3 day Interlaken itinerary with baby, 4-7 June

3 day Interlaken itinerary with baby, 4-7 June

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ferocious12
ferocious12
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May 31, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Hi All,

We are travelling with our 3 months old baby from 4 June and flying back on 7 June.

  • flying to Basel airport & staying in Interlaken near West train station
  • will be arriving at 10 am in Basel and have a flight around 2Pm on Tue 7 June (so we have almost 3 days)
  • we don't intend to travel to Jungfrau due to baby
  • What we are interested in is to explore the scenic area through funicular, cable, gondolas + some adventure activity e.g. Paragliding, first flyer etc.

I have researched a bit & have two questions:

1. What can we cover in 2.5 days in the region:

  • Gondola + cable ride from Wengen to First
  • trummelbach falls (any other good waterfalls ?)
  • Planplatten (optional)
  • Niesen (any good ?)
  • Schynlge Platte
  • First
  • Reichenbach fall
  • Harder Kulm
  • Niederhorn

I believe I have listed much more than I can do but will appreciate guidance what should we cover on day 1 (only half day available as we will reach to Interlaken around 1PM) & day 2 + 3 ?

Thanks

Zeb

Arno
Arno
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May 31, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Zeb!

I agree you have listed more than you can do, but it's good to have some options and pick trips based on the weather and your energy level of the day. If you can't go to Jungfraujoch, you may want to consider the ride to Kleine Scheidegg so you can at least have a good look of the mountain.

As for the first afternoon: if the weather's good you can easily walk to the Harder Kulm funicular and go up. If it rains or too cloudy to go up, the Trümmelbach Falls are a good option. Take a train to Lauterbrunnen, then by bus to the falls.

If you plan to take a print at home pass to save time, please note that it takes a few days to receive it through e-mail, so you would need to arrange for that today. As you live in Ireland you can check either www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk or www.swissrailways.com/ en.

ferocious12
ferocious12
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May 31, 2016 - 11:56 AM in reply to Arno

Many thanks for the swift response. Can you help me with what I can pack in day 2 or 3 ?

Also I am thinking to buy a half fare card and Junfrau 3 day pass to use it on 4,5 & 6 June. Does Jungfrau pass will cover all these ? Do you think otherwise for pass / tickets ?

Arno
Arno
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May 31, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Hi Zeb,

The Reichenbach Fall and Planplatten are close together, so that's a combination. Niederhorn and Niesen could be combined in a trip around Lake Thun. Note that the First gondolas depart from Grindelwald, not Wengen.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass is for a small area and does not include all on your list: myswissalps.com/ jungfrautravelpass/ validity. The Swiss Half Fare Card would be better I guess. You can print it at home so you can get your tickets from the machines as you go. You may not be able to include as much as you want with a baby, but if you're sure you can travel a lot the Regional Pass Bernese Oberland might be another option.

ferocious12
ferocious12
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May 31, 2016 - 2:03 PM in reply to Arno

Many thanks. I have done a quick comparison & seems like I may end up spending less with half fare card alone. One quick question. I can see an offer on SBB website for First flyer including trains to Basel etc. within 3 day period. Can you please guide me what is day means here as I will be traveling from Basel airport to Interlaken. I will be travelling from Basel airport at 11am on 4th, returning on 9am on 7 June. If the day starts from the time I start my travel I can but this option otherwise no.

Arno
Arno
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May 31, 2016 - 2:47 PM in reply to ferocious12

I don't know about that offer, but if you post the link I can have a look.

ferocious12
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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 31, 2016 - 9:20 PM in reply to ferocious12

There is a great walk from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. It opens in early June (or earlier if the snow pack is light from the previous winter). It may not be open for you, but, if it is, it is one of the best and easiest scenic walks in Switzerland. I have seen babies in strollers being pushed along it, but that was later in the season when things have dried out a bit.

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/maennlichen-kleinescheidegg

The cable car from Wengen to Männlichen starts to run about the time you are there.

Slowpoke

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Arno
Arno
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Jun 1, 2016 - 8:41 AM in reply to ferocious12

Hi Zeb,

Thanks for the link. Indeed the included train journey is valid for 3 days. So you would have to return by the 6th to make it work. Just the Swiss Half Fare Card suits your plans better I would say.

ferocious12
ferocious12
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Jun 1, 2016 - 10:19 PM in reply to Arno

Many thanks guys !!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 1, 2016 - 10:40 PM in reply to ferocious12

Have a great trip!

Let us know how it went. Especially, if something did not work out. ;-(

Slowpoke

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