Help about Jungfraujoch excursion

Help about Jungfraujoch excursion

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montylee
montylee
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Mar 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM
Hello everyone, i just joined this forum :-)
I'll be visiting Switzerland in May, 2012. I want to make a trip to Jungfraujoch. Now, my travel company is giving me an option of staying in hotel Merkur: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g188081-d264868-Reviews-MyHotel_Merkur-Interlaken_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html

whereas i like Hotel Berghof Wilderswil: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1130522-d530260-Reviews-Hotel_Berghof_Wilderswil_Interlaken-Wilderswil_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html

My travel company will be providing me with the swiss pass and pass for Jungfraujoch excursion so no worries for that part. I wanted to know the following:

1) How can i take the excursion from Wilderswil to Jungfraujoch?
2) If i have to stay at hotel Merkur which is near Interlaken west station, then how to take excursion from there to Jungfraujoch?
2) What times does the excursion train start from Interlaken?
Wandermann
Wandermann
298 posts
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Mar 28, 2012 - 6:29 PM
Hi montylee,

1. From hotel Berghof Amaranth to Wilderswil railway station will be about a 15. min. walk. There take train to Lauterbrunnen. Change trains to Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg. Change trains for your last leg to Jungfraujoch. Your trip will last about 2 h. 30 min. (walk included)

2. MyHotel Merkur is situated quite near railway station Interlaken West. Take train to Interlaken Ost. Change trains to Lauterbrunnen, see 1.
This trip will also be about 2 h. 30 min.

3. If you are free to choose the time to start your trip, all information can be found using the Timetable. Just enter station of departure, destination, date and time.

Note: at Zweilütschinen one part of the train proceeds to Lauterbrunnen, the other part to Grindelwald. You can choose to go via Grindelwald as well, provided your travel company has not given you other instructions.

Enjoy tour stay!
montylee
montylee
10 posts
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Mar 28, 2012 - 11:10 PM
Thanks Wandermann :-) that is really helpful.
1) Regarding the timetable, can you please suggest what departure and destination stations to put for my case?

2) From both hotels, do I have to go to Interlaken West station?

3) What option do you suggest I should take? Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald? and why?

4) What part of the journey is through cogwheel train? I have heard a lot about it.

Thanks for your help!
Arno
Arno
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Mar 29, 2012 - 1:32 AM
Hi montylee,

Just enter "Interlaken West" or "Wilderswil" and "Jungfraujoch" in the timetable. The complete journey from Interlaken Ost to the Jungfraujoch is by cogwheel train. The wheel will not be used on relatively level sections.
Wandermann
Wandermann
298 posts
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Mar 29, 2012 - 2:41 AM
Hi montylee,

Whether you go via Lauterbrunnen or via Grindelwald doesn't matter: both routes are beautiful and take the same amount of time. On your way up you could go via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen, and on your way back via Grindelwald.
montylee
montylee
10 posts
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Mar 30, 2012 - 6:26 AM
Thanks guys, this is really helpful
For Lucerne, i have to go to Mount Titlis. I'll be staying in hotel Drei Konige, Lucerne. How to go there from my hotel?
Also, on some places, i read Lucerne and some place Luzern. Are these two places same or different?
Wandermann
Wandermann
298 posts
top member
Mar 30, 2012 - 10:21 AM
Hi montylee,

Your hotel Drei Könige in the Bruchstrasse is situated less than 1 km. (in straight line) from the main railway station of Lucerne (about a 15 min. walk), from where you will leave for your trip to Mount Titlis. I found out using Google Earth (are you familiar with this fantatic program?)

Again use the Timetable to see when you can leave from Lucerne railway station, where to change trains etc.

Luzern is the German name, Lucerne the English name of this city.
montylee
montylee
10 posts
new member
Mar 31, 2012 - 3:40 AM
Thanks for the info :-)
I don't use google earth much, mostly use google maps.
sinkafu
sinkafu
35 posts
active member
Mar 31, 2012 - 1:03 PM
Dear Sirs,

If we want to go Mount Titlis, is it better to stay in Lucerne?

Or Zurich is more closer?

Look forward to your reply.

Sin
Annika
Annika
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Apr 1, 2012 - 6:33 AM
Hello Sin. Lucerne is closer to the Titlis than Zurich. You can use the timetable to find information on the length of your trips.
sinkafu
sinkafu
35 posts
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Apr 1, 2012 - 10:41 AM
Dear Annika,

Tks a lot!

Sin
montylee
montylee
10 posts
new member
May 17, 2012 - 11:05 AM
Hey guys, my trip to Switzerland was awesome! thanks to all of you for helping me out :-)
Annika
Annika
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May 17, 2012 - 1:42 PM
Thanks for letting us know montylee! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
montylee
montylee
10 posts
new member
May 17, 2012 - 2:27 PM
:-) hopefully i'll visit Switzerland sometime in future again.
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
318 posts
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May 17, 2012 - 4:50 PM
Hello Montylee, so glad you enjoyed your trip - I am sure you will want to go back! After our first trip we knew we had only seen a tiny fraction of what there was to see and do in Switzerland so we returned the following year and kept on going back every year - we will make our 13th visit this summer still with new places to visit and favourites to re-visit. This is a forum which really helps new visitors as so many posters have a lot of experience and though we have made so many visits we are still learning from them!
Maggie
montylee
montylee
10 posts
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May 18, 2012 - 3:08 AM
wow that's awesome

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