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travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

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travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

My family of 3 plus an 11month old baby boy are thinking of going to Jungfraujoch from Zurich inmar 2013. Is the journey suitable for the baby ? considering the distance and altitude ?

Can anyone advice ?

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1. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

Well KgsSingapore, first off welcome. Now Jungfraujoch is about four and a half hours from Zurich so as a day trip I would say no. Altitude wise for a young baby from all I have read I would also say no. If you want snow covered mountains in March I would wait until arrival in Zurich and then check the conditions on either Rigi or Pilatus and make a choice. But don't take the baby to the summit. Both mountains are near Lucerne which is only one hour by train from Zurich. Before you leave Singapore ask the baby's doctor what he/she recommends and follow the advice.

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2. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

I'm a doctor. No, I would not recommend taking a child who is not acclimated to that altitude until they are old enough to complain reliably of symptoms of altitude sickness.

So for me, that means age 4 or 5.

When I had 2 young children( ages 2 and 3), I went as far as Kleine Scheidigg and everyone else went up without me. There is a restaurant there, and a sun terrace. we had been in Grindelwald for several days prior, as well. Zurich is not high up, so does you no good.

Think of being up there with a young child or infant wailing uncontrollably, or worse yet , sleeping and you can't really wake him or her up....

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3. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

Hi

Thank you very much for the advice. Greatly appreviate it.

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4. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

Thank you very much for the advice. Greatly appreviate it.

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5. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

March . The ski season. If you go on a booked excursion with a group then you will get a pre-booked carriage but everyone else uses the normal trains. There's room for everyone but a lot of it is standing room, you could be standing for half the way up the mountain. It's an incredibly long day from Zurich.

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6. Re: travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - suitable for baby ?

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