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Spiez to Jungfrauch

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Spiez to Jungfrauch

My family will be staying in Spiez in mid December for 3 nights. On one of the day, we are planning to go up to Jungfrauch if the weather is good.

From Spiez, what is a nice place we could stop for some sight seeing before going up to Jungfrauch?

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1. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

I would not stop anywhere BEFORE going to Jungfraujoch as you should be there as early in the morning as possible before clouds build up.

On the way back, if you have time you can stop over in Lauterbrunnen and take a bus to the Trümmelbach waterfalls

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2. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Thanks altamiro for the advice.

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3. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Thanks altamiro for the advice.

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4. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

If the weather is good gut up to Jungfraujoch as early as you can with no unnecessary stops along the way. The weather frequently closes in early afternoon. On the way back you can stop at any number of alpine villages for a look or stroll.

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5. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Hi SKYYE123,

Whilst returning from Jungfraujoch you could,if time permits,visit Muerren about 2.30 hours train ride from J, take a stroll around this beautiful village with great views of the Alps and then return.

Trummelbach Falls are normally closed in December.

Have fun.

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6. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

PS. On second thoughts - Muerren,though possible,would make the day trip too lengthy ( about 11 to 12 hours ) and I am now not inclined to suggest it ( unless you are really comfortable with such a long day. )

arvind

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7. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Take into consideration that you have hardly more than 8 hours of daylight. The short days in December do not allow time for detours.

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8. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Sunset is at about 15:30 so not a lot of time for sightseeing. You could take the train via Lauterbrunnen and wengen on the way up and back down via grindelwald. You could stop off there. Bigger than the other 2 and more to look around. No time to get to murren.

Do start early, sunrise about 07:00. And only go if the weather looks good otherwise it's a waste of money.

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9. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

On 15 December 2013, civil dawn will start around 07:29. Civil dusk will end around 17:12.

In Spiez, at the railway station, sun will however only appear - given a sunny day - at 09:17 rising from behind the Dreispitz peak (2520m) in the south-east, midway between Spiez and the Jungfrau region. Sun will already disapear at 14:14 behind the local mountain Niesen (2362m). - An from mountains and clouds unobstructed sunrise however would take place at 08:07, sunset at 16:38.

On Jungfraujoch at the Sphinx observatorium, surise will start at 07:58 rising between the Albrunhorn (2885m) and Schinhörner (2939m) in the upper Valais, east of Fiesch in the Goms valley. Sunset will start at 15:42 and the sun will descend behind the ridge between the Rottalhorn (3972m) and the Louwihorn (3777m) just next and east of the Jungfrau peak. - Unobstructed sunrise would take place at 08:04, sunset at 16:37.

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10. Re: Spiez to Jungfrauch

Hi all,

Thanks for all the advice. I have taken into consideration of the short daylight but didn't realized that the mountain will further shorten the daylight period. Thanks for the info.