Nov 5, 2017 - 8:41 AM
in reply to jmurr
>> Am coming from Alsace where we will have had a car for 1 week but thinking of leaving it in Basel
I don't rent cars in Europe, but I have the impression it will cost you more to leave it in Switzerland rather than France (if you rented it in France to begin with).
>> as Swiss trains sound amazing
They are, and you won't have to contend with the possibility of challenging driving conditions in winter.
>> We're 2 parents plus our teenage boys 19 yr old and 17 yr old ... Interlaken 3 nights coinciding with New Year.
There will be free fireworks coordinated with music by Queen on 1 January at 19:45 on the Höhematte West in Interlaken. That's the big park opposite the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel in the Höheweg.
(not available in English as far as I can tell)
>> also came across Haus Schönegg in Kiental which sounds great. Not sure how easy the latter is for getting into Interlaken for a bit of New Year activity although we're not really into serious partying stuff.
Kiental is really too remote to be a good base for sightseeing in the Jungfrau Region, or for activities in Interlaken. Travel time between Interlaken and Kiental is 1 hour 19 minutes at least, and the last connection for the day back to Kiental is at 17:29 daily.
>> the 'Harder Potschete' on the 2nd day-time?
Yes. Things kick off at 11:00 on 2 Jan with a lunchtime concert, and the procession starts at 14:00.