Jungfraujoch - Morning or afternoon?

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robbyb22
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Jun 18, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Hi

We are going to be based in Wengen so we are planning to hike from Manlichen to Kleine Scheidegg on a Friday or Saturday morning with the aim to arrive in KS around 12pm. Our idea was to then get train up to Jungfraujoch and spend a few hours there in afternoon before returning to Wengen.

is this the better option or should we aim to do Jungfraujoch much earlier and beat the crowds? This would mean forfeiting our hike as we only have 2 days in Wengen.

Any advice much appreciated.

thanks

Rob

Lucas
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:37 PM in reply to robbyb22

For me, it really comes down to the weather.

If it looks sunny and clear skies first thing in the morning go right away. Otherwise I'd wait and see if it looks better in the afternoon. If you are going to go to Jungfraujoch regardless then stick to your early morning plan I think.

robbyb22
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Jun 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

thanks Lucas

Which is the most accurate source of weather information?

Arno
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Jun 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM in reply to robbyb22
May
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Jun 21, 2018 - 4:22 AM
Impactedmind
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Jun 21, 2018 - 5:20 AM in reply to robbyb22

I would go first thing in the morning as soon as the weather was clear. But if you think u can beat the crowds you are wrong . I took a 8am train from kleine scheidegg there were ppl who did not get seats (me included ) then they made us sit in the vacant seats in the reserved compartment. And many had to wait for the 8 30 train.

But by going first thing in the morning you can save money I bought a good morning ticket for 85 chf with half fare card from lauterbrunnen to jungfrajoch to grindewald .

If you really want to do the hike go to jungfraujoch in the morning and then do the hike on your way back. Sure the views are behind you but it's better than not doing it at all.

Cheers

Last modified on Jun 21, 2018 - 5:23 AM by Impactedmind
robbyb22
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Jun 21, 2018 - 10:28 AM

thanks

i think if you cant beat the crowds anyway then we might stick to the original plan and attempt to go from KS at around lunchtime.

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