1 1/2 day sightseeing in the Jungfrau Region

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sabaji
sabaji
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May 15, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Hi,

Here is my one and half day sightseeing plan in Jungfrau region on 30 & 31 May.

  1. Reaching Interlaken OST station from Montreux by GoldenPass line at 12:49
  2. Leaving for Hotel in Murren via Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg
  3. In the remaining part of the day, visit Birg and Schilthorn
  4. NEXT DAY: Start early for Jungfraujoch via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen/Kleine Scheidegg
  5. Return from Jungfraujoch to Interlaken via Grindelwald

QUESTIONS:

  1. Is this too much or doable?
  2. Will we have time on the 2nd day to roam around a bit in Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg
  3. Can we fit in Schynige Platte via Wilderswil either on the 1st day between Interlaken to Murren OR on the 2nd day between Jungfraujoch to Interlaken?
  4. What time can we expect to reach Interlaken on the 2nd day? Will there be time for roaming around in Interlaken, may be a short lake cruise?

Will really appreciate any guidance on this.

Thanks

Annika
Annika
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May 15, 2017 - 9:34 AM in reply to sabaji

Hello sabaji,

1. I'd say this is doable, provided weather is good. Make some back-up plans in case it's cloudy or rainy.

2. Yes, that's no problem.

3. I think it's too much for day 1. But you could try it on the afternoon of day 2 after your Jungfraujoch visit. If you leave for Jungfraujoch early and don't spend more than a few hours at the top, you'll be able to get back to Interlaken in the early afternoon.

4. Yes, after an early and not too long Jungfraujoch visit you could plan either Schynige Platte or a boat cruise on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz.

You'd best use the general timetable at myswissalps.com/timeta ble to plan your trips. You'll also find links to specific timetables on the pages I linked to above.

sabaji
sabaji
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May 15, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Hello Annika,

Many thanks for the detailed reply. It really makes me feel good about the plan.

I saw it said on your site that if it is cloudy, there is no point visiting Jungfrau. Therefore do not do any pre-booking for Jungfrau. In that case, where do we buy tickets for Jungfrau? Should we buy it at Lauterbrunnen when we come down from Murren or should we buy it at Kleine Schedegg? Will there be a long queue?

Also, what are these tickets? Is it train ticket from Kleine Schedegg to Jungfraujoch? Or is it entry ticket to Jungfraujoch? Or both? We have Swiss Travel Pass, so there will be 50% discount on tickets, right?

Thanks

Baji

Brahms
Brahms
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May 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

It is a train ticket from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch and back. Jungfraujoch (the mountain) is free of charge.

Jayy123
Jayy123
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May 15, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Hey sabaji!

Juangfraujoch doesn't provide 50% off. With the swiss travel pass, you will receive a discount of 25% from Klein scheidegg. But yes, the train from wenden or Grindelwald to klein is 50% off.

Hope this helps

sabaji
sabaji
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May 15, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Thanks for the info.

Does one need to make reservations beforehand for the Kleine Schedegg to Jungfraujoch train and back? Or one can buy tickets at the time of catching the train?

Thanks

Baji

Annika
Annika
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May 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Hi Baji, Brahms and Jayy123,

Some clarification on the Swiss Travel Pass discount for the Jungfraujoch: the trips as far as Wengen/Grindelwald are for free. Between Wengen/Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch a 25% discount applies. Please refer to myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/validity and myswissalps.com/jungfr aujoch/tickets. The right amounts of discount are listed there.

Baji: you can buy a ticket from any point to the Jungfraujoch. It doesn't have to be from Kleine Scheidegg. You can buy your tickets at any railway station along the line (e.g. Lauterbrunnen) before boarding the train. Just show your Swiss Travel Pass for the right amount of discount. Advance booking is an option too, but the risk here is that you won't know what the weather will be like until the day before, or even better: at the travel day itself. Late May isn't high season yet, so the risk that all seats are taken is really low.

Last modified on May 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM by Annika
sabaji
sabaji
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May 15, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Many thanks Annika. This really clarifies everything.

Warm Regards

Baji

Jayy123
Jayy123
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May 15, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Hey Annika! Didnt know the route from Grindelwald to klein is also 25% discounted. Thank you so much!

Brahms
Brahms
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May 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Travel between towns are free with Swiss Travel Pass. Kleine Scheidegg isn't a town or village.

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