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Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

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Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Wife and I and 2 teenage granddaughters are spending 8 days based in lauterbrunnen. We are getting Swiss pass and would like some suggestions on which places to visit during that time.

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1. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Jungfrau (expensive trip; only go on a clear day, ask your hotel to see the live webcam picture of the summit prior to committing)

Murren

Wengen

Grindelwald

Interlaken (not so much to see but the closest city for some shopping and meals)

Nearby Lake Thun and Lake Brienz offer very nice scenery.

Via Interlaken, places like Bern, Lucerne, etc aren't too far away either. You have a lot of choices.

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2. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Thanks

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3. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

If you are not going beyond interlocken, I would suggest BO pass instead of the Swiss pass.

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4. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

That is a great location.

My picks( in no particular order):

1)Hike up the valley to the Trammelbach Falls, bus back down

2)Cable car up the the Schilthorn(clear day)' watch the parasailers , cable partway down to Murren, have lunch, hike down

3)cable car up to Mannlichen, hike to Kleine Scheidigg, train down to Wengen and cable back to Lauterbrunnen.

4)earliest possible train(clear day) to Jungfraujoch, train to Kleine Scheidigg, hike to Alpiglen, train to Grindelwald then Lauterbrunnen

5)Train down to Interlaken and then to Bern, walk the old city, feed the bears, visit the ALpine Museum, climb the Cathedrale tower, train back

6)Train down to Interlaken, boat to Brienz, bus to Ballenburg Open Air Museum( sounds complicated but it all runs like clockwork), tour the extensive outdoor museum and see how the Swiss lived in the past 3 centuries, bus then train back to Interlaken and up to Lauterbrunnen.

7)if it is really hot you can jump in the river between the lakes in Interlaken ( caution-must be a good swimmer and water is COLD), float down a ways, and get out and repeat this action til you are tired, or numb, or both.

that should do it .

I have been to the top of the Jungfraujoch twice in the last 30 years. If you think iit is too expensive, or the weather isn't absolutely clear, don't do it. You can get as much enjoyment from other activities.

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5. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Thanks,some great ideas.

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6. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Great suggestions, Snowyandsquiggles!

However, have learned via PM that OP is visiting in early December so some of these outings not do-able then. This year's winter transport schedule doesn't seem to be out yet, but here is operating info from December 2011:

Grindelwald - First ski lift: opened 17 Dec

Schilthorn and Allmendhubel gondolas: opened 3 Dec

Wengen to Männlichen gondola and Grindelwald to Männlichen lift: opened 17 Dec

So, with that in mind, here are some alternatives:

2) of course can only be done if Schilthorn gondola is running. Once the Allmendhubel lift starts operating you can also ride that up (from Mürren) and usually some of the hiking trails are open during the winter. Lovely facility and lovely views.

3) No gondola to Männlichen running and the trail to KS likely will not be open. However, you can take the train from Wengen up to Kleine Scheidegg, enjoy the lovely views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau while enroute and once there, and have a great lunch at the restaurant by the train tracks. (this is also the route you will take to go up Jungfraujoch)

4) Alpiglen hike likely won't be open

7) yes, the water will be REALLY cold :-)

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7. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Oh, and I see now that Schilthorn and Allmendhubel lifts will be closed for maintenance from Nov 12 until December 7 2012.

schilthorn.ch/en/timetable-tariffs/timetable/

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8. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

And another discovery: if the snow conditions are suitable for skiing, the Männlichen gondola/lifts (from Wengen and from Grindelwald) will operate on Dec 3 and Dec 4

www.maennlichen.ch/en/winter-timetable.html

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9. Re: Day train trips from Lauterbrunnen

Oh, but then they can go sledding if there is enough snow! even more fun!

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