What to do around Spiez and hikes in Zermatt

What to do around Spiez and hikes in Zermatt

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Travel18
Travel18
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Apr 28, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Hello,

First I would like to thank the moderators of the forum for helping so many travelers.

I will be in Speiz for 3 nights going from Lucerne from June 2nd to June 5th. I will be spending 1 day for jungfraujoch and 1 day for the matterhorn. I wanted to know if there were any nearby places or activities in Spiez that we could do in the evenings on the 2 days once we have finished our day trips to the mountains?

In this time of the year is it advisable to do both the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Gornergrat?

I am traveling with a 3 year kid. Keeping the weather in mind, which of the below options are better for the views while going to the matterhorn; Sunnegga or Riffelsee. Will the lake be frozen for a good view and which one is better when traveling with a 3 year child.

Another question that I had was with regards to other day trips that we could do if the weather does not permit trips to jungfraujoch and matterhorn.

Thanks

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4732 posts
expert
Apr 29, 2018 - 1:24 AM in reply to Travel18

Hi Travel18 -

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

<<"I wanted to know if there were any nearby places or activities in Spiez that we could do in the evenings on the 2 days once we have finished our day trips to the mountains?">>

There is nice walk along the lakeside:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/faulensee-spiez

The first weeks in June are ot good for higher altitude hikes near the Jungfrau, or I'd suggest that you spend any time that you can find up there, instead of in Spiez. Time on the floor of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, including Trummelbach Falls, could be a way to finish off your afternoon near teh jungfrau.

Here are some links for Spiez:

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/spiez.html

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/spiez-castle-museum.html

www.myswissalps.com/ni esen

Not too much n the evenings.

Bern is a good alternative for bad weather days:

www.myswissalps.com/be rn

Slowpoke

Lucas
Lucas
7195 posts
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Apr 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM in reply to Travel18

Hi Travel18 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

It would be best to choose between Gornergrat and Klein Matterhorn based on the weather that day. Doing the other mountain later in the day can work if you and the family are up for it.

Have a look at some hiking options in Zermatt here

I don't think the Riffelsee will be frozen by early June no.

Travel18
Travel18
2 posts
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Apr 30, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Thanks guys for your quick reply and feedback.

While visiting the mattterhorn, with regards to the lakes which one would have the better lake views in late may/early june period. Sunnegga or Riffelsee.

Will the lake be frozen at this time for us to have a good view of the mountain reflection and which one is better when traveling with a 3 year child.

Arno
Arno
10751 posts
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May 3, 2018 - 7:12 PM in reply to Travel18

Hi Travel18,

The lakes should not be frozen around that time, but there could be too much snow to get around. For reflection I suppose the Riffelsee is better, but the views are good from both locations. You can check the webcams for the conditions when there, or ask the local tourist office. Sunnegga is lower so better in that respect.

Last modified on May 3, 2018 - 7:23 PM by Arno

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