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Mar 29, 2011 - 12:28 AM
Thanks ! here's the new topic

My family (2adults with one 8 year old boy) will be visiting Oberland & Zermatt in early June period. (can u advise what kind of warm clothes to bring?)

We have read that Wengen, Lauterbrunnen & Murren is scenic... would you advise which area would be ideal to stay for our 3-day visit? and how would you suggest what to do? we have not idea... perhaps mild hiking.... (we are from the city!) So far we only have a broad plan... we are getting Eurail as we will be visit 4 european countries

1-4 June
Day 1 arrive from Paris (afternooon) to Interlaken OST ---> we are hoping to stay in Wengen? still wondering if thats the best place to put up... maybe do a little tour in Interlaken town first before going to Hotel?

any other ... with nice peaceful and beautiful resort ? (how do you suggest take the rail up? one way? then get a 1-day pass next day to Jungfraujoch?)

Day 2: to Jungfraujoch.... should we have time to also stop by other places that is on the way?

Day 3: to Lauterbrunnen area? the falls?? etc? - not quite sure where to start from, hard to visualise from all the reading..

Day 4: am to Zermatt (arrive abt 1pm) - what can we do? walk around in the Zermatt town?

Other than that we will move to Zermatt for only 2 nights, now the key question is:
with just 2 nights, which area should we focus on? Gornergrat only? Is Schwarsee (the lake area) worth the visit - if the scenery is different?
you see the hotel which we are booking offers only a free pass to Gonergrat, so if we visit Schwarsee, we would need to purchase another separate ticket...

Day 5: Gornergrat Day tour... also Schwarsee?? (or put it in Day 4 upon arrive to Zermatt?)
Day 6: depart am. to Zurich

Our aim to the Mountains and the scenic places is to enjoy God's wonderful creation in Swiss!! :-) We are not the "active hikers nor skiiers..."

Appreciate your kind advice and time


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Mar 30, 2011 - 4:05 PM
Hi Shirley,

You should prepare for all kinds of weather. What works best is bringing multiple layers of thin clothing so that you can change along your way. And be sure to bring rain coats (hopefully you don't need them).

If you want a place more easily accessible then pick Lauterbrunnen. For a better view, Mürren or Wengen is better. Ideas for day trips and hiking can be found in the Bernese Oberland section.

Eurail information can be found here. If you want to travel extensively, consider a Jungfrau Railways Pass.

Tips for around Zermatt are listed in the Wallis section. I can recommend the Gornergat as a viewing point. You can combine it with a bit of hiking.

It's going to be a beautiful trip!


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