Jan 26, 2015 - 6:14 PM
Hi marchendtrip! Glad to hear our website has been helpful so far.
As for your request: yes, I would indeed prefer to travel up via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen and down via Grindelwald. That's because the uphill journey to Wengen is simply breathtaking, as the views at Jungfrau massif gradually unfold. The route to Grindelwald is quite spectacular too, close to the foot of the Eiger, but in my opinion it doesn't really make a difference whether you do this up- or downwards.
Train changes won't bring you any further than the stations' platforms, so if you want to explore the village, you should get out of the train, stroll around and get back on a next train. This way, a round trip to the Jungfraujoch would allow you to see a few of the gems of the Bernese Oberland in just one day. Train tickets allow you to get out during your journey, as long as you complete it in one day.
In two days, you simply can't cover everything. Day trips to consider, apart from the Jungfraujoch, are a boat trip over lake Thun , some easy hikes down in the valleys, or a scenic train trip like the Golden Pass route towards Lucerne or Zweisimmen. If you're fond of viewing points, consider Männlichen or First. You'll be visiting by the end of the winter season and these cable cars will still be accessible. The waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen valley are spectacular indeed, but by the end of March snow shouldn't be melting that much yet, so they be not be that impressive.
Last modified on Feb 5, 2015 - 8:13 PM by Arno