May 7, 2019 - 1:25 PM
Hi Crazy Kiwi,
I moved the questions you posted in www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/cable-cars-around-lauterbrunnen here, because that thread was about a different topic.
I've already had a response from Rock Oyster re the below, but I'd also like your perspective as well, considering you are Swiss and actually live in Switzerland.
I really want to travel through Switzerland (by regional trains) in winter (January 2020), but have been told cogwheel railways, cable cars, a lot of activities, hotels, restaurants etc. are closed during this time. Also, have been told it rains a lot in Switzerland in winter. Is this true? I realise the weather is never a certainty anywhere in the world, but was just wondering if there was any truth to this.
Also, just wondering which season in Switzerland is the most 'tourist heavy'? I thought your summer would be the most popular for tourists . I really do want to travel in your winter because I've seen some absolutely magnificent photos of all the little Swiss villages blanketed in snow and would just really love to be there then, but if there are going to be various closures around the countryside, it seems like I may need to reconsider my travel month. Plus, even though I would be a tourist myself, I was actually hoping to avoid tourists as much as possible. I know how annoying tourists can be! Ha ha!
From your perspective, which season would you say is the best to travel in to see the most and get the most out of my holiday? Because this will be a once in a lifetime trip for me, I won't get a second chance. Are there any little out of the way, off the beaten track type places you would recommend my friend and I visit? Or even cafes, bars, restaurants or accommodation that you would recommend that maybe not many people know about. My biggest concern out of everything is the closures because I really do want to see heaps and heaps of snow.