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!