Lauterbrunnen base for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn

Lauterbrunnen base for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn

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Amalfi
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Mar 27, 2018 - 8:52 AM

Hi,

I will be staying in Lauterbrunnen for 2 days only on May 22-23 and plan to do the following 2 itineraries:

Day 1 - Up early morning - Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch

Down - Jungfraujoch - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen - Lauterbrunnen

ALL TRAIIN

Day 2 - Up Early Morning - Lauterbrunnen - Bus - Stechelberg -Cable-Schilthorn

Return - Schilthorn - Cable - Murren - Hike - Gimmelwald - Cable - Stechelberg - Bus-

Trummelbach Falls - Bus - Lauterbrunnen

Please advise if this is too hectic or can be done at reasonable pace. Am I missing anything in the neighbourhood which is a must.

Thanks for any feedback in advance.

Also, I will having a Swiss Travel pass . I gather the full Schilthorn trip will be Free.

For Jungfraujoch , can I buy the discounted tickets for Lauterbrunnen -->Kliene Scheidegg ---> Jungfraujoch ---> Kliene Scheidegg --->Wengen at the start of my journey at Lauterbrunnen ?

Chantal
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Mar 27, 2018 - 3:32 PM in reply to Amalfi

Hi Amalfi, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

This is doable in two days. If you want to plan your trip in more detail, you can use the Swiss timetable.

Schilthorn is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. Yes, you can purchase your tickets for Jungfraujoch at the start of your journey.

We've listed other activities in the Jungrau region on our webpage here: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion/activitie s.

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Mar 27, 2018 - 10:33 PM in reply to Amalfi

Hi Amalfi,

>> Day 1 - Up early morning - Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch Down - Jungfraujoch - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen - Lauterbrunnen

This looks like you are going up and coming down the same way, as I see no mention of Grindelwald. Is that your intention?

>> For Jungfraujoch , can I buy the discounted tickets for Lauterbrunnen -->Kliene Scheidegg ---> Jungfraujoch ---> Kliene Scheidegg --->Wengen at the start of my journey at Lauterbrunnen ?

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, travel is free as far as Wengen or Grindelwald. So your discounted tickets only need to cover the trip between Wengen or Grindelwald and the Jungfraujoch- but you can still buy the tickets at Lauterbrunnen.

Alpenrose

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Amalfi
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Mar 28, 2018 - 11:13 AM in reply to Removed user

I have read several recommendations here about Jungfraujoch - Going up one Way and coming down the other way. But I think this works better if one is travelling from Interlaken .

Since I will be travelling from Lauterbrunnen where I will be staying, I would welcome some tips on how to cover both Wengen and Grindelwald on my way down ,when I will be more at leisure.

Ideally, I would like to reach Jungfraujoch first thing in the morning as recommended by most. I see from SBB website that there is Direct train from Lauterbrunnen to Kliene Scheidegg.

Lucas
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Mar 28, 2018 - 6:52 PM in reply to Amalfi

Coming from Interlaken won't affect you taking the other route down from Jungfraujoch if you want to.

In the summer you can take the gondola from Grindelwald to Mannlichen & to Wengen but it doesn't start up fully until May 31. The timetable will give you your route options between the towns that are available to you.

On average, mornings can be great - but always wait for the weather forecast on the morning you want to go up and make sure it looks good. The afternoon might be nicer.

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Mar 29, 2018 - 5:23 AM in reply to Amalfi

>> will be staying in Lauterbrunnen for 2 days only on May 22-23 ... I would welcome some tips on how to cover both Wengen and Grindelwald on my way down

Just to add to Lucas' comments: You can't really visit both Wengen and Grindelwald on the way down at that time of the year, as they are on different sides of the Männlichen Massif, and the cable cars up one side of the Männlichen and down the other are closed for maintenance between 3 April and 31 May 2018.

To visit both, your best option is to take the train up via Grindelwald and down via Wengen, or vice versa. This can be done from Lauterbrunnen - the Swiss Timetable will give you the route and travel time. I have attached a diagram of the circular route to/from the Jungfraujoch.

My choice would be to go up via Grindelwald and down via Wengen, as (in my opinion) Wengen offers better opportunities for a village stroll, and has a wonderful lookout over the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The choice, of course, is up to you!

Alpenrose

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Lucas
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Mar 29, 2018 - 5:46 AM in reply to Removed user

Yes, a much better option. :)

Amalfi
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Mar 29, 2018 - 8:04 AM in reply to Removed user

Alpenrose666 - Thanks for the Diagram

It seems that I can change trains midway between Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken and go upt0 Grindelwald and onto Jungfraujoch. Would that station be Zweilütschinen ? The diagram doesn't mention name of that station. This will save me from going all the way down to Interlaken to catch a train to Grindelwald.

Also,what time does it get dark around 22/23 May ? I will be reaching Lauterbrunnen at 15:12 and my Hotel Steinbock is apparently next to the Cable Car station to Grutschalp. Can I spend some time to relax in that area ? Worth it ?

rockoyster
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Mar 29, 2018 - 8:44 AM in reply to Amalfi

Zweilütschinen is correct.

Also for sunset see www.timeanddate.com/su n/@2660253?month=5&year=2018

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