Jul 9, 2011 - 7:19 AM
Hi Tony, and welcome! As for your trip to the Jungfraujoch
: you can buy your tickets at the railway station of Interlaken. You can do so the day before or the day itself, right before boarding the train. Tickets won't be sold out: extra trains run if there are lots of visitors, so that won't be a problem. You don't have to order your tickets online in advance either.
I don't know which of the Eurail passes
you consider, but most offer a 25% discount on the return trip Interlaken-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch. Regular fares can be found at the Jungfrau Railways website
Based on your post, it's hard to say whether you need a Swiss rail pass
as a supplement to your Eurail pass. This depends on which Eurail pass you have and what your further travel plans in Switzerland are. If you only want to make the trip to the Jungfraujoch, your Eurail pass should suffice. If you plan on lots of other trips involving mountain transportation, a Swiss rail pass such as the Swiss Half Fare Card
or one of the regional passes
might be economical.
You'll find lots of (amateur) videos on the Bernese Oberland at YouTube; just enter 'Bernese Oberland' or 'Jungfraujoch'. I included an example below. Amazon lists several Switzerland DVD's as well; this one
(at the English Amazon website) might be interesting to you.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkjV1mwQx6k
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