Mar 10, 2017 - 6:33 AM
in reply to Jenivis
Hi Jenivis and welcome to MySwissalps!
You do not need to make a reservation for this route no. Just hop on the train you want to take and show the conductor your Swiss Travel Pass when asked - as you said you'll need a separate ticket from Colmar to the first Swiss border town (Basel).
You can search this route and your train options on the Swiss Railways timetable here. Trains to Grindelwald from Colmar (can be purchased here) can have between 2 and 4 connections - As a rule I choose the train with the fewest connections, depending on my departure and arrival preferences or needs.
Typically you would not go via Bern, but you can choose to do so if you wish. The Bern station has luggage storage and is centrally located in the city if you want to spend a few hours there before heading off to Grindelwald - I agree its a lovely city if you have time to spend a few hours there.
Last modified on Mar 10, 2017 - 5:21 PM by Lucas