Feb 2, 2018 - 10:28 PM
Hello, We are an English family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children aged 15, 12 and 8) and will be visiting Switzerland in August as part or a month long European trip. We are looking to spend 10 days in Switzerland and have roughly planned 7 days in the Bernese Oberland and then 2 days near or around Zermatt/Matterhorn area.
We will have our own car with us and will be travelling in from Germany and then out into Italy.
We would like some advice on the following please:
1. Where is a good place (Town/Village) to stay in the Bernese Oberland? I have read that Interlaken is in a good location but that there are nicer places to stay (Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald). We would prefer to stay in a more scenic location and our budget would be 150 – 180 Swiss francs per day. We are happy to stay in an apartment or campsite (we may bring our own camping equipment).
2. I have read that public transport is very good so is it better to use this instead of using our own car?
3. We are an active family and love the outdoors, so would prefer to spend most of our time outside. We haven’t really considered visiting the cities, although Bern and Lucerne look lovely so may take a trip to either one. Which would you recommend, or would it better to spend more time in the Mountains?
Thanks in advance, Scott.