Oct 24, 2015 - 6:28 PM
in reply to nisckia
Hi Nisckia -
Nice to see that you have done your homework on travel options. And, as Kim says, "lucky you."
Annika mentioned Christmas markets. I have not been to all of them, but I believe that the largest in Switzerland is in Basel. I do know that the market in the Hauptbahnhof at Zürich is considerably larger than the one in Luzern. Since I frequenly stay in Zürich or near Luzern, that is the one that I know best.
I have often found the handicrafts at Christmas markets to be particularly nice at the markets in the villages, such as in the Emmental. As far as I know, you won't be there, but if you are, keep your eyes open. You get more local artisans.
I was glad to see Kim jump in. It saves me the effort of referring to her wonderful magnum opus.
I used it, plus recommendations from Swiss friends to stay at the Schönegg in June. It is a terrific hotel, meeting high Swiss standards, with reasonable prices at the time I was there in June. I and my grandson ate there one night, and right around the corner at da Sina one night. The Schönegg has a very skilled and creative chef. He prepares extraordinary and unique food. I found it a slight bit on the expensive side for Switzerland, but quite consistent with the quality and creativity.
da Sina is a quite good Italian restaurant with excellent service, and we found the food to be much better than at the many good quality Italian restaurants that we know. It is less expensive than the Schönegg. We did not have time to try Kim's other recommendations.
The entire area around the Jungfrau is one large ski slope, with many lifts and slopes, as you probably know. A "day trip to Grindelwald" might simply be one destination from a ski run down from Kleine Scheidegg or Männlichen, or a short train ride on the cog-rail, followed by a lift or train up to a ski run that takes you back to Wengen.
You might find this map to be useful. It offers tremendous detail.
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