Activities Lucerne and Wengen early December

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Nov 24, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Hi, leaving for Switzerland in a week's time and getting excited. Some details to check:

1) on the day we arrive in Lucerne, we would probably cover the old town, jesuit church, lion monument, etc and go to the Christmas market at night. We have another full day the next day. Any suggestions? Decided not to go any of the mountains, so it's between other parts of Lucerne or a simple day trip to nearby like Bern or another town?

2) in Wengen, the plan is to go up Jungfraujoch, then on way down, to walk from Klein Scheidegg to Mannlichen, then the cable car from Mannlichen to Wengen. Is the hike still easy in early Dec? However, when i checked the timetable for Wengen to Jungfraujoch, it shows to Allmend, Wengenalp, Kleine Scheidegg then to Jungfraujoch. Same for coming down. How does Mannlichen come into the picture?


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Nov 24, 2018 - 5:11 PM in reply to Bernielee68

Hi Bernielee68,

1) You'll find various suggestions here: cerne/activities. The transport museum is an option: seumoftransport. Or the glass factory in nearby Hergiswil: A boat trip could be nice too: atlakelucerne.

2) Männlichen is not on the train route to Jungfraujoch, that's why you don't see it in the timetable. The trail from Kleine Scheidegg (which is on the train route) to Männlichen is not accessible at the moment, and I doubt it will be next week as it is low season and there isn't much snow. You can check the station online through rindelwald_wengen or ask the tourist office or train staff. If it's open you can do as you proposed: walk to Männlichen and then take the cable car down to Wengen. The hike is easy but on snow, so you do need proper hiking shoes and clothing.

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Nov 24, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Oh i see. Thanks for the info, Arno!!

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