Visiting small towns in Bern region

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Jan 5, 2018 - 1:14 PM in reply to Removed user

Good suggestions! I asked her on the way to school and she was like "SURE!" so if we can do a half day up and lunch I'll look into it. Thank you!

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Jan 5, 2018 - 1:52 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose

6 pictures are worth a a thousand words. ;-)

I also posted a couple of Wengen earlier in the thread.

It has been my exprience that teenagers get tired of scenery quickly. But, that scenery is hardly ordinary, and it has the countervailing factor of food and shopping close at hand. I'd be surprised if Wengen fits the image of "rural" as it is experienced in Missouri.


Do you think that your original suggestion of Thun would qualify as a city? Eight trains per hour to Bern, with the ones at xx04, xx33, xx36, and xx59 taking from 18 to 21 minutes.

And, as you note, one hour and 25 or 26 minutes to Wengen, on 2 trains per hour at xx54 and xx23.


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Jan 6, 2018 - 9:43 PM in reply to davismavis3

Hi Davismavis-

<<"and then have to visit a city of some place to shop, tour, eat lunch, etc. I am open to suggestions. Do you suggest something in close proximity that would make a good quick trip up and back?">>

Alpenrose illustrated that good suggestion -Wengen - with pictures.

Isn't Missouri the "Show Me" state? ;-)

There are plenty of places to eat and shop. Wengen is a very sophisticated village.

However, the original suggestion of Thun makes good sense, too.

The older part of town near the railroad station is quite attractive, and the stores along the river walk are varied and nice, as well. un

Plenty of places to eat. If the weather is nice, outdoors on the terrace of the very nice 4 star Hotel Freienhof, by the river, is very pleasant.. en-us/hotels/stchotel-11469.html -thun/en/


PS - my daughter lives in Omaha, and my family...originally from northern Germany, near Bremen - immigrated to the St. Louis, Mo. area in the 19th century. Even the Ozarks, nice as they are, are not as impressive as the mountains around the Jungfrau.

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