Lauterbrunnen vs Grindelwald

Lauterbrunnen vs Grindelwald

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redscooter
redscooter
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Mar 18, 2012 - 11:38 AM
Which of these two towns is a better/easier starting point to begin the Jungfraujoch rail trip? Also, if you only have two days to visit this region, (in September), which town offers the best/most access to tourism, restaurants etc etc.?
Wandermann
Wandermann
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Mar 18, 2012 - 12:35 PM
Hello redscooter,

In my view Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald are about equal as starting points for a Jungfraujoch rail trip. I've traveled from both towns to Kleine Scheidegg (part of your train trip) many times, although I never stayed in either of these towns.

Maybe Gindelwald is a bit more touristical? But if you have one day left for other activities Lauterbrunnen could be the place to be. You could visit the nearby Trümmelbach waterfalls, take the cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, from there go to Mürren (by train or by foot) and back to Stechelberg by cable car and Lauterbrunnen (by bus). Another option would be to visit Schilthorn (amazing views, if weather conditions are good).

On the other hand, from Grindelwald you could take the gondolas to First, or the cable car to Pfingstegg, or visit the gorge of the "Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher".

Conclusion: I can't advise you any further!
redscooter
redscooter
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Mar 18, 2012 - 1:45 PM
Thanks - that does help.
hazmel
hazmel
21 posts
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Mar 19, 2012 - 11:37 AM
My wife and I stay in a self catering appartment in lauterbrunnen when we holiday in Switzerland and find everything we need to travel to the tourist spots is there.The railway is at the bottom of the main street and the cable car is on the opposite side of the road both will take you to all the important destinations. Enjoy your holiday.

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