traveling in Switzerland

Nov 6th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Palenque,Thanks, a Swiss Pass is what we'll do.
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Nov 6th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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We stayed at hotel oberland in lauterbrunnen in sept and were very pleased. Very convenient to trains and cable cars!
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Nov 7th, 2009, 10:12 PM
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Regarding where to stay, I also enjoyed the Alpenrose in Wengen. Try to get a view of the mountains.

In Murren have stayed at both the Eiger and the Alpenruhe. The Eiger has nicer rooms and is quieter, but the Alpenruhe has a very pretty dining room as well as a lovely terrace in back with gorgeous views. Both have very clean rooms. The Alpenruhe is right next to the Gondola Station so that is where the noise comes in... However you can watch the comings and goings and the parasailers nearby for hours over a glass of pilsner. The common areas in the Eiger are very dated... Also, there is a great masseuse at the Alpenruhe. Try the hot stone massage after a day of hiking. The Eiger is rather pricey comparatively.

I prefer Murren to Wengen, but love both. Lauterbrunnen gives you access to the entire area but you are set down in a valley which I don't care for as much as being up higher where the views are more spectacular.

I didn't love Grindelwald, but many do. If you have to skip somewhere, I would say skip that.

You will love this area - a favorite of mine in Switzerland.

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Nov 8th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Murren and Wengen have fantastic views and i'd be hard pressed to say which is the sweetest - but IMO Murren is more isolated than Wengen - if doing day trips Wengen is better situated transit wise - the chairlift to Mannlichen from Wengen puts you up to the trail to Kleine Scheidegg or another cableway down to Grindelwald.

I am not sure how the new aerial cableway Lauterbrunnen-Grutschalp - (for train to Murren) is doing by at least with the old funicular you could have lenghty waits at Grutschalp or Lauterbrunnen to get on one - assuming the new aerial cableway has more capacity and goes faster but not sure. A Swiss Pass does cover transit to Murren and Wengen 100%
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Nov 8th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Once again thanks everyone. we will now start concentrating on where to stay.
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Nov 9th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Well one thing about this Jungfrau Region - no matter where you stay you will have IMO the most scintillating views in Europe - you cannot go wrong. But Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen appeal to younger folk - lots of younger folk in these two towns - even nightspots - Murren and Wengen for being church-mouse quiet ALWAYS - Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen also have surprisingly cheap accommodations for Switzerland - such as the Nature Friends house and ski/hiking chalets with dorms and multi-person rooms - young and on a budget Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken - older, seeking tranquility - Murren, Gimmelwald and Wengen.
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