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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Schynige Platte sounds great! Too bad we won't be able to go since it's closed in May. I think we'll do Schilthorn if we get our Swiss passes. There's no age restrictions on any of these gondolas or trains is there? We have a one year old with us.
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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Apr 5th, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Apr 5th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I actually wasn't bowled over by the Schilthorn.>

I can perfectly understand that - Piz Gloria just offers a viewing platform and some ice caves - not much to do after a short while - Jungfrau has lots and lots of things, especially for kids.

But to me the whole loop from Lauterbrunnen and thrilling aerial cable way to Grutschalp, scintillating mountain train along cliff's edge to Murren and cable or walk down to Gimmelwald - oh oh lovely lovely isolated Gimmelwald - nothing like it anywhere! and then even more awesome aerial cable car plunging back down to the Lauterbrunnen Valley at Stechelberg for a lovely flat few-mile walk back to Lauterbrunnen or hop the postal bus there - with a Swiss Pass the whole loop - even aerial cable ways in 100% covered. (Schilthorn detour 50% from Murren and back).
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Apr 5th, 2012, 01:52 PM
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PalenQ - Yes, coming into Lauterbrunnen was wonderful. I fell in love with the town. Incredible valley with waterfalls and the Alps. We did take, I believe, a funicular up to Grutschalp (no cable car) and then perhaps the train to Murren. I remember walking from one end of Murren to the far end to get the cable car to the Schilthorn.

Where do you walk from to go from Murren to Gimmelwald?
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Apr 5th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Well as I recall you walk thru Murren by the cable car station to Gimmelwald or Schithorn and veer off to the east and you find a trail - first a street with residences on it and later a regular footpath that gently descends to Gimmelwald with awe-inspiring views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley far below - a really easy short enough walk. Well that is how my at times hazy memory remembers it! Head to the cliff at the southern end of the village!
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Apr 6th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Do you think we could do this walk between Murren and Gimmelwald next week? (IOW - trail will be walkable)
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Apr 6th, 2012, 10:27 AM
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that path is paved so unless there is snow or ice on the trail - hard to tell - at least it will not be muddy so yes, depending on the whether and it is a beaten trail used by locals and thus I think would be maintained.
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Apr 8th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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The weather is hard to predict - I was in Murren early September once when it was freezing with some ice around - nevertheless I did walk down to Gimmelwald even then so I think at least that path is a good bet and a great little walk - can always take the cable car down too.
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