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Early bird or late afternoon?

by yumalation Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

There is cheaper tickets available to Jungfrau early in the morning and and late afternoon. Thinking of visibility up there, which one is better?

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by riorich55 Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    We went up on the other side to Schilthorn early in the morning. I think the chances of it being clearer happen earlier in the day.

    You don't have to buy those tickets ahead of time do you? We bought ours the morning of our ride to the top. We checked the cameras on top from our hotel and saw the local forecast.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by yumalation Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Wow, that was fast!
    Just stayin' two days, not so many options.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Our experience was the opposite. We waited out the weather for a few days until we ran out of days so we went in the morning. Had absolutely no visibility while we were at the top but it was nice and sunny on the train ride back down. :-( In any case, we had a good time.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by riorich55 Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    @ Yumalation - in case you don't go up on a clear day you can take a look at the video I created on our ride up.

    @DonnaInIndia - I know you've seen my video, but I like to look at it every so often. They did say when we were visiting that your chances are better in the morning usually, but you never can predict Mother Nature.

    youtube.com/watch?v=suAabbCK...

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Early morning - if the weather is clear. If the mountain tops are in clouds, it's not worth going up. Check the weather first thing in the morning and then decide. Good luck, you'll need it, given the shortness of your stay.

    I had to wait for three days, on the fourth day conditions were finally favourable.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by Agraichen Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    It does depend on the time of year as well as the weather. I was there early in August and had incredible, sun all day.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    It depends on nothing but good luck. Rain and clouds can occur any time, no matter which season.

    Nice to hear from someone who was lucky!

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by riorich55 Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    We were lucky on our first morning. Overcast the next couple of days.

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    Re: Early bird or late afternoon?

    by yumalation Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Took the first train up to Jungfrau and last cable car to Schilthorn, no problemo. First day I skipped afternoon train to Jungfrau, after checking the web cam in the ticket office. I continued down to Grindelwald which was nice, too.

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