Mar 11, 2015 - 7:56 AM
Good to hear our website is helpful to prepare for your vacation! Let's look into your questions:
1. Well, the trails may technically be easy, but personally I would not want to do these longer hikes without a map. In case of bad weather you may miss a sign, for example. Also you always need to know about alternative trails, in case of an emergency or if the hike is longer or more strenuous than expected. You can buy a detailed hiking map locally, or at least take printouts from wanderland.ch. There's an app for your smart phone as well, please see here.
2. Trübsee to Meiringen is a lot of vertical meters to cover! First from 1800 m up to the Jochpass at 2200 m. Then either all the way down to Innertkirchen at 625 m, where you can take a train to Meiringen. Or, from the Jochpass, up to about 2250 m along the Tannensee and Balmeregghorn, ending at Planplatten (2233 m), where you can take a cable car down to Meiringen. There is a chairlift from Trünsee to the Jochpass, which will start operating June 19. The timetable is posted on the Titlis website.
3. It's safe, and no need to pre-book. Details and links can be found here.
4. Actually, the full fare for day 2 and 8 is equal to the price of the Swiss Half Fare Card (see here for how to do the math). The Swiss Half Fare Card allows you to save 50% on these train trips and the cable cars you intend to use. See here for Swiss Half Fare Card prices please. Tickets can be purchased on the spot.