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Hiking in Berner Oberland; Wengen base

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In just over 2 weeks we will be heading to Switzerland for a week in Wengen. We are a UK-based family of 4 (DD14, DS11). We are a reasonably active family and I am looking forward to hiking for most of the 6 full days we have.

Starting with the excellent info pack from Kim Hawley and reading a few trips reports, I've put together a list of possible options. We'll let the mood and perhaps weather dictate which ones we do. Curious to hear your thoughts/comments on any recommendations.

Note: though I don't think we want to climb 3000' / day, we do prefer going up rather than down. I'm also trying to get a nice variety of hikes/views/experiences over the week.

In rough order of interest:

1) Wengen -- Wengerlap -- Kleine Scheidegg (4 miles, 2600')

2) Allmendhubel to Murren (North Face Trail) -- possible extension to Winteregg. And Grutschalp? Combine with Schiltorn instead of extensions?

3) Schynige Platte to First (10 miles, 3230') -- might be a bit much, particularly with the time constraint to make the gondola down to Grindlewald.

Backup: Schynige Platte Panoramaweg loop

4) Lauterbrunnen --Stechelberg (Stubbach Falls, etc.) (4.4 miles)

5) Mannlichen -- Kleine Scheidegg -- (2.8 miles) for an easy day, perhaps combined with Jungfraujoch

6) Interlaken -- "Plantenweg" (along Lake Brienz)

7) Alpiglen -- Eigergletscher -- Eiger Trail (5 miles, 2300')

Sitting here today, I'm leaning more towards the hikes than taking the trains to the top of Jungfraujoch and/or Schiltorn but I'm leaving that option open (the family could mutiny after all). Will I greatly be missing out if I don't?

Another non-walk option would be the Ballenberg Museum, but it seems like a long way to go with so much else at my doorstep.


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