Someone told me that best way to enjoy Switzerland is stay in area of Brienz, Thun lake, Spiez,?and not the most popular Interlaken?
we would be in Switzerland for the first time & our stay is for 6 nights.We would be visiting must see sight seeing and places for the first time visitors
any suggestions where to make a base ?any suggestion for apartments ,Hostels, hotels??
I have seen pictures and this hike looks amazing! But unfortunately I can't find a lot of information about the length or level of difficulty of the hike. Our time in Interlaken is very limited so I want to do as much of the planning now as I can so we don't waste any time. We will be there the first week in June.
We would like to go to Jungfrau on Saturday 1st June due to an special offer for Spanish people but with this offer is compulsary to make the reservation on-line and then print the tickets in paper (it is not possible to buy the tickets at the station).
We have contacted the hotel but they have told us it is not possible to do it at the hotel.
As weather predictions can vary a lot from one day to another, it is complicated to reserve it before leaving home.
So, could anybody inform us about if there is any place at Interlaken where we could book and print the tickets or how could we solve the problem?
Hi, need advise. Should we book train early from traveling from paris to lauterbrunnen? My trip planned on aug. anyone can help?
in some cities/towns I saw advertisements of photographers in the main streets. Does anyone know is there something like that in Interlaken? We would like to order a 1 hour photo session in that region. Do any agancies in Interlaken have such service?
I am trying to book a train ticket from Zurich to Interlaken however, the website is only giving me dates with no times. Can you buy a roundtrip ticket and use that ticket at whichever time you'd like?
Is it suitable to Visit here in 4th November this year for 5 nights?
We'll be traveling by car through Germany and Switzerland and want to stay in the car-free village of Murren. Any suggestions on where we can leave the car safely (and inexpensively) for 2 nights?
Thanks very much.
What will be the weather around gstaad in the last week of may? Will there be any snow. What would be good stay options, renting an apartment or a hotel stay? We are 2 families.
I wish to know what is the cost of travel for
1. Jungfraugh from Interlaken OST in normal hours and in early morning hours.
2. What is discount applicable if you have Swiss Flexi Pass.
3. What is discount if you take 50% fare card.
Similarly for M Titlis from Engelberg.
What is normal cost and discount for swiss pass or half fare cards
Please help. I have listed my itinerary above. Wish to spend 3 days in Interlaken as our hub for day trips of Berner Oberland region including Grimmelwald, Murren, Jungfraugh Top of World trip. Then to Paris from Interlaken Ost on morning of 30.08.2013. I am confused about which transportation tickets are best and most economical that will accommodate our needs. Two adults traveling together at all times. I have been looking at Swiss Pass, Point to Point Tickets, Transfer tickets, Berner Oberland passes and I am totally confused. Any help and guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your kind consideration.
I am planning to stay some weeks in Kandersteg in August; but can't decide to come by train or by car; I want to make many walks (around 10-15km p day), but I wonder if I can make them with taking the bus to starting points around Kandersteg; or if they are only reachable by car; hope you can advise me, thanks a lot! Joan
Any thoughts about taking a 3-year-old to Ballenberg? Minifrosch has a pretty good attention span for his age and likes to do a lot of walking (though we'd bring a small stroller just in case). Also, is it practical to walk to the museum entrance from the Brienzweiler train station, or is it best to take the bus from Brienz? Thanks for the help!
Are Interlaken & surrounding areas super crowded when the festival is in town in June each year?
I'm planning on a 2 night trip to lauterbrunnen on 20 October and was wondering how is the view at the valley and of the mountains during that time?
It would be great if there are some greenery couple with snow at the mountain tops.
I'll also be taking the mountain rail to jungfrau one early morning. Any idea how's the weather during that time as well?
Appreciate your advice! THANK YOU!!!!
i'm thinking of going there with train, but both of my friend who had been there suggest me to go by car, since i can stop along the way, where the view is beautiful. any suggestion?
I plan to be in Bern in the middle of March. How far a drive is it to Interlaken? Are most of the roads cleared of snow, and what are the general snow conditions during that time? Is it safe to drive deeper into the mountains.
I don't know anything about this area, so I appreciate any information. Thanks.
I plan to travel to Interlaken nxt wknd but no idea about the weather there - is it good to travel this season??i am already in basel and will be for another 2 weeks only.i will only be sightseeing.intend to stay at interlaken for a day- i had no idea about Grindelwald n Jungfrau unless i read in this forum - is it advisable to go there too in this season??which is a better place to stay interlaken or grindelwald??any suggestions - am looking for a decent accomodation which is not too pricey. I have casual sports shoes on me - will it b ok or is boots a requirement??if so is there an option to hire the same coz i am there only for a day?? how should i plan my day if ...say i reach there by 11:30 am and will be there until 3:00 p.m nxt day... pls advice.
I have 4 days in Switzerland, travelling from Paris towards Milan. The only reason I want to go to Zurich is to visit Rhine Falls, and the rest of the time I want to spend in and around Interlaken. I've excluded Berne and Geneva because I was told that it is a commercial city (unless I want to visit the UNO building). Can somebody suggest must see places for the rest of the 3 days in Interlaken.
