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Rachel - Alpine Holiday Services’s guidebook

Rachel - Alpine Holiday Services
Rachel - Alpine Holiday Services
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Rachel - Alpine Holiday Services

Rachel - Alpine Holiday Services’s guidebook

Excursions in the Jungfrau Region
A rail journey from Wengen, dramatic scenery to delight; all change at the mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg. Tunnel upwards amazingly through the Eiger and Mönch, a passage hewn by pickaxe and completed in 1912. Look out of Eiger north wall and over a sea of ice. