Jun 24, 2017 - 4:45 PM
My husband and I are putting the finishing touches on planning for our trip to Germany and Switzerland at the end of next month and we have everything set except for which train travel pass to purchase for the time we are in Switzerland. We will be in the area for 5 days/4 nights from August 1st through 5th. We will spend the first 3 nights in Wengen and our last night will be spent in Interlaken.
I have been reading extensively about the pass options and I understand the Half Fare Card, but I am struggling to understand the difference between the Jungfrau Travel Pass and Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. I look at the validity maps but they are so small and I have a hard time understanding which routes are covered vs reduced, so trying the spreadsheet is a challenge for me. I figured I would stop in here and see if could get some expert advice. We have a list of excursions we would like to do while in the area but we are going to remain flexible and pick and choose based on the weather and how we feel that day, so it's a little hard to know which ones we will actually do. Below is my list of possible planned excursions, I know we will probably also just go into the villages and explore, based on this what do you suggest we purchase? Thanks in advance for your help and please set me straight if I have misunderstood what's covered in these passes.
Mannlichen (from Wengen, hike to Kleine Scheideigg and return via train)
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe
Lake Thun (Cruise to Castle)