Hiking with baby in Jungfrau region in March?

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Carla1686
Carla1686
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Feb 22, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Hello.

I've found this website very helpful for information. I was wondering if I can get some advise re traveling with our 6month old baby.

We're staying in Lauterbrunnen from 16th to 20th March, with the aim to see nearby towns such as Wengen, Murren, Grindelwald and do some easy hikes. We don't ski/do winter sports, so the trip really is to sightsee and enjoy the views. I have a few questions...

1. If we want to explore nearby towns as well as do short hikes, are there particular routes that you would advise? Eg take a cable car up to a town and do a short hike from there (that is baby friendly?)

2. In relation to the first question, what hiking trails will be suitable to do with a baby this time of the year? We will be putting her in a baby carrier.

3. Do you advise that we buy thermals etc or will layering be sufficient to keep our baby warm? And will warm leather boots be ok?

4. I am thinking of purchasing the Junfrau hiking and sledging pass. Do you think it will be worth it even if we will be restricted in going to places above an altitude of 2500metres with our baby with us (which seems to be the common advise)?

5. Knowing that this region really is to explore the outdoors, just wanted to ask if there are any other infant friendly places for us to go to especially if the weather is bad? eg indoor play areas etc or other infant-friendly activities you can suggest?

Many thanks in advance.

Carla

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 23, 2018 - 9:05 AM in reply to Carla1686

Hi Carla1686 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

We have a list of popular hikes in the Jungfrau region here. It explains how to access them and elevation, difficulty etc.

The problem you will have is the snow levels. Some of the trails will be closed while others are opened but groomed snow -So good hiking boots or rent snowshoes.

It is currently -2 in Grindelwald today and I would expect the temperature to not be a lot warmer in mid/late March. Be prepared for around 0 degrees but maybe as high as 10. Once you go up from there the temperature will drop.

Carla1686
Carla1686
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Feb 26, 2018 - 9:06 AM in reply to Lucas

Many thanks, Lucas. I’m nervous that I booked for the wrong time of the year. Here’s hoping we still have a good time!

Carla

Arno
Arno
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Feb 26, 2018 - 2:30 PM in reply to Carla1686

Hi Carla,

Any time can be a good time depending on your expectations. Here's a bit more detail on that: www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

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