Aug 17, 2017 - 8:58 AM
in reply to itamardomb
Hi itamarbomb -
You can drive to Grindelwald easily in early September. Once there, you will park your car, because you can go no further by automobile. Early September is a nice time to visit the area; just hope for good weather, or you won't see much of the Alps. On the other hand, you really have trouble avoiding the sight of at least part of the Alps from many places that are not right up close to the Jungfrau. The views are just much better if you get to the places mentioned below.
As several of us have mentioned, you can take the cograil train which runs from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg, then onward to Wengen annd Lauterbrunnen, and also the different cograil train which runs from Wilderswil (near Interlaken) to Schynige Platte. The views from Schynige Platte are quite nice.
www.fotocommunity.com/ photos/schynige%20plat te
Both will give you chances for some good pictures. This link explains that in more detail.
www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e
From your first post, I assume that you do not wish to do any hiking to get to a place to take pictures. Is that correct?
I have attached some pictures taken from Wengen. (One location, the Hotel Eiger is no longer a hotel (now apartments, called I believe "The Eiger Residence") but the view is similar from the train station in Wengen). The Eiger Residence is right by the train station; that picture was taken from an upper floor. The other picture, of the Lauterbrunnen Valey, was taken from below the church which is a 10-15 minute walk from the station. There is a well known point for taking pictures near the church. I took the second picture from a trail down the hillside, a hundred meters or so below the church. If you ask at the tourist office, not too far from the train station, they can direct you to that or other spots. To get that picture showing the depth of the Lauterbrunnen Valley requires very clear day. That view is also visible for a few seconds as the cograil train approaches Wengen station from below ( or goes down towards Lauterbrunnen).
This map is set to show Wengen and I have turned on a layer (from the menu under Points of Interest) to show the church. It is located by the words "Ufem Biel." If you zoom in to the correct zoom level, you can see the cograil train tracks which are present in the view i have selected.
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