (beginner) which is near the city in Bern Switzerland. Also is it open until March? How far is it from the city going to the destination (2 hours, 3 hours, etc)? What should I take, a bus or train? (If you can give instructions or information that will be great).
Thank you and hoping to get a reply from you guys.
traveling next june for to the area with 20 month baby. stays in iseltwald.
i got confused from all the peaks around:
there is the Niederhorn cable car from beatenberg, the cable car to harder-klam, the train to Schynigeplatte and the brienz rothorn bahn...
besides the scenery we would like to go up to a place with option for small hikes suitable for boogie...
if i take 2 peaks out of these options what is your recomandation?,,,
will visit swiss for 10 days in the next june. sleeping in iseltwald.
one (sunny) day will dedicated to lauterbrunen area.
the plan: driving in the morning to lauterbrunen and leave the car at the parking for all day -
cable car from lauterbrunen to grutshlap - walking from grutshlap (through murren) to gimmelwald (we are with a stroller for the baby), with the cable down to stechelberg (or maybe i will walk down and my wife with the baby and the boogie will take the cabe-car.
from stechelberg - walk back to lauterbrunen with visiting trumpelbach falls in the way
is this programm make sense for one day with a stroller?