May 30, 2018 - 10:37 PM
Spending 7 nights in the central Switzerland/alps area in mid June. Have a good amount of the schedule worked out but have 2 remaining big questions I'm seeking advice on:
1) Already have 2 nights in Luzern booked followed by 2 nights in Lauterbrunnen Valley with my final night being back in Zurich for ease to get to the airport before leaving. That leaves me with 2 nights open between Lauterbrunnen and Zurich. My goal is to take in all the scenery in the Bernese Oberland with hikes, photos, etc....does it make sense to stay another 2 nights in Lauterbrunnen or choose a different mountain town? I've heard it was the easiest because it's on the valley floor and a good starting point to get up either side of mountain towns.
2) Will have a rental car which both my hotels in Luzern and Lauterbrunnen allow parking for but was also looking for a travel pass to supplement. What would be the most economical pass to navigate mountain towns, gondolas, lifts, etc? Half fare card? Bernese Oberland Pass? etc. I realize I will be parking and leaving the car but i basically have the car for free with travel pts.
Any additional recommendations or ideas of things to do in the area or how to plan our time in Bernese Oberland are would certainly be appreciated. Thanks!