Aug 30, 2017 - 2:55 AM
We will be in Europe for the first time in October and part of our trip is a stop in Switzerland. We have booked our chalet in Wengen for Oct.21-25 (4 nights). We chose the area inspite of the forums I read saying Wengen will be a ''ghost town" starting mid October. We simply want to experience mountain views and see snow for the first time. Being from a tropical country, that alone is already a treat specially to my 9 yr old daughter! :)
However, being already in the area, we also want to make the most of our stay by doing a few activities. I did some research and I honestly am getting confused with the different transfer options, gondola rides, etc. May I ask more info on the following?:
1) We want to do the cliff walk and see the Bachalpsee lake. How do we get there from Wengen and how long will it take? I read that the gondola from Grindelwald to First might be closed already during the time of our visit. How true is that? If so, are there other alternatives?
2. Where can I bring my daughter to play in the snow a little bit, possibly some sledding? Are there easily reachable areas where we can play in the snow during our trip?
3. If the weather permits, we are considering going to Jungfraujoch but have been really contemplating whether its worth the price. May I have more inputs on this? My sister and cousins have been to Zermatt and Matterhorn and they have been telling me that I should have booked there instead (=; They have not been to Jungfrau region and have not even heard of it haha.. But I am not so keen on seeing the Matterhorn (wink)..
4. What other acitivities can you suggest, weather permitting?
Lastly, I have also read that most restaurants in Wengen will be closed mid October. Coop stores must be open right? Are there enough readily available meal selections in the Coop store in Wengen? Or are there any we can buy that we can cook such as meat/fish and vegetables?