Hiking advice, Jungfrau?

Hiking advice, Jungfrau?

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NateS
NateS
4 posts
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May 11, 2011 - 7:55 PM
Hi, I'm planning a trip to Europe in late September with my brother. I would like to do a short hike, max length of about 4 miles total. We'll have a car and be driving from Lausanne to Lucerne, then north to Nurburg. What hike would you suggest that has the most amazing scenery?

It seems we can take a train from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch. Is there a ~4 mile hike (roundtrip!) from there? Would it be too cold?

Note we don't go hiking very often (hence the 4 mile total limit), but we are 28 and 30, so we should manage ok.

Thanks for your help!
NateS
NateS
4 posts
new member
May 11, 2011 - 7:59 PM
Hmm, I found this...
http://luxuryexperience.com/adventures/adventures_category/hiking_jungfraujoch,_switzerland.html
Maybe there is plenty to do at Jungfraujoch that a hike is not necessary? It sounds like a fun place!
Arno
Arno
7339 posts
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May 12, 2011 - 3:02 AM
Hi NateS,

A trip to the Jungfraujoch can indeed be fully enjoyed without hiking. Also, the options are limited as this is a high Alpine environment with snow and thin air that doesn't allow for regular hiking. The only somewhat regular route I know of is walking to the Mönchsjoch Hütte and back. I think it's about an hour (one way). If you just want a beautiful trail that's not covered in snow, you can best look at our hiking suggestions for the Bernese Oberland or one of the other regions. If the weather is clear, walking from the Niederhorn is something I can recommend.
NateS
NateS
4 posts
new member
May 15, 2011 - 9:29 AM
Hi Arno, thanks for the reply! :-)

I've been super busy planning my trip. I need to cover a lot of ground -- over 15 days I'm driving Munich, Graz, Venice, Como, Interlaken, Lucerne, Nurburg, Amsterdam -- so I have limited time at each stop. I ended up planning to check out Jungfraujoch, but I won't have enough time at Interlaken for a hike. Instead, I am planning to drive through the Black Forest and fulfill my hiking needs there. I know that isn't the Swiss Alps, but would you happen to have any suggestions on a great hike in the Black Forest? I'll be driving through south to north and can stop anywhere south of Baiersbronn. I have up to maybe 6 hours max for a hike. I need to build up an appetite for Schwarzwaldstube in the evening! :D

Googling around I found this which sounds fun. I'd prefer researching it beforehand, but I suppose in the worst case I can stop at a tourist office and get a (possibly random) recommendation.

Thanks again for your help! :-)
Arno
Arno
7339 posts
expert &
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May 16, 2011 - 2:30 AM
Hi NateS,

That's quite a trip. You almost deserve a holiday just to recover from all that ;-) Anyway, I'm not familair with hiking in the Black Forest. I can recommend this restaurant, but that's about it. I do know that hiking is pretty well organized in Germany, similar to Switzerland. It shouldn't be a problem to get suggestions and a map from a local tourist office.

Enjoy your journey!
NateS
NateS
4 posts
new member
May 16, 2011 - 4:36 AM
Thanks Arno! :-)

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