Jungfraujoch on May 22nd, 2017

Jungfraujoch on May 22nd, 2017

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Elise01
Elise01
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Feb 11, 2017 - 8:37 PM

We are planning to see the Jungfraujoch on May 22nd, 2017. During this time is the train going to Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg working? Any problems with snow or weather during this time of the year?

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 12, 2017 - 9:24 AM in reply to Elise01

Hi Elise01,

You shouldn't have any issues getting to Jungfraujoch but please note weather can change dramatically and quickly and if it is poor that day you may not be able to see much of anything. If possible give yourself an extra day or so in your planning so you can have a 2nd option to go there. There is snow at the top year round.

Here is a page on how to get to the Jungfraujoch that should give you all the information you need. :)

best regards,
Lucas

Elise01
Elise01
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Feb 12, 2017 - 10:46 AM in reply to Lucas

Thank you for your response.

How long does the whole trip to the Jungfraujoch take (from Interlaken)?

We are staying in Interlaken and arriving around noon from the Lugano/Locarno area on May 21st. So we would have that afternoon and then the additional day of the 23rd. What would you recommend seeing during our stay?

Slowpoke
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Feb 12, 2017 - 2:51 PM in reply to Elise01

Hi Elise -

This timetable will help you understand travel times, to the Jungfraujoch and other attractions near Interlaken:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

The cograil train runs all year long.

In may, the train from Interlaken Ost leaves at xx05 and xx35, and takes 2 hours to reach the top station.

Check with the tourist office in Interlaken or the train station staff before you go up. There is some tendency for clouds to gather near the Jungfrau and Eiger in the afternoon. Though hardly a clear "rule" it is usually advised to try to go up in the morning. However, the weather changes frequently, so keep close watch.

Please note Lucas advice. It is good that you have parts of 3 days in the region.

Check these links for other items of interests/ contingency plans:

www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

Slowpoke

These links will suggest other options.

Last modified on Feb 12, 2017 - 2:52 PM by Slowpoke
Elise01
Elise01
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Feb 12, 2017 - 9:39 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks for the info!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Feb 12, 2017 - 9:49 PM in reply to Elise01

You are welcome.

Let us know if you have more questions..

By the way, a lot of the mountain transport starts up for the season about then. I think that May 25th is the magic number for those other transport systems, such as the cableways above Wengen and GRindelwald.

The timetable linked above can confirm that.

map.search.ch/.en.html ?pos=651648,161344&z=8

Zoom in for rail lines. Click on Traffic under "Points of Interest" in the Menu to see the transport stops/stations.

Slowpoke

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