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Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

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Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

We are going to be in Lucerne for one week for the Lucerne Festival next week, then onto Lugano. Can someone tell me if it will be worth a day trip to Interlaken and Jungfraujoch from Lucerne. We will have to get back to Lucerne by 18:00 hr, as we have concerts to attend almost every night. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

We can either go with a tour group if there is such a thing, or rent a car. It looks like about an hour drive.

Chase

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1. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

I want to say yes, but being honest, with the time you have available no, to me it's too much of a risk of inclement weather closing in after you have left Lucerne and before arriving in Interlaken. If you you snow and ice and mountains I would go to Titlis near Engleberg about and hour by train from Lucerne.

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2. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

want to go to Interlaken Swit. from Lake Como most interesting way to go there thru St Moritz or Domodossola or Aosta Italy? thank you V

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3. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

Thank you very much, Swisslover.

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4. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

Interlaken is a place to change trains, not to visit on its own account unless you are into fast food outlets and souvenir shops! It is neither on a lake nor in the mountains. The Jungfraujoch will take you roughly 5hrs each way from Luzern and there is no way you can be back there by 1800... so Titlis is really your best bet.

As for the question which way to get to Interlaken from Como -- most interesting way (and most scenic) would be Como to Lugano to Locarno. The FART railway from there to Domodossola which runs via the Centovalli which is really really beautiful. From there to Brig where you change for Spiez. Then from Spiez to Interlaken West or ost.

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5. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

Thank you Hambagale for the expert advice. Actually there seem to be enough things to see and do in Lucerne and Lugano.

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6. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

Loads more than in Interlaken itself. But the Berner Oberland is wonderful (lakes, mountains etc) Just Interlaken which is a bit of a blot on the landscape...Wilderswil, very nearby, is lovely!

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7. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

When in Lucerne I would recommend going down to the bottom of Lake Uri and surrounding area. Bauuen is just beautiful, there are lake side walks, but possibly take a picnic. If time is limited then get the train down and then criss cross the Lake via Boat. Also visit Wengis, beautiful and Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne, an easy walk.

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8. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

When in Lucerne I would recommend going down to the bottom of Lake Uri and surrounding area. Bauuen is just beautiful, there are lake side walks, but possibly take a picnic. If time is limited then get the train down and then criss cross the Lake via Boat. Also visit Wengis, beautiful and Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne, an easy walk.

But if you ever go back then stay at Interlaken because it is the ideal place to visit so many beautiful places.

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9. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

I think the last poster meant to say the "end" of the lake, and the name of the lake is the Vierwäldstattersee - lake of Luzern in English... If you go to the bottom of the lake, better bring your diving gear!

The small town - village really - she mentions on that lake is Weggis. Not Wengis... and NO! Interlaken is not a good place it is a really awful place. If you want to visit the Oberland then stay either in the mountains, or on one of the lakes or in Wilderswil.

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10. Re: Is Interlaken interesting place to visit?

Oh dear, many apologies to Hambagahle for all those english and grammar errors, clearly I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the area.