Alpine train trips from Interlaken

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Petergolf69
Petergolf69
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Nov 26, 2016 - 10:03 AM

I am traveling alone in Switzerland from the 13th to the 19th June next year. I have two full days in Interlaken and would like to do two alpine train trips. Which ones would you recommend so that I see the best that is on offer.

Peter.

Brahms
Brahms
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Nov 26, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Hallo Peter,

Go one day to the Jungfraujoch (only with very nice weather) www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch and one day to the Brienzer Rothorn. Make a tour with train, steamtrain and boat from Interlaken: www.myswissalps.com/br ienzerrothorn

Last modified on Nov 26, 2016 - 7:12 PM by Brahms
Petergolf69
Petergolf69
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Nov 26, 2016 - 7:55 PM in reply to Brahms

Thanks Brahms, that is a big help. I Can't wait to get to Switzerland and experience all it has to offer.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Nov 27, 2016 - 7:44 PM in reply to Petergolf69

Hi Peter-

Brahms has given good advice.

This link will help you better understand all the options in the Bernese Oberland and the Jungfrau region:

www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland

Follow the link shown there for the Jungfrau region.

Also, look at:

www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain

Alpenrose recently posted a trip report with excellent photos of the Brienzer Rothorn trip:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/trip-report-late-august-to-mid-october-2016

Scroll down a couple of days in that thread.

This map will help you visualize the trip(s). Zoom in for rail lines. Turn on transport stops/stations under "Points of Interest/Traffic" in the menus.

map.search.ch/?pos=641920,169120&z=8

The time table will help you plan those trips:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

In particular, you might find time for some walks or hikes, depending on how much time you spend on the train trips. Please be aware that the higher alpine trails are only becoming available in mid-June. Winter is just finishing at altitudes above 2000 meters or so. Some of the cableways resume operation in early June after the between seasons break.

Weather will govern your choice of trips. On a cloudy day ( at high altitude) you will only see the inside of clouds from the Jungfrau. That is expensive and not so enjoyable. Keep in touch via weather reports, web-cams,. local train stations, tourist offices. With a two day stay in the region, there is a a significant chance that you will not have weather good for the Jungfrau trip. The links above can give you some other ideas as contingency plans.

Your interest in travel suggests Interlaken as a good base. For a better experience of alpine villages, a bit more remote from good main-line rail connections, I prefer Wengen, which is just opening up in early June from low season ( "Low season" means not much skiing, therefore not many customers in April and May). Or, Grindelwald, or Mürren, or even Lauterbrunnen ( on the valley floor.)

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

Where else will you be in Switzerland? If you are within travel distance, you might be able to get to the Jungfrau on a different (sunny) day than your original plans indicate.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Nov 27, 2016 - 9:11 PM by Slowpoke

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