Mar 14, 2018 - 11:58 PM
in reply to chassidi
>> I am working on my itinerary and currently I am planning a day for the cable car from Wengen to Mannlichen and a separate day for Wengen to Jungfraujoch. However, I saw the the following suggestion on a forum. . . gondola from Wengen to Mannlichen, hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, take the train up to Jungfraujoch, return by train to Kleine Scheidegg, hike from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen. Does this make more sense than to separate Mannlichen and Jungfraujoch into two day trips?
That would indeed make for a wonderful day! There are two factors that you should also consider though, in terms of whether you do it over one or two days, or in regard to the order in which you do things:
- After a clear morning, clouds can sometimes roll in during the afternoon, obscuring the views from the Jungfraujoch. If there is any chance of that, I would get up to the Jungfraujoch in the morning while it is still clear, and do the hike later that day or on the following day.
- If you make a reservation for a train from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch, it is for a specific train. Should you miss that train, your reservation is no longer valid and there is no refund. So it might be a good idea to allow longer than the standard time for your hike Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg. Then you can take the time to enjoy the hike and views, and stopping for photos, without worrying about missing your train.
You can check the weather and visibility at the Jungfraujoch here:
Last modified on Mar 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM by Alpenrose666