Wild camping in Lauterbrunnen and other areas

Wild camping in Lauterbrunnen and other areas

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saufehy
saufehy
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Jun 28, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Hello, me and my boyfriend are coming to Switzerland on a budget. We find Switzerland a really beautiful places, but also really expensive. We were wondering in which areas it is legal to wild camp? I read in an other thread that we can camp for one night only, without leaving anything behind us and being quiet in certain areas, and I really wanted to know which these areas were?

I was interested mainly camping in lauterbrunnen, Bluemlisalphorn and other beautiful places (if you could give us any advice please).

Also, if someone could advice beautiful places we can visit? We love to hike, and also go by bike.

Please keep in mind we do not own a car, we will travel exclusively by train, walk and long boarding in the streets (we can rent bikes if we want).

thank you for your attention.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 28, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Saufehy!

Basically wild camping is only allowed above the tree line, and if it's not a conservation area. Our page myswissalps.com/campsi tes provides some basic information and also links to more details under "More on other websites". I'm not sure when you plan to be in Switzerland, but wild camping is only possible in summer.

For activities and hikes, please see: myswissalps.com/ lauterbrunnen/ activities.

Don't worry about traveling without a car. A car won't get you far in Jungfrau region. A longboard gets you farther I think, especially downhill :-)

saufehy
saufehy
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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:56 PM in reply to Arno

Thnak you Arno!

Yes, we are coming in summer. What do you mean by tree line?

Also another question, do you have any cool places you can advice us to go and camp in interlaken and lauterbrunnen? thank you!

Arno
Arno
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Jun 28, 2017 - 9:28 PM in reply to saufehy

You're welcome! The tree line is the area on the mountain where you find the last trees. Everything above that is just rock and grass, or even snow. That high terrain is where wild camping might be allowed. To camp in more central locations with some facilities you'll have to stay in camp grounds like camping Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen. They offer small chalets as well as places to put up your tent.

Last modified on Jun 28, 2017 - 9:29 PM by Arno

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