Sep 24, 2012 - 12:52 PM
To Forum Members and Moderators:
My wife and I recently returned from a week in the Berner Oberland region, and we had one of the best vacation weeks ever. We stayed in Lauterbrunnen, and the surrounding area is magical. We used a 4-day flexi pass to enjoy much of what the area had to offer. Although one of the highlights was a trip to the Jungfrauhoch on a day where there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the weather was warm (I ended up hiking at 11,333 ft in a t-shirt), it didn't require a special event to have a special day. For example the (easy) hike from Murren to Grutschalp was a joy, as was the hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. On the one day that it rained, the trip to the Trummelbach falls was great. If you need a day to rest your legs, like I did, the boat ride from Interlaken to Brienz was a great way to see the surrounding area. Just being in this area was fantastic, and I would strongly recommend Lauterbrunnen as a great base location - we rented an apartment two bus stops up from the train station (15 minute walk).
I can't overstate the value of the Swiss Pass. It really worked for us, especially with the 50% discount for two people. Finally, I 'd like to thank the moderators and this forum and this website in general. I used it to death while planning the trip, and it proved to be an invaluable resource for negotiating the various Pass options and planning our time so as to make the most of each day.