Dec 19, 2017 - 1:49 AM
in reply to JoshMithy
>> One can't say that one month is better than the other for a Jungfraujoch visit, but one day will be better than the other. For example: on average September is a very nice month, but even then a whole day of rain is certainly possible.
To illustrate Arno's point, here are two pictures of the Lauterbrunnen Valley taken within a few days of each other in September last year.
September is said to be the best month to visit the Jungfrau Region, but anyone who had only one day there, and that happened to be 5 September last year, would have seen little but cloud. Had they spent a few extra days there, they would also have experienced clear weather, both at Wengen (where those photos were taken) and on the Jungfraujoch.
>> Day 4: Visit Lauterbrunnen & explore nearby villages (overnight stay in Lauterbrunnen) Day 5: Visit Jungfrau(overnight stay at Lauterbrunnen) Day 6: Visit Lucerne
If I were you, I would keep a constant eye on the weather forecast and be ready to do a Jungfraujoch visit on any of those days - in fact, on the first clear day - and re-arrange your other activities accordingly.
On your arrival day in Lauterbrunnen, you could be on top of the Jungfraujoch by lunch time if you took the fastest route from Visp and had a short break in Lauterbrunnen to drop off your luggage. On the last day, if you got an early start (e.g. 8:00) you could visit the Jungfraujoch in the morning, spend two hours there and travel to Luzern, arriving around 16:00.
If you will be arriving in Switzerland before Sunday 25 March, be aware that daylight saving starts on 25 March, and clocks go forward one hour. Sunset at the end of March before daylight saving starts will be around 18:45; after daylight saving starts it will of course be an hour later. The German term for daylight saving is "Sommerzeit", which simply means "summer time".
The Altstadt (old town) of Luzern, the riverside promenades and the bridges make for a beautiful stroll in either daylight or after dark, and are particularly beautiful at dusk when the lights start coming on and creating magical reflections in the river.
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