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BPTraveler
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Feb 1, 2022 - 11:17 PM

We are a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) spending 10 days in Switzerland. We plan to travel from Zermatt to the Bernese Oberlan d on Easter day and stay until the following Wednesday when we head to Luzern for a couple of days. I have found a hotel in Murren and a hotel in Grindelwald. What is the better option at that time of year? I like the idea of staying in Murren because it is high up and has those incredible views. But I know it is the shoulder season so I didn't know if Murren would be completely quiet and we should therefore go towards Grindelwald. Also, I know the weather can be hit or miss in April so we are going to be flexible on what we do so Grindelwald might provide more flexibility. Any help is much appreciated!

Ildiko
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Feb 2, 2022 - 10:04 AM in reply to BPTraveler

Hi BPTraveler and welcome to MySwissAlps.com!

I, personally would prefer Grindelwald as you also wrote, that would give you a little bit more flexibility and also there might be a bit better weather. But anyway, I doubt Mürren will be quiet or boring during Eastern holidays :)

If you stay in Mürren, you should expect snow there.

You can read more about the Swiss weather at www.myswissalps.com/weather.

Something else: Are you going to have a rail pass (https://www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass)?

Take care,

Ildiko

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BPTraveler
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Feb 3, 2022 - 2:56 AM in reply to Ildiko

Thanks for your response. It’s very helpful. I guess we will go with Grindelwald and just visit Murren. The snow won’t bother us and the kids will think it’s neat! It is a tough decision because both accommodations that I have reserved seem nice.

I am still working on whether we get the half fare pass or the Swiss pass. I have found your spreadsheet and plan to work with it once the fares are released for our visit. Is it right they only release them 60 days ahead?

Ildiko
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Feb 3, 2022 - 9:27 AM in reply to BPTraveler

I think you cannot go wrong, both places (Mürren and Grindelwald) is beautiful :)

Yes, the spreadsheet (www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass) is useful. Make sure to read the guide here first: www.myswissalps.com/timetable. It teaches you how to use the SBB timetable.

You can already start calculating, just use the normal prices (not the discounted SuperSaver Tickets because they run out quickly) for any random days as close to your traveling dates as you can. The normal price of a point to point tickets do not vary.

You find more details about the SuperSaver Tickets at www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland.

Let us know if you have further questions,

Ildiko

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