8 days in Interlaken with an infant

8 days in Interlaken with an infant

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RAHEJAPARAG
RAHEJAPARAG
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May 21, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Hello

I am travelling with my wife and my 20 month old son for 14 days to Switzerland. To avoid any discomforts with the kid we have chosen just 2 bases for our stay, 1st is Interlaken for 8 days and then to Zurich for 5 days.

I have chosen Harder Kulm, Schilthorn, Trummelbach falls as day excursions on each days.

Kindly suggest if the ones chosen are safe for kids. And are there more attractions where we could go?

We plan to cover atleast one attraction each day for a period of 4-6 hours.

We plan to hire a car also to be flexible and easy with the kid but would not mind travelling on a train for an hour or so.

Thank you.

Annika
Annika
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May 21, 2018 - 5:12 PM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

Hello Rahejaparag, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!

Interlaken is a good base for the Jungfrau region and the (wider) Bernese Oberland. There are lots of activities, quite some of them suitable for infants as well. Harder Kulm shouldn't be a problem. Schilthorn should be fine too, as long as you watch your child for any signs of altitude sickness as explained at our Schilthorn page: myswissalps.com/schilt horn. The Trümmelbach Falls unfortunately aren't accessible for kids under 4, as some of the steps can be slippery and the sound of the water crashing down can be too overwhelming. Further suggestions are at myswissalps.com/jungfr auregion/activities.

I understand that a car might seem more flexible, but in the Jungfrau region it isn't necessarily. Many of the beautiful locations can't even be reached by car. Driving in a larger city such as Zurich can be tricky and parking fees are high. Did you check myswissalps.com/carver sustrain? Once you're settled on the transportation issue, it's wise to look into rail passes to save money: myswissalps.com/train/ ticketspasses/practica l/chooserailpass. Even if you rent a car, a rail pass such as the Swiss Half Fare Card will come in handy.

Please find tips for Zurich at myswissalps.com/zurich. Mind that it isn't close to the mountains. If you want to make scenic trips during those 5 days as well, you may reconsider and pick Lucerne instead.

RAHEJAPARAG
RAHEJAPARAG
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May 21, 2018 - 5:50 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika, appreciate your response.

I have few thoughts

1. I understand for trimmelbach falls and would avoid.

2. If going up to harder kulm then schilthorn kid feels fine then can we go up to jungfrau?

3. What day trips to other cities like zermat, titlis etc you suggest as we plan to drive there?

Annika
Annika
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May 21, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Hi again!

2. Jungfraujoch is a lot higher than Harder Kulm, so just as with Schilthorn, you should be aware of the risks of altitude sickness: myswissalps.com/jungfr aujoch.

3. Both Zermatt and Titlis are quite far off from Interlaken. If you want to keep travel times under an hour, you'd better focus on the Bernese Oberland: myswissalps.com/bernes eoberland/activities. There's so much to see and do that you definitely won't get bored. Plan your trips with the aid of the timetable at myswissalps.com/timeta ble and, if you plan to drive, a reliable route planner. Then you can decide what travel times are acceptable for you and your travel company.

Last modified on May 21, 2018 - 6:39 PM by Annika
Gunzel
Gunzel
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May 22, 2018 - 6:48 PM

I would seriously reconsider your plans to hire a car.

The Swiss public transport system is excellent - and you leave the driving to the experts!!!!!

Travelling with an infant would be a challenge for anyone but with good planning and suitable stops you should be fine.

Happy travels and let's hear of your experiences!

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