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Is Interlaken good place to stay to visit the jungfrau?

Is Interlaken good place to stay to visit the jungfrau?

Feb 3rd, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I stayed at the Hotel Krebs for 5 nights. It was very nice after I changed rooms to one in the front of the hotel with a small balcony and a terrific view.

My original room was a single with double bed in the back of the hotel. Directly outside my window was a roof which was easy to climb onto allowing access to my room. Being a female traveling solo, I wasn't comfortable so I paid more and upgraded.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 06:11 PM
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Thankyou joannyc. That's good to know. Sounds great.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Hotel Krebs is near Interlaken West train station. The trains up into the mountains leave from Interlaken Ost, about a twenty-minute walk away. (Seemed farther than that. Interlaken is a long town, strung along the river between the 2 lakes. One time, when we were tired, we used our Swiss Pass to take the train from Interlaken West to Interlaken Ost, near which we were staying.)

Anyway you might want to stay closer to Interlaken Ost. Maybe do your own hotel research rather than relying on a travel agent.

BTW, the boat for Lake Spiez leaves from Interlaken West, the boat for Lake Brienz from Interlaken Ost -- or actually just across the street.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:53 AM
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these are just some selected pics to give you some ideas. I try to make up with editing what I don't have as a photographer! Stu

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Feb 4th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Years ago, we took our then 11 and 13-year old kids and stayed in Interlaken. We took the train to Wengen. One of the best things we did on that month-long "survey" trip was then take the lift from Wengen to Mannlichen, and walk from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidigg, where we got on the cog railway (cable car?) to Grindelwald, and then took the train from there back to Interlaken. (Jungfraujoch was totally fogged in so we skipped it).
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Feb 4th, 2013, 09:38 AM
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A note to Minar, the lake is Lake Thun or if you prefer the Thunersee, Spiez is a village about halfway between Interlaken and Thun, the town at the other end of the lake, and there are if the OP is interested free, with your "gastcarte" which yiu will gewt from your hotel, along the Hoheweg between the stations
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Feb 4th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Kleine Scheidigg, where we got on the cog railway (cable car?) to Grindelwald>

cog railway plunges down to Grindelwald from Kl Scheidegg - an aerial cableway goes up to the Mannlichen from Grindelwald, similar to the one that goes up there from Wengen.
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Feb 14th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Hi everyone.Thats the topic I am looking for.My friend and I are going to fly to Milano ,hire a car then we go to Lake Como then go to wengen by car then to jungfrau by train if possible..Is it a good plan? we will be there 3rd of March.we prefer car because of the advantages which we can stop whenever and wherever we want to catch some nice scenes.
What is your suggestions?
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Feb 14th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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to fly to Milano ,hire a car then we go to Lake Como then go to wengen by car then >

WellOK besides the fact that you cannot drive your car to Wengen but must leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train 20 minutes or so up to car-free Wengen.
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Feb 14th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Thanks everyone, I feel better about choosing Interlaken as well. Can anyone comment on the temperature variation in downtown Interlaken v. up in Murren, Wengen or the Jungfrau? Will a layer packed in our backpacks suffice to cover difference, which am guessing could be 20+ degrees...
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Feb 14th, 2013, 05:20 PM
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The temps up at the Jungfrau can vary greatly. We have been there twice and the first time it was beautiful on the 'play' side of the observatory. We walked out to the hut and had our jackets tied around our waists with a light long sleeve on.

Last time we went we went out on the opposite of the observatory and half our party went back inside immediately because it was sooooo bitter cold. I've personally never been that cold in all my life, but my 26 year son old had looked forward to this for so long I stayed out there with him. It was windy and snowing.

We went inside when we were done, had hot chocolate and then went out on the 'play' side. It was beautiful out there. We all peeled our jackets off.

So...my point is this: bring layers you can peel off or put on as needed. Murren and Wengen are much more mild by comparison. Bring a jacket you can put on or off and stuff in your daypack when needed.
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Feb 15th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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During the great pan European heat wave of about 2007 or so the temp at the Jungfrau summit was a balmy 30 degree C or about 86 degrees F - and at night the temps in Interlaken hovered aboutrd 95 degree F - but michelle makes a great point about layering and being prepared for brisk weather at the top no matter how warm it is down below.
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Feb 18th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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And before setting out on a longish hike away from any village also pack rain gear - they say thunder storms occur almost daily in the high
Alps and can blow up suddenly - now there are some huts, etc to take shelter in but maybe not so bring rain gear - best to pay attention to the frequent weather reports in base cities - on your hotel TV - before setting out.
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Feb 18th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Stu, thanks for sharing those pictures! I really miss that place!

When discussing places to stay in Jungfrau region (or anywhere in the BO) it's very much a 'good-better-best' proposition. Anywhere is awesome in my book!
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Feb 18th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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yes and can anyone viewing tower's (Stu) pictures of Ingterlaken then say Interlaken has nothing cute or quaint about it - it does if you get off the main tourist path between the two train stations - certainly one of the least appealing main drags in Swqitzetrland - Hooters et al!
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