Lauterbrunnen from Grindelwald and trek to falls

Lauterbrunnen from Grindelwald and trek to falls

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anaghahk
anaghahk
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Jul 20, 2016 - 11:11 AM

We are planning to be in switzerland (lucerne and grindelwald) from 4th evening to 8th morning in August. we have swiss travel pass. We are planning trekking in Mount Rigi , Mt. Titlis on the first 2 days.My questions are:

1) how do we travel from Grindelwald to lauterbrennen? we would like to go on a trek to the falls. i am confused at looking at the map . if some one can help out - i would like a clear step by step answer on how to do the journey and trek. Can we cover Murren and Wengen also on the same day?

2) Are these travels and cable car rides (if there are any) covered under swiss travel pass?

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
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Jul 20, 2016 - 10:12 PM in reply to anaghahk

Hi!

Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen is easy. You can take a train to Zweiluetschinen, then change there for the train to Lauterbrunnen. The trip takes about 35 minutes, but is pretty dull. A more interesting way would be to catch a train to Kleine Scheidegg (takes about 30 minutes), change trains there and travel to Lauterbrunnen (takes about 50 minutes). This second train travels through Wengen, so you could jump off there and have a look around. All up, the slower route takes about 90 minutes, but it's a lot more interesting because you are always within sight of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau. I can't remember which pass is best for these trips, I'll have to leave that for the better informed.

There are a couple of Falls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The Staubach is quite close to town and only take a few minutes walk to reach. That's the waterfall you see in all the photos of Lauterbrunnen. The Trummellbach are the famous falls that have the tunnels following the water course. Quite spectacular! The tunnels are very noisy, cold and very wet, so make sure you take your wet weather gear. It's a dead flat walk, but if you're in a hurry, take the bus. It should say "Trummellbach" or "Richtung Stechelberg" (Direction Stechelberg)

From Lauterbrunnen you can take the cablecar to Gruetschalp, then a short train trip (narrow gauge, I think) to Muerren.

So, to recap, go from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg, change for Wengen, hop off there and have a look around, take the train to Lauterbrunnen, then the bus to Trummellbach, return to Lauterbrunnen, take the cablecar to Gruetschalpand and the Narrow Gauge to Muerren before heading back to Lauterbrunnen. This time, instead of returning to Grindelwald via Wengen, take the faster train via Zweilutschinen.

If I can make a suggestion - consider leaving out Muerren. It is a very pretty village and well worth a visit, but if you try and pack too much into your day, you may not enjoy it so much. It's up to you.

I'll post a "Fly Through" animation of the excursion later.

Cheers

Alan

Arno
Arno
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Jul 21, 2016 - 7:29 AM in reply to anaghahk

Hi anaghahk, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Travel Pass includes free rides on the trains to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, as well as the cable cars to Mürren. You'd better have a look at the map so you can see all details: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ validity.

anaghahk
anaghahk
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Jul 21, 2016 - 8:38 AM in reply to AlanPrice

Thanks Alan Price. that is a clear step of instructions.

1) Alan, from the map, i persume the the cable car from stechelberg to schilthorn and the one from Schilthorn to Murren would be discounted. but the other rides are appearing free.

2) from the yellow lines there, i understand the there are bus services from Lauterbrennen to Schilthorn and stechelberg. And they would also be free.

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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Jul 21, 2016 - 8:50 AM in reply to anaghahk

Hi anaghahk,

1) Stechelberg to Mürren is free, Mürren to Schilthorn is discounted.

2) There is no bus to the Schilthorn. Only to Stechelberg, and it's indeed free with a Swiss Travel Pass.

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