Good scenic short hikes

Good scenic short hikes

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champ
champ
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May 3, 2013 - 5:49 AM
Hi All,

I am making a 10 days trip to Lucerne (3days), Interlaken (3 days) and Zermatt in June 2013. I am keen to do perhaps a short half day round trip hiking in any one of those places that I will be visiting.

If I can only do ONE short leisure hike and not too difficult, which will you recommend ? We love the mountains and hope to enjoy the scenery as much as possible although our itinerary only permits us ONE short leisure hike.

Your recommendation will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Patrick KL
054266
054266
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May 3, 2013 - 4:34 PM
Out of Interlaken, I would train to Lauterbrunnen, cross the street to the Gondola which connets to a small, narrow gauge train that makes the short hop to Murren. My favorite walk is from the train station in Murren, through the town with a stop for a glass of liquid and the most fabulous view of the Monk, Jungfrau and Eiger (Alpenrue Hotel Deck). Then at the far end of town is another gondola that drops back down to the valley floor. The 45 minute hike back to Lauterbrunnen is outstanding.

In Zermatt I would recommend the hike to Zmutt, a small, antique of a place with some really great food for lunch. It's about an hour uphill but a great hike, view and food. Sits right at the base of the Matterhorn. Just head out of town towards the Matterhorn and keep to the right. You will see signs.

In Interlaken, the boat ride to Thun is a wonderful excursion with several colorful stops. My routine is then a short walk to the train station (In Thun) and then train back to Interlaken. A good 1/2 day trip.

In all of Switzerland, Murren is my favorite town. On the other side of the valley is Wengen which holds it's own "sights to see." Same train station out of Lauterbrunnen but the opposite direction from Murren.

Have a good trip and hope for good weather. We will be right behind you in August and are spending our 12 days split between Murren and Zermatt. You will see why!
champ
champ
15 posts
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May 3, 2013 - 10:16 PM
Hi RCW,

Thanks for your insightful information. Really appreciate it. I will probably do Murren as suggested as the photos I see on the Internet and your recommendation confirms it.

Thanks a bunch
Patrick Kl
0321recon
0321recon
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May 7, 2013 - 5:35 PM
I second the Zmutt hike when in Zermatt
champ said: Hi RCW,

Thanks for your insightful information. Really appreciate it. I will probably do Murren as suggested as the photos I see on the Internet and your recommendation confirms it.

Thanks a bunch
Patrick Kl
champ
champ
15 posts
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May 7, 2013 - 8:35 PM
Hi Bob,

Thanks very much for your recommendation. I may just do the Zmutt hike too when in Zermatt .

Thanks
Patrick KL

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