Feb 28, 2017 - 7:30 AM
in reply to webetrippin
Yes, there is a lot to see and do in this little country isn't there? Well at least if you are into mountain scenery!
So Lauterbrunnen and Wengen are just minutes apart from each other located in one valley and Grindelwald is less than an hour away by train. The towns of Mürren, Wengen and Grindelwald are located at higher altitudes and offer somewhat wider views of the area but Lauterbrunnen does have those waterfalls!
Any activity near one town can be easily accessed from any of those villages - so I would pick based on the hotel or view you like more than anything else. We have a list of recommended hotels and activities under each towns information page that I linked as well.
Luzern (local German spelling) is a couple hours away from these villages so not as convenient to stay if you want to visit the Lauterbrunnen area. You can visit all these villages in one day; however you won't have time to do much more than visit for an hour or so before moving on and I think it would be best to see one or two at the most.
The Golden Pass route starts in Luzern and ends in Montreux via Interlaken. You can start in Interlaken if you stay in Lauterbrunnen or nearby. There are newer 'modern' panoramic trains as well as classic 'heritage' panoramic trains that run this line - both are great (my wife and I went on a heritage train and thought it was very cool). Regional trains also go on the same route so there are indeed many options. Your Swiss Travel Pass covers all of them, except the optional seat reservation if you go on one of the two panoramic trains.
Last modified on Feb 28, 2017 - 7:34 AM by Lucas