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Lauterbrunnen vs wengen to ski and travel out

Lauterbrunnen vs wengen to ski and travel out

Dec 8th, 2015, 03:03 PM
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Lauterbrunnen vs wengen to ski and travel out

our family of 5 will be spending 5 nights in switzerland to ski, snowshoe, sled and take short trips to nearby sites: Bern, Ice Palace, etc. We have 2 teenage boys and 1 teenage girl - which spot is more convenient? Activities not to be missed? thanks....
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Dec 8th, 2015, 03:04 PM
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by the way...in March next year
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Dec 8th, 2015, 03:54 PM
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Why don't you look at the maps to see where these towns are located with respect to the ski slopes?

Schilthorn side:
Around Wengen:
Around Grindelwald and First:
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Dec 8th, 2015, 06:06 PM
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The only way to get to Wengen is by taking a train from Lauterbrunnen, so unless ALL of your activities are reached directly from Wengen, Lauterbrunnen will be more convenient. But the train only takes 15 or 20 minutes, and it generally runs several times an hour, so although Wengen may be less convenient, it would not likely be prohibitively so. Convenience is only one factor that I, personally, would consider when making the choice.

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Dec 8th, 2015, 09:40 PM
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Hi the5hodges,

I've skied from Wengen two times (and from Grindelwald two times) and think that would be the best for skiers. From Wengen, skiers can either take the cable car to Männlichen or the train to Kleine Scheidigg to hit the slopes. Staying in Lauterbrunnen means the 15 or 20 minute extra train ride, then transferring to the train/cable car to the slopes. For your days exploring, it would be easy just to take the train down (without skis & boots in hand) to Lauterbrunnen.

If you stay and rent skis in Wengen, you can keep your rentals at the shop, so that's convenient for getting to the first run of the day.

Have fun as you plan!

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Dec 9th, 2015, 05:09 AM
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I agree with Swandiva.

Wengen is also a car-free town.

If there is some event on a weekend in the area, the traffic on the main road that runs through Lauterbrunnen is very annoying.

Thin, Wengen fan
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