Oct 22, 2015 - 1:12 AM
in reply to Kimuk
Hi Kimuk -
Welcome to the forum.
I can see that you have done your homework and picked Grindelwald instead of Interlaken. ;-)
You have picked the time of year that is "between seasons" in the Alpine resort areas. Many hotels and "ski " lifts will be closed, and hiking trails will be snowed in at high altitudes. Not so much at lower altitudes. Public transport in alpine regions and major attractions are open, but many hotels are closed until the opening of the ski season on about December 15th. The train to the Jungfraujoch will run from Grindelwald. (it is one of those very expensive ones ;-o )
Check the Schilthorn schedules to be sure.
At lower altitudes, in main cities, this does not apply...it relates primarily to the altitudes and the ski resorts towns.
So, you might consider starting or spending time in Luzern. It is a good starting point for first time visitors.
(Sorry if I spell it Luzern...same pronunciation... but it is in the German-speaking region and the German name is Luzern.)
Here are some useful links:
Arno and Annika, the forum moderators are experts on economical rail passes. Once you have an idea of your itinerary for the full trip worked out, or at least a rough idea, they can advise possible travel passes to reduce costs compared to "regular" train fares....often substantially.