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What to do when there is bad weather in Interlaken

What to do when there is bad weather in Interlaken

May 2nd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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What to do when there is bad weather in Interlaken

Hello! We are currently in Interlaken and the forecasts looks terrible for tomorrow and its raining now. So strange bc it was a beautiful day! We just wore tshirts and no jackets. We r disappointed because we wanted to go to jungfreau tomorrow, but now won't if the weather isn't better. Interlaken is so small, so we want to go somewhere else. We have the Swiss Pass so can leave for the day. Any suggestions on where to go and what to do? Thank you!
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May 2nd, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Lucerne has a lot to do - but also much of it outdoors.

Zurich has a couple of large museums.

We spend a rainy day from Interlaken (waiting for the weather to clear for the Jungfrau trip) in Thun, which has a charming castle (as long as you don;t mind stairs) and a double level shopping area). Not sure about trains since we were driving.
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Have you been to Berne yet? So much is under cover and you could take the bus (i think it's no 9) to the Gurtenbahn and go up Berne's mountain.
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Yes, you can take the train to Thun from Interlaken West. It also stops in Spiez.

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May 2nd, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Hi jeno13,

I would head to Thun -- many folks call it the "untouristed Luzern" because it has so much in common with it. It has a river running through town, a lake at its feet, and in addition it has a castle on a hill. The town also has streets covered by arcades so that you can wander and not get wet.

Have fun as you plan!

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May 3rd, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Check St. Beatus Caves, Berne (of course!) incl it's fine museums, Lucerne with the Swiss Transport Museum and - if you like Picasso - the rosengart collection, Basel (usually drier) with famous museums (Tinguely, Beyeler, etc. and the big Picasso exhibition), the Swiss National Museums at Schwyz and Zurich (if you are intrested in Swiss History).
The actual Swiss weather forecast for tomorrow is much better for Lake Geneva and Valais than for Interlaken.
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