Apr 14, 2022 - 2:13 AM
Hello- first, thanks so much for all the help provided thus far. You guys have been super helpful with my previous questions, and I really appreciate it.
I am trying to finalize my list of places to go, and finding that there are too many mountains I want to visit, and I need to trim it down. We will be staying in Zurich for 1 day, Lucerne for 2 days, Interlaken for 2 days, and Wengen for 5 days. So far, I have planned to do Mt. Rigi OR Mt Pilatus while in Lucerne, Niederhorn or Brienzer Rothorn and Schynigge Platte while in Interlaken, and a bunch of trails in the BO region including going up to Jungfraujoch while in Wengen. My question is, since we are spending lots of time in the Bernese Oberland area, is it even necessary to go to Mt Rigi or Mt. Pilatus? I am wondering how the experience will be different (other than maybe more crowds?) Please forgive me if this is an insulting question. When I look at the pictures online, they are all beautiful but start to look similar to me, though I am sure the difference is obvious in person. I would love to visit all the mountains, but since we are limited in time, I am thinking about choosing between Niederhorn and Brienzer Rothorn, and possibly skipping Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus unless people on here think it is really worthwhile and adds something beyond what we would get at BO. I am having enough trouble deciding between Mt Rigi and Pilatus...they seem so similar to me except Pilatus is higher with better views but also more crowded and less easy hiking. Based on what I have seen online, it looks like Niederhorn *might* be less crowded than Brienzer Rothorn, but I don't know how true this is? It also seems Niederhorn would have more appropriate hiking for a family with kids (age 8) whereas the hiking at Brienzer Rothorn is very challenging and can be dangerous for kids. I am also hoping to see ibex at Niderhorn, but would probably need to wake up super early for this and don't know if the kids will cooperate!
Anyway, I would welcome any further thoughts or suggestions! Thanks!