Train trip to the Alps from Bern

Train trip to the Alps from Bern

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GilmoreC
GilmoreC
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Jan 23, 2016 - 2:42 AM

My husband and I are staying in Bern for 3 nights and would like to do a day trip by train up the alps. Any suggestions?

Arno
Arno
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Jan 23, 2016 - 5:57 AM

Hi GilmoreC, welcome to MySwissAlps,

If the weather is good, a trip to Jungfraujoch would be wonderful. Or just to Kleine Scheidegg is great as well. Please see the link for details, and myswissalps.com/bernes eoberland/activities for more suggestions. Please let us know when you're there.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 24, 2016 - 12:40 AM in reply to GilmoreC

Hi Gilmore C -

Arno said it.

Let us know when you are going. Time of year can make a huge difference in your experience.

By the way, do you have any special interests...walks, museums, train rides, etc, apart from the trip you mentioned? The Rosengarten (rosegarden) in Bern is a very nice place to visit.

www.myswissalps.com/be rn

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/rose-garden.html

www.bern.com/en/city-of-bern/attractions/the-rose-garden

The timetable can help you on your train trip:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 24, 2016 - 12:42 AM by Slowpoke
GilmoreC
GilmoreC
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Jan 25, 2016 - 7:01 AM

Thank you. We will be staying in bern from 14th July to 17th July.

Arno
Arno
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Jan 26, 2016 - 6:05 AM in reply to GilmoreC

All attractions will be open in July. It may actually be very hot in the city, so in that case a trip to higher grounds like Jungfraujoch would be a good option. The above links help you find other options.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
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Jan 26, 2016 - 9:29 AM in reply to GilmoreC

Adding to what Arno said, the region near the Jungfrau has attractive scenery easily reached by public transport.

In good weather, my very favorite easy walk is from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg.

Easily reached by cograil from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, followed by a large cable car from Wengen to Männlichen, the scenery on the way up is spectacular. Once you are up there, you can have a nice lunch at the restaurant and take the easy walk. At Kleine Scheidegg, thecograil train will take you back down, either to Grindelwald or back to Lauterbrunnen.

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

Although you can do the walk in either direction, it is slightly downhill from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, and I find the views, particularly of the Eiger looming over you as you proceed, to be much superior.

The time table will help you plan the trip:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

I've attached some pictures of the region, including some from on or above the beginning of that trail.

One is taken in the very early morning from our room at the Hotel Eiger in Wengen, which is now an apartment building. Other hotels and the plaza near the train station offer similar views.

Slowpoke

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