Which all peaks to visit?

Which all peaks to visit?

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Cupid
Cupid
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May 10, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hi..

I will be visiting Switzerland in late Aug16 with my grown up daughter. Request advise which two of the following four ...

1. Pilatus

2. Schilthorn

3. Jangfrau

4. Titlis

are recommended ang will give better insight to Switzerland.

B. How would it be to stay at Wegen,Lauterbrunnn or Gimmelworld instead of bigger owns like Interlakken

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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May 10, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Welcome Cupid!

I will add some links to your post. Those pages allow you to review all mountains and see pictures, so you can make a choice. Personally I would include Jungfraujoch if possible.

Do mind your spelling, as that makes it a lot easier to find train schedules in the timetable. It's Jungfraujoch, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald and Interlaken.

Interlaken is a lively tourist oriented town with little to see in town but good train connections and plenty of shops. The other towns are in the mountains, smaller and provide a better insight in Switzerland I would say. Gimmelwald is very small with no shops at all.

Last modified on May 10, 2016 - 11:32 AM by Arno
Cupid
Cupid
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May 10, 2016 - 12:06 PM in reply to Arno

Arno Thanks for the prompt reply and the reminder about spellings! waiting for your links.

As i will be visiting in last week of Aug16 which is peak seasson and i read in one of the posts that trains to the peaks run out of tickets, is it advisable to buy tickets online in advance? Is it possible to apply Swiss Pass discount online on these train/ropewaysif one buys Swiss Pass also online.

what are the cancellation /refund policy for the trains to peaks and for swiss pass?

Arno
Arno
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May 10, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Hi Cupid,

The links are already there, didn't they work for you?

You'll be traveling in peak season but you don't need to buy excursion tickets in advance (you can if you want to). An exception applies to Jungfraujoch: myswissalps.com/ jungfraujoch/tickets.

You won't be needing a Swiss Pass, but you may need a Swiss Travel Pass (not the same thing). You can buy the pass online and print it at home. All details are here: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ price.

You'd better check cancellation policies on the site you intend to buy from, but in general passes are 85% refundable, and peak tickets are not dated so you can use them on the day with appropriate weather.

Last modified on May 10, 2016 - 2:39 PM by Annika
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 12, 2016 - 11:46 PM in reply to Arno

<<"The links are already there, didn't they work for you?">>

I see them.

Slowpoke

Cupid
Cupid
18 posts
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May 13, 2016 - 1:16 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi slowpoke

yes the links are active now...thanks

adunham
adunham
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May 21, 2016 - 4:08 PM

This is a helpful thread, thank you. Can you recommend which peak would be most appropriate for taking a two year old and an infant? Are any routes stroller/pram friendly?

My two year old would love a train ride.

We're staying several nights in Lauterbrunnen and in Lucerne.

Thanks,

Angela

Annika
Annika
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May 22, 2016 - 7:26 AM

Hi Angela,

With an infant, you should be careful when traveling up to such high altitudes, due to chances of altitude sickness. Do consult a doctor before heading off. The Rigi near Lucerne may be a good alternative, as it's a very pleasant train ride and allows some relatively easy hiking.

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