3 days Wengen: which rail pass & what to do?

3 days Wengen: which rail pass & what to do?

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Themobilepet
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Apr 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

We will flying into Zurich and staying in Wengen. We arrive at 8am on a Mon. and fly out Wed.at 6pm. Should we buy a 3 day rail pass or is it a waste of money to buy it for just 2 days, and just pay per trip. If I'm reading it correctly, it's saying it'll be 184 to go from Zurich station to Wengen per person r/t, but 220 for a 3 day pass? Plus, the 3 day pass allows for free travel and 1/2 price tickets? The 3 day pass seems like a no-brainer. What are absolute must-sees you would recommend based on our short stay? Thanks!

rockoyster
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Apr 27, 2018 - 9:04 PM in reply to Themobilepet

Hello mobilepet and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

A 3-day Swiss Travel Pass looks good to me. Buy on-line and print at home before you leave then just hop on the train at Zurich Airport and off you go.

For highlights try www.myswissalps.com/on edayjungfrauregion and www.myswissalps.com/we ngen/activities.

Go one way via Bern and one way via Luzern between Zurich and Interlaken.

Mark
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Apr 27, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Hi

without knowing your interests it’s a little hard to make suggestions. Since you will be in Wengen for only a short time, you may find it convenient to take the cable car from Wengen to Männlichen then take the short and very scenic walk to Kleine Scheidegg. At KS you can eat lunch and continue by train to Jungfraujoch or alternatively walk up to Eigergletcher or down to Wengeralp. Mark

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Apr 28, 2018 - 1:07 AM in reply to Themobilepet

>> If I'm reading it correctly, it's saying it'll be 184 to go from Zurich station to Wengen per person r/t

The fare from Zürich to Wengen (one way) is CHF 84.40 if you go via Bern; CHF 65.40 if you take the more scenic route via Luzern. Return fares are double that.

Alpenrose

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Lucas
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Apr 28, 2018 - 2:20 AM in reply to Themobilepet

Hi Themobilepet,

Yes, do let us know your interests - but perhaps you can find things that interest you on our what to do in and near Wengen page. There is too much to do there so you should have no shortage of options to pick from. Are you traveling soon? Later in the summer? In the winter?

Themobilepet
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:21 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you!

Themobilepet
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:23 PM in reply to Mark

Thank you. I want my husband, who is a big mountain guy, to experience a quaint swiss town, but I know he's dying to see some good sights. We're not so much into shopping, so more really beautiful sights is what I am seeking.

Themobilepet
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:25 PM in reply to Lucas

Travelling late may. We like hiking (but not extreme) and my husband loves mountains. Not really interested in any museums, any major tourist traps, just breathtaking scenery. I don't want to go and then return and think, "why didn't we go see x"

Themobilepet
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:26 PM in reply to Mark

Thanks

Lucas
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Apr 29, 2018 - 12:23 AM in reply to Themobilepet

Wengen was a good choice then. When looking at hikes from my last link note that ones over 2000 meter will probably not be open until mid June. You can reconfirm at the tourist office when you are in Wengen or Grindelwald though.

Themobilepet
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Apr 29, 2018 - 6:41 PM in reply to Lucas

Does this mean on May 29th, we probably won't be able to Hike Hiking from Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, Bernese Oberland?

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Apr 29, 2018 - 11:14 PM in reply to Themobilepet

>> Does this mean on May 29th, we probably won't be able to Hike Hiking from Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg

More than likely, yes. (I am assuming you mean the hike from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, rather than also including the demanding hike up to Männlichen from Wengen.)

One of the forum experts on Wengen, Kim, says she has never seen the Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg walk open before 12-15 June. See her post of Jan 16, 2018 - 6:28 AM on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/traveling-to-berner-oberland-in-late-may

The gondola from Grindelwald Grund to Männlichen will recommence operations on 26 May, so you will be able to get up to Männlichen for the views.

You will have to go down the same way though (if the hike is still closed), as the cable car from Männlichen down to Wengen does not reopen until 1 June 2018.

Alpenrose

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Themobilepet
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May 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM in reply to Lucas

Lucas, Would we be better off with 3 day pass or just buying individual tickets if we plan on the following?

If we do this trip, .we arrive Zurich. Take train to Wengen.

If we spend one day going up on the aerial cableway to Mannlichen,walk to Kleine Scheidegg,have food,walk down to at least Wengernalp or further(under the face of the Jungfrau..I love this part) , then I'd take the train or walk back down to Wengen. Then take train to Lauterbrunnen and visit the Trummelbach falls.

Day 2 - take the train the "long way" to Grindelwald over the Kleine Scheidegg route(or the lower route via Lauterbrunnen which is cheaper),then take the gondola to First and walk to Bachalpsee/ then take the gondola from Bort to Grindelwald.

Day 3 - lakes at Interlaken then train to Zurich.

Slowpoke
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May 13, 2018 - 1:13 AM in reply to Themobilepet

<<"f we spend one day going up on the aerial cableway to Mannlichen,walk to Kleine Scheidegg,">

Probably, almost certainly, cannot.

Please read the earlier posts in the thread.

Slowpoke

Lucas
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May 13, 2018 - 1:22 AM in reply to Themobilepet

Yes, I would buy the Swiss Travel Pass for those 3 days - almost certainly worth it.

To be sure though read our page here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

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