Wengen-Jungfraujoch- Kleine Scheidegg trip route

Wengen-Jungfraujoch- Kleine Scheidegg trip route

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Cynthia
Cynthia
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May 22, 2011 - 2:04 PM
If we are staying in Wengen, and want to do the Jungfraujoch train ride, and include a walk from Mannlichen to Kleine Schedegg as well, can you tell me if the following is correct:

1)Leave Wengen early, around 7:30am/8:00am - purchase a ticket to the Jungfarujoch via Kleine Scheidegg
2)Go directly to the Jungfraujoch
3)From there, take train to Kleine Scheidegg (its now probably time for lunch?)
4)walk to Mannlichen
5)walk back to Kleine Scheidegg
6)walk back to Wengen

First, do I have the itinerary/directions correct?
Next - train ride to Jungfraujoch - I understand this is 2 1/2 hours?
If we do all the above, I think that puts us back in Wengen around dinner time, correct?
If this is correct, can we buy one-way tickets, or do we need round trip? Need to purchase in advance?

Thanks for your input
Wandermann
Wandermann
297 posts
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May 23, 2011 - 9:33 AM
Hello Cynthia,

For starters: what you are planning here seems a bit much to me for one day. Being at Jungfraujoch can be rather overwhelming, there's the high altitude and if weather is nice you probably want to spend some time there. Of course I don't know how your fysical and/or hiking condition is, but nevertheless.

Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch will take you about 1,5 hours, depending on your time of departure and the connections. If there are many people going up to Jungfraujoch you might have to wait for the next train(s). You can check the time table if you want.

Hiking to Männlichen and back is doable, although you will hike the same track twice, it will be worth your while because of all the beautiful views.
Walking back to Wengen might be a bit too much. It's a wonderful hike, but rather tiring after all you have done already.

An alternative idea would be: hiking from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengernalp (part of the route to Wengen) and take the train to Wengen from there. You will be so glad that you can sit! :-)

I'm pretty sure one ticket for the whole plan will be available, just ask the train personnel at any manned train station. Purchasing in advance will not be necessary.

Hoping this helps a bit, and whishing you the best weather ever,
Cynthia
Cynthia
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May 23, 2011 - 10:54 AM
Wandermann -

Thanks for the information. We'll leave for the Jungfraujoch early - I'm an early person. I assume we'll be at the top around 9:00am - 9:30am, and plan to spend some time there - at least until the cold forces me back down the hill (not a cold-weather person).

Once in Kleine Scheidegg, is there any other way to/from Mannlichen other than walking? We could always take a gondola/train one direction and walk the best direction.

As we walk from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen - Wengernalp would be a great place for us to hop a train unless everyone is feeling up to continuing the walk. That is a great idea - thanks.
Wandermann
Wandermann
297 posts
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May 23, 2011 - 11:25 AM
Hello Cynthia,

Actually, there are no short alternatives for walking from Kleine Scheidegg to Männlichen.

Alternatives are: cogwheel train (Wengeralpbahn) from Kleine Scheidegg
1. to Grindelwald Grund, from where you can take the gondolas up to Männlichen.
2. to Wengen, from where you can take a cable car up to Männlichen.

I hope this answers your question.
Cynthia
Cynthia
20 posts
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May 23, 2011 - 1:53 PM
It does, thanks. I think we'll walk from Kleine Scheidegg to Mannlinchen, then back - and then we'll start our walk to Wengen and we'll catch a ride on the way if we tire out.

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