Swiss Bliss Day 6 (Part 3)

The small hamlet — Kleine Scheidegg, is actually a last stop before the ascent into the Jungfrau mountains. You get your tour groups milling around waiting for the next train, and some who have already seen the Jungfrau, on their way down. The weather is cold up here and everyone was in their jackets and layers of warm clothing for those doing the Jungfrau.

“Why aren’t we going up?” asked QS.

“Haven’t you seen the amount of fog surrounding the mountains?” I replied.

“It’s a pity.”

“Sure is.”

Weather will play a major role when you’re in the Bernese Oberland. Because most of the activities here involves the outdoors and not a lot of alternatives for indoors.

If you’re planning on visiting the Jungfrau, if the ticket price doesn’t put you off, I would recommend that you at least give yourself three days here. They must be really flexible days because if the weather is good, you can head off to see the mountains. We were on a tight schedule so that means we would have to give that a skip.

“Where are we going next?” asked Dad.

“Grindelwald.”

 

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Swiss Bliss Day 6 (Part 1)

Interlaken

Just like what you have read in the books. It is a tourist-orientated place. Most people would suggest that you stay high up in the mountains (Wengen, Lauterbrunnen) to avoid the tourist scene. If peace of mind and natural beauty is what you seek, then you should stay in the mountains.

My itinerary on the other hand, required a day trip to Berne and also some shopping, furthermore, I had to try out a few recommendations for eating out in the area, so Interlaken was where we chose to stay.

As the name suggest, the town itself lies in between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. I would suggest at least a boat trip on either lake if you have the time.

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