There is cheaper tickets available to Jungfrau early in the morning and and late afternoon. Thinking of visibility up there, which one is better?
hi everyone, i want to ask where is the cheapest(yet enjoyable) place to go skiing in interlaken area ? and this is also my first time skiing, so does the weather condition affect the ski area such as the place is closed etc ? because as far as the weather forecast told me, there will be snow fall on the day i plan to ski. so how is it?
What can we expect to find in Grindelwald in January--weather (throughout the Bernese Oberland), amount of snow, conditions (can we do a bit of hiking, and where are easy/short hikes)? Also plan to sledge and hear that easy run from Grindelwald First is best bet, but are there other easy runs? Thinking of going to Murren or Wengen to walk around a bit--which is recommended? Thank you!
we have travelled to interlaken a couple of times by train via basel but am now having doubts whether this is the quickest route. would it be better to travel by tgv from Paris to Bern and chnge for interlaken or continue as we have ie Paris via Basel. Any views much appreciated.
I am trying to identify where I would go to sledge near Interlaken. I would like go sledging during the day. I think there are many destinations and getting clear information about one of them is very difficult. Is there any suggested destinations near Grindelwald, Männlichen, in the Jungfrau region? I would like to take and easy train to a destination where I can enjoy the day and sledge. I see all types of opportunites but no clear direction on how to get from Interlaken to a resort of some type where I can pay etc. I found this site: jungfrau.ch/en/tourism/exper... It is very confusing. I think there are lots of places to go. If I chose one, then I go here: jungfrau.ch/en/tourism/trave... - trying to figure out which stations to use to go to these sledding destinations is impossible. Then where do I go when I get to the station? Please help! If there are suggested close destinations for a variety of winter activities that is easy to get to I would appreciate any help!
I am organizing a railathon round Europe, 23 capitals in 16 days by train, and some other stuff. Unfortunately, despite 18 months preparation, it's just become 17 days. The Elipsos sleepers, out of Zurich and Milan, to Barcelona have been cancelled. So I need to find beds for 13 of us for a night in western Swiss. I've tried the City Hostel in Geneva and Glocke in Bern, and both told me they cant take me. Hostels dont like large bookings for 1 night in summer. We will be in Zurich for 18:15. Zurich is a bit too east for us. The following day I want to go via Lyon, for the finest train picnic of the entire route, and onto Limoges to get the only remaining sleeper into Spain. There are two reasons I want hostels, Firstly it's cheaper of course, but also, if we are all in double rooms I would have to go round waking everyone up. There's another more drastic option. At the start of the day we will wake up in Milan on a sleeper from Rome. I dearly want to take everyone over the Bernina, in open top carriages, which I consider the best railway ride there is, anywhere. But we could just get the Simplon and be in France in no time, but then we loose almost all of Switzerland, which is a bit dumb if we are doing the ultimate European railway trip. I guess we are all going to have to join the YHA (though if we do, for the extra we could just as easily get rooms in a cheap hotel). This is a vague and difficult question to answer, but any input most welcome. The Great Circular European Railway Challenge http://gcerc.wordpress.com
Hi. Can I buy a single trip (return) ticket to the Jungfrau - Top of the World station in Interlaken, or do these have to be purchased before travelling to Switzerland? If so, where can I purchase the necessary ticket or tickets and do they have to be pre-reserved? Many thanks.
Hello from Brazil! I´ll be in Interlaken in March next year, I would like to know if i can go to the TOP OF EUROPE or the the weather will not help me. Is it possible to have a good time in March. Thanks.
Hi all! For a first time lone Europe visitor how easily I can reach Paris in evening starting Interlaken in morning. Better route is thru Berne or Basel. Can I purchase tickets to Paris at Interlaken Railway stn or how. Regards and thanks in advance, Ashok
can anyone recommend a holiday rental - 2 bd apartment in or near Interlaken ie Matten. We have stayed in a 1 bed apart for last two years in Matten and would thoroughly recommend it but we are hoping to travel with brother in law and wife in 2013
I am planning for few days in interlaken and Zermatt in the first week of October. My plan is to go to Interlaken (and surrounding areas) and from there to Zermatt. Considering the weather unpredictability, I am not pre-reserving any hotel for the flexibility to travel. Wanted to have your guidance on the best way to search for accomodation under this senario. 1. I would require a Single occupancy room with private bathroom with breakfast walkable from train station in Interlaken (Or Lauterbrunnen or Wengen) and Zermatt – I need very basic arrangement and my budget is around 60 USD / Day. Since I will not have any pre-reservation and will have a large strolly, request if somebody can guide me the route / walking direction from these stations to someplace where I can get few such Hotel/Hostel/Chalet/apartment to choose from. Additionally it would be really helpful if you can suggest some names of the accommodations as well ( went through some sites , but not exactly easy to take decision based on that). 2. What is the best way to move in and around the places within interlaken and Zermatt – Are Conducted site-seeing tours available or better to do it on my own through Public Transport like Bus and Trains (I am not renting a car or bike or Cycle etc.) - Any guidance on the same will be really nice. Best Regards, SK