Jun 17, 2015 - 7:33 PM
I am travelling through Europe for a couple of weeks and am spending a few days in Switzerland.
Here are the things that I have booked already and cannot change:
- arrive in Basel train station at 7:00 in the morning on Wednesday 1 July- spend three nights in Mürren- leave Switzerland from Zurich train station at 1930 on Saturday 4 July
I calculated that getting from Basel to Mürren, Mürren to Zurich, and with a trip to Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn, the cheapest option would be to get a half fare card at around 320 CHF total. The Bernese Oberland Regional pass came in at around 390 CHF, so I could probably an extra couple trips and still be under.
I have bought the half fare card, but not the actual trips to/from Mürren yet. I can't check into my hotel until 14:00 so I figured maybe it is best to see what the weather is like. It will cost a little bit more to buy the tickets on the day I arrive in Switzerland and not the Supersaver, but maybe it is worth walking around Basel and Bern for a couple hours on the way? Or is it best to just get to the mountains right away?
Also, I have read that it isn't worth going to Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn if it is cloudy, so what would be a good alternative? Going down to Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen? Is it possible to get to either of those by foot? I have never really hiked in the mountains before, the closest was in Iceland where I went to the top off a small volcano, but that was only about 45 minutes or so. However, I would like to hike if possible, i.e. if the worst is just being exhausted and not actually being dangerous.
Ideally I would like to get to Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn on the day I arrive in Switzerland and spend the other two days hiking and other sight seeing. And then hopefully spend a few hours in Zurich on the 4th so if anyone has ideas for a few hours in Basel/Bern/Zurich that would be appreciated as well.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide. Sorry if my questions are a bit too generic or open ended!