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Interlaken vs Bern as a base

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Interlaken vs Bern as a base

Hi,

I´d like to tour Bern, Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch (including Murren and Lauterbrunnen) region during next February. Do you think that Interlaken would be the best base to do day trips from there? Or would Bern be better for a budget traveller like me?

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1. Re: Interlaken vs Bern as a base

Hi,

Interlaken is the starting point for the Jungfrau Region, and you need to take a train from there to Lauterbrunnen in order to get to Murren, Wengen or the Jungfraujoch.

Bern is a one hour trip by train to Interlaken, so I would opt for Interlaken or one of the other mountain villages I have listed as a base.

John.

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2. Re: Interlaken vs Bern as a base

Because Interlaken is a tourist town it has more budget options than Bern! Bern is only an option if you want to stay longer in one place and do long day trips from there or if you are looking for a city stay. www.berninfo.com

Interlaken is the right place if you want a lot of nightliife, many trips outside of the Junffrau area or many organized trips. www.interlaken.ch Otherwise try to get something in the Jungfrau area. That gives you much more the mountain winter feeling. Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen have hostels. www.myjungfrau.ch In the mountain villages it's high season (but not peak) so book early.

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3. Re: Interlaken vs Bern as a base

Swiss youth hostels are great for budget travellers

http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/home

Edited: 15 July 2011, 19:39
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4. Re: Interlaken vs Bern as a base

Swiss youth hostels are great for budger travellers

http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/home

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