Apr 2, 2016 - 11:25 AM
in reply to kenlee6
What has not been mentioned in the thread is the weather/climate.
Early May is low season in the Jungfrau region, and some other alpine regions. That is because the snow is either gone or nor so good for skiing, and the trails are not yet open for hiking at higher altitudes.
Lower altitudes, such as the Lauterbrunnen Valley, probably Wengen, will likely have no concerns with now blocking trails.
Since it is low season, many cableways will not be running. Many but not all hotels will be closed, as will some restaurants.
The cograil will run.
As late April/early May is still the tail end of Winter at high altitudes, the weather will be changeable, and th emountains make their own contributions to a rapidly changing weather situation. Thus, it is wise to allow a few days in the area, in order to (hopefully) have a sunny day to go up to Jungfrau or Kleine Scheidegg and see mountain scenery, instead of the insides of clouds.
Here are some links about the weather and climate.
For a more detailed discussion of the implications of visiting at that time of year, you might look at this thread, particularly the posts on March 30.
PS- I like Wengen. Everyone has their own favorites.
If you come by car, there is a large , cheap parking garage at Lauterbrunnen by the station. From there, you can catch the frequent cograil trains to Wengen and beyond.
Last modified on Apr 2, 2016 - 11:29 AM by Slowpoke