Covering the Jungfrau Region in one day

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Jun 23, 2019 - 6:37 AM

Hi,

From Lucerne, will be arriving Interlaken on 10th July in the morning and only have one day to spend, leaving the next morning.

One would typically do full day excursion Jungfraujoch top of Europe, but I have also heard a lot about Grindelwald First (with all the rides, scenery aside).

So the question is, is it realistically possible that in 1 day, we cover the areas by taking the route Lauterbrunnen-Jungfrau-Grindelwald-Grindelwald First before returning to area near Interlaken OST?

Thanks for the advice.

Snowman
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Jun 23, 2019 - 9:04 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi LawWS, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

It is possible. Leave Lucerne at 6:06 and arrive at Jungfraujoch at 10:05. Take your selfie and go on to Grindelwald...

Wether it is realistic is up to your judgement. Plan it, and decide on the spot.

Enjoy the trip!

Snowman
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Jun 23, 2019 - 9:09 AM in reply to Snowman

There is even a train that leaves Lucerne shortly after 4:00 am. You could arrive at First at 11:16 am after having been to Schilthorn, then Jungfraujoch (and spend around 10 minutes at each).

Slowpoke
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Jun 23, 2019 - 10:17 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi LawWS -

Snowman has used the timetable to determine those times:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

That is a valuable page explaining an invaluable tool.

You will possibly find a map to be useful. My preferred map for traveling in Switzerland is this one:

map.search.ch/

Zoomed in with transport stops turned on:

map.search.ch/?pos=644151,163664&z=32 &poi=bergbahn,halteste lle,zug

Mouse over an icon to get the exact official name for use in the timetable.

Slowpoke

PS- You might consider spending the time near Luzern itself. Quite nice, but not as spectacular as the Bernese Oberland. Titlis is closer than the BO.

Also, in the BO, opinions vary on the value for money of the Jungfraujoch trip....especially if you have no time to spend up at the top. If cloudy, you won't see much but the inside of a cloud, by the way.

www.meteocentrale.ch/e n/europe/switzerland/w eather-jungfraujoch/details/S 067300/

Snowman
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Jun 23, 2019 - 12:52 PM in reply to Removed user

Several travellers (not all) want to coveras much as possible, but don't specify what they mean when they use the word "cover".

I hear you can order selfies from a website to whom you just send one or more picture of yourself/selves and they will make a "selfie" with it in front of a selected scenery, for about USD 10 if you wear the appropriate clothing ( for Jungfraujoch or Matterhorn, say, a windcheater, sunglasses and a woolen hat), or USD 30 if they have to "dress" you. If you are interested let me know and I will send you the link. Really cheap and much less tiring, for the same result, comparing to taking pains of actually going there for no other reason.

Arno
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Jun 23, 2019 - 12:59 PM in reply to Snowman

Hi Snowman,

Even without knowing LawWS's exact expectations, we can safely assume that this is not what they want. Let's ask questions and propose options that can actually be done within a day in the region.

Last modified on Jun 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM by Arno
Arno
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Jun 23, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Hi LawWS,

If you want to see a lot of the region then this suggestion might be helpful: www.myswissalps.com/on edayjungfrauregion. It's all weather dependent of course. You will need a backup plan if all the mountains are covered in clouds.

Snowman
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Jun 23, 2019 - 1:04 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Of course you are right. I hope I did not offend anyone, and I apologize if I did.

The Internet is not really a place to practice caustic humor, and, moreover, I should remember my own wishes when I travel to a country I have never been before.

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Jun 23, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Hi all, no offence taken! (:

Thanks for all your valuable inputs, will definitely be taking your suggestions into consideration!

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