Sep 17, 2019 - 2:16 PM
in reply to cherple
< during the same period and many places were closed >
We were discussing hotels and restaurants. These would be open, no problem. Otherwise, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. It means that museums, schools, public administration etc. are handled like a sunday, i.e. usually closed (museums maybe not). Unless you plan to have your meals at a school cafeteria, you will not be affected as far as restaurants are concerned. Regarding shopping, in many tourist resorts you should find at least some stores open. Trains operate on the sunday timetable (usually no major diffeence with working days). Easter saturday and Easter sunday are handled as normal saturdays and sundays.
Going from Wengen to Zermatt and back, with presumably a ride to Gornergrat, will require that you start early, and will give you a good (and long) experience of Swiss railways (about 3.5 hours one way Wengen-Gornergrat). Sure, it's feasible.
The way you distribute your 16 days depends entirely on your tastes and priorities: cities, mountains, night life, museums, activity, leasure, etc. The specific aspect for you is that in April the skiing season is coming to an end, high hiking trails are still closed, snow show hikes might not be so exciting (soft and muddy snow), and daytime is still short.
Being Swiss it is not easy to tell you "what I would do". I have been to all these places but not as parts of a single trip. Let's say Interlaken itself is not exciting but a good base for lake boat excursions, etc. Zermatt's chief attraction, the Matterhorn, might be behind clouds on the very day you arrive there from Wengen.
Last modified on Sep 17, 2019 - 2:17 PM by Snowman