Jun 22, 2018 - 3:12 AM
in reply to Ascharpf
>> I have booked hotels at both Wengen and Grindenwald. I was surprised to find that several hotels were already booked for the dates I'm thinking of
At that time of year, it is more likely that the hotels are closed, rather than booked out :-) The ski season finishes in April, and the hiking season starts in the second half of June, so many hotels close for part of this period.
>> Will hiking trails be open in this area in late May? ... what altitude is considered "high altitude" in terms of hiking? I see that lower altitude trails are likely to be open but not high altitude ones.
Hiking options in May in this area would mostly be limited to valley floors and lakesides. You might have to contend with muddy patches on some walks.
Options could include:
You can check with the local tourist offices for details of what other trails are open when you are there.
The 2019 timetable for trains, buses, boats and cable cars etc will be released in mid-October this year, but based on this year's operational dates, transport in the Jungfrau Region is likely to be as follows for the period 23-30 May 2019:
Likely to be operating
- Gondola Grindelwald to First
- Bus from Grindelwald to Meiringen via the Grosse Scheidegg (probably from 18 May)
- Train to Jungfraujoch (operates year-round)
- Cable car Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp
- Bus Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg (operates year-round)
- Cable car Wengen-Männlichen (possibly from 18 May)
- Cable car Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren-Birg-Schilthorn
- Train Wilderswil to Schynige Platte (possibly from 25 May, but depends on snow cover - this year, opening was delayed by a week due to snow removal and safety work taking longer this year because of the amount of snowfall during the winter)
Trümmelbach Falls will also be open
Not likely to be operating
- Funicular Mürren-Allmendhubel
- Gondola Grindelwald Grund-Männlichen (closed for entire summer season 2019 due to construction of new gondola)
Last modified on Jun 22, 2018 - 3:20 AM by Alpenrose666