Feb 28, 2012 - 1:03 PM
Hi Prethiba, we visit Switzerland every year and love to stay in Interlaken. Interlaken is very central and you can travel to all destinations from there. It is only a 20 minutes travel by train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen, and from there you take the bus to the Trummelbach Falls and when you want to go to Schilthorn you take the cable car to Murren and from there to Schilthorn. From Lauterabrunnen you take the train via Wengen to Jungfraujoch. (The swiss saver pass cover your train travel up to Wengen - from there you must pay additional fees) You can also travel from Interlaken Ost via Meiringen to Lucern to go to Engelberg (Mt Titlis). From Interlaken you can also go to Spiez, change trains there to go to Brig, also just 20 minutes from Spiez. Zurich is about 2 hours from Interlaken via Bern by train. In short, you can easily get to all the destinations from Interlaken, but if you stay in Lauterbrunnen you have to travel everytime to Interlaken to get to your other destinations. (This is based on you itinerary) We always get a swiss saver pass, so we can travel everyday on all trains, busses, ferries, trams as many times as you wish. A nice outing to do with kids is the Transport Museum in Lucern. When you exit the trainstation in Lucern, just in front of you, you will find the ferries and get on, at the first stop (they will announce) you get of at the Transport Museum. If you want to stay in Lauterbrunnen, and not travel elswhere, I will stay in Lauterbrunnen, but all the places you want to visit, Interlaken is the best option. You can also visit Marinette in the Valais and see the St Bernard Dog Museum, what a highlight playing with the dogs. Enjoy your vacation, we just got back after 3 weeks in Switzerland. (Staying in Interlaken in one Hotel).