Trip report Berner Oberland 3 full days in August

Trip report Berner Oberland 3 full days in August

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spokanedan
spokanedan
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Sep 17, 2016 - 3:48 AM

We had a great holiday in Swiss Alps in late Aug. '16. Using Lauterbrunnen as our base (very happy with this choice), and train/gondola for transportation, we covered Jungfrau, Schilthorn peaks, and spend a whole day hiking the splendid Schynige Platte - First trail. We relied on half fare cards to cut down the cost.

Photos from Jungfraujoch/Schilthorn

whazarook.wordpress.co m/sights-scenes/europe-2016/berner-oberland/

Hiking the popular and easy Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg

danieltcyang.wordpress .com/overseas/mannlich en-kleine-scheidegg-switzerland/

Eiger Trail

danieltcyang.wordpress .com/overseas/eiger-trail-switzerland/

The thrilling and intense Via Ferrata from Murren to Gimmelwald

danieltcyang.wordpress .com/overseas/kletters teig-switzerland/

The classic and world class Schynige Platte-First

danieltcyang.wordpress .com/overseas/schynige -platte-first-switzerland/

Annika
Annika
4415 posts
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Sep 17, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Hi spokanedan,

Welcome to MySwissAlps, and thanks for sharing your holiday experiences here! The Lauterbrunnen valley is wonderful indeed. Glad to hear you were happy with Lauterbrunnen as your base. I checked your links and pictures; they show you were able to enjoy a couple of adventurous days with gorgeous weather.

Katiecrader
Katiecrader
2 posts
new member
Sep 17, 2016 - 9:04 PM in reply to spokanedan

Incredible photolog...thank you. We were wondering about some of the hikes and this provided answers!

kim11
kim11
322 posts
top member
Sep 17, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Stunning photography and great narrative!

I am reminded again why I've never done the Via Ferrata. (I'm afraid of heights, clearly you all are not!)

Thank you very much

spokanedan
spokanedan
2 posts
new member
Sep 17, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Thank you all and Arno and Annika for hosting this site. We were very fortunate to have sunny weather throughout. A couple other comments about our experience:

-- Swiss trains were outstanding in on time, ease of use, staff competency and cleanliness. We were newbies in train travel, and glade our initiation to European rails started at Switzerland.

-- prices of ascending to Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn are high, but IMO worth every penny. HFC helped our wallets some, as well as my youngest being 15 (completely free with a complementary HFC pass). I am very glade that we did not skip either destination due to cost.

-- Lauterbrunnen is not as picturesque as Murren or Wengen, offers less activity than Grindelwald, and less sunny than all 3, but its location was most central for us. The town is self sufficient - a well stocked grocery store, banks, restaurants and a medical clinic. We are very happy with our apartment rental via Steinbock Hotel/Restaurant.

It was a trip of life time!

chandraks
chandraks
96 posts
active member
Sep 18, 2016 - 1:55 AM in reply to spokanedan

Great Pictures with your hiking , rare pictures in this site, thanks for sharing with us, very inspiring, though we just returned, we did not hike at all. I am not so adventurous as you guys hiking steep heights. May be next time will try.

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