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Nitya Singha
Nitya Singha
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Feb 11, 2020 - 11:19 AM

We would be arriving Interlaken in April 7th afternoon from Zermatt. We will stay 7 and 8th April night in Interlaken. I need your help on below:

how can I cover both Schilthorn and Jungfrau in one day; asking as I want to go through Grindelwald and come back through Lauterbrunnen. I understand Schilthorn is close to Lauterbrunnen. Kindly let me know how I can plan my day of April 8th to cover both Jungfrau and Schilthorn.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 11, 2020 - 9:33 PM in reply to Nitya Singha

Hello Nitya,

Looks like you have the Jungfraujoch side of things sorted out. You will want to get an early start but make sure the weather forecast is favourable before buying tickets and setting off.

From Lauterbrunnen a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you can easily visit Schilthorn (don’t miss The Thrill Walk at Birg).

See www.myswissalps.com/schilthorn/gettingthere. I prefer the direction I described above. You will learn why as you leave Gimmelwald for Stechelberg.

This map will give you an idea of the lie if the land.

1960man
1960man
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Feb 12, 2020 - 1:22 AM in reply to Nitya Singha

Personally I would choose one or the other, as you won't be in such a rush. Jungfraujoch is very expensive for what is - on the top half - a journey on an underground railway where the only scenery is rock walls. Assuming good weather you get a good view of all the big mountains from Mürren village, let alone the Schilthorn.

Nitya Singha
Nitya Singha
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Feb 12, 2020 - 3:35 AM in reply to 1960man

Thank you

harveyshot
harveyshot
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Feb 13, 2020 - 2:59 PM in reply to Nitya Singha

Hi Nitya Singha

From one travel planner to another, I think 1960man’s advice is best. Pick one or the other.

We will be in the Interlaken area in early April as well. We were also going to try and do both areas but after a lot of research decided on just doing Schilthorn. Besides having lunch at the 007 restaurant (Piz Gloria) there seems to be enough to do and see in Murren, Gimmelwald and Birg as well as Schilthorn to make a non rushed relaxing day of it, not to mention saving some money. Try the circuit through Grutschalp that rockoyster mentions to round it out.

Good luck and have fun with whatever you decide.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 13, 2020 - 9:19 PM in reply to Nitya Singha

I’ve never been to Jungfraujoch so I can’t say from personal experience whether I think it is worth it or not. Many, many tourists make a bee-line there.

If 8 April is a fabulous clear blue sky day than ask yourself whether you will get home and regret not having done Jungfraujoch when you had the chance.

Pvish
Pvish
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Feb 13, 2020 - 11:17 PM in reply to harveyshot

Is the Swiss travels pass cover all these train and cable cars?

how late Interlaken city is open ? After coming back from mountain for stroll a city?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 14, 2020 - 1:37 AM in reply to Pvish

Not all cable cars and trains in the Jungfrau Region are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. You need to study the map and read the text at www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity.

Interlaken doesn’t “close” I don’t think. Maybe shops will be closed by 6:00pm or so but there will be bars and restaurants open well into the night.

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