Jul 19, 2014 - 11:17 AM
I now have a shortlist (well, very long list) of places to visit but am thoroughly confused on how to sort them into groups that are practical to see together. For instance I know I can go from Grindelwald - First on the cable car and then hike to Bachsee/Bachalpsee from there, but I believe there are different options for the return journey to Gr'wald (staying in Wengen). Also there is the First flier/trotti bike combination to consider. What is the best way of combining all these? I read somewhere that the gondola and hike together is a half day trip - what else could I combine while I'm in that area - the Grindelwald glacier? Any other places? Kleine Scheidegg/ Mannlichen?
Likewise the Lake Brienz area, should we take the boat to Brienz and the train back or vice versa? As yet undecided whether to do the Brienzer Rothorn or Ballenberg museum, I presume both would be too much? If we didn't do either of these would we be better off combining Brienz with Meiringen, Aare gorge, Reichenbach or Giessbach falls.
Is the trip to Lucerne worth doing bearing in mind the travelling time as we will be near lakes anyway - should we add it onto the Brienz day?
We also hope to visit Jungfraujoch (depending on the weather) and the attractions at the top - including the snow/fun park as the children are desperate to try skiing/snowboarding. Will this be a full day by itself or can we tack anything else on?
There will be 5 of us - myself, my husband and our 14,17& 19 year old sons, we will have the half fare card and the JF 6 day pass plus a family card and will be staying for 1 week.
All suggestions appreciated!