Aug 14, 2015 - 8:51 PM
in reply to debflint
Glad you found the info on the small laundry facility in Wengen. Did you get this information from the 3-section PDF, the one that includes instructions on how to use the machines, and so on? If not let me know and I can cut and paste that section into a separate reply.
You don't need heavy coats. The key to staying warm on the peaks is layers. Thin layers + a fleece vest/top + windbreaker/raincoat is what you need. I would take gloves if the kids want to play outside in the snow atop Jungfraujoch (most likely a certainty!) Hats with bills for sun protection are also advisable but they don't need to be snow hats.
Most visitors to Schilthorn don't even go outside as there is a 360 degree revolving restaurant on top that enables you to see the entire panorama while enjoying a snack or drink. One revolution takes about an hour. There are etchings and descriptions of what you are seeing as you rotate by, very enjoyable.
You probably already know this, but only go up either peak on a clear day. If it is cloudy you spend a lot of time and money and see nothing. Wait to buy your tickets until the morning of your journey so you can check the webcams up top (they are at the train station)