Apr 21, 2020 - 6:48 AM
in reply to Reps23
Hi Phyllis! I'm sorry to hear that you had to reschedule your trip, and that you weren't able to get a full refund from your hotel in Wengen. Their offer for a credit until May 2021 sounds reasonable, but it's too bad you won't be able to use it by then. You may try to contact Wengen Tourism for further assistance. I'm not sure if they can help you out, but it's worth a try.
As for traveling in June: I think that's a fantastic season. You'll be able to avoid summer crowds, and nature in general is usually more fresh and green, with more snow on the mountain tops, than in July-September. Pretty much all cable cars and other mountain transportation (www.myswissalps.com/activities/naturalsites/mountains) will be running by then. The main limitation is that high-altitude hikes (www.myswissalps.com/hiking) won't be possible yet, but if that's not your main goal, I think you'll be just fine. You can read about the pros and cons of each month here: www.myswissalps.com/besttimetovisit.
You asked when hotels would open. Do you mean hotel re-opening in the current corona situation, or would you like to know when hotels generally open for the spring/summer season? Under normal circumstances, lots of hotels will be open by early June, and many of them even earlier. Quite some can be booked all year long. You'll find our selection at www.myswissalps.com/hotels. As for the current season: we don't know yet when traveling to and staying in Switzerland will be possible again for foreign travelers. Up-to-date information can be found in www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/does-the-corona-virus-affect-trips-to-switzerland.
In most cases gym shoes or sneakers should be sufficient for a Jungfraujoch visit (www.myswissalps.com/jungfraujoch), especially during spring and summer days. You can get out in the snow there though, so it's comfortable if they're water proof and have some kind of grip profile. Thicker socks may help to prevent cold feet.
Please let us know if you have any further questions about your new trip. We're happy to help you out.