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Murren vs Wengen vs Lauterbrunnen in May

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Murren vs Wengen vs Lauterbrunnen in May

Hi all,

Myself & my husband are planning a vacation to Swiss in May. We will be staying in Montreux for the first 3 nights. But we are a little confused about selecting the next option. I saw some pics of wengen and loved it. But found some info that the place is mostly for skiing. We do not ski. Any suggestions?


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1. Re: Murren vs Wengen vs Lauterbrunnen in May

We were there in May 2008 and, apart from shaded patches around the town and further up in the mountains, there wasn't any snow - hence no skiing.

We stayed in Lauterbrunnen, mainly because of it's direct rail link to Interlaken and the remainder of the rail network which we used extensively during our holiday. We did visit Wengen on the way up the Jungraujoch and thought it was a beautiful village and would be an ideal centre if walking in the mountains was an aim of the holday. Wengen has both rack railway and cable car links.

From Wengen, it's a short rail ride down to Lauterbrunnen where you can use the cable car/railway link to get to Murren and more cable cars for trips further up.

Some people's posts in TA say they prefer Wengen or Murren beacuse they're on the mountainsides so excellent views; up, down and across. Personally we preferred staying in Lauterbrunnen - also a beautiful village with excellent views of the mountains and waterfalls; all upwards.

By the way, don't forget the country is called Switzerland!

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