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