I'd really appreciate your help. Have spent hours researching this and still have loads of questions.
I will be in vienna early october 2012 and have ~ 5 days free. I'd like to o a scenic rail trip and it seems that the lucerne- interlaken- jungfrau is the most beautiful and this is wot i'd like to . These are my questions:
What is the best way to get from vienna to interlaken? Rail or air? I like scenic train journeys, but is the 11 hr rail trip vienna- interlaken worth it? Is it a good option to perhaps fly out to zurich from vienna and then rail to interlaken, with return to Vienna by rail? I fly into and out of vienna.
I dont want to check in and out of hotels. Is it feasible ( if i decide on rail travel) to do the journey in one sitting and then base myself in interlaken or wengen for 2 nights?
I've read that interlaken is quite busy. I dont want to do touristy things. I like quiet and being in nature. Is wengen a better choice? Want to walk, think, read and marvel at the natural beauty
Is october a good time to visit jungfrau?
There are so many different railpasses, i feel dizzy! Wot is the cheapest option with the best views:) oeb/eurail/swissrail/ half fare card?
I'm a woman travelling alone? Is it safe? ( i come from south africa, so am naturally wary !)
Thank you sooo much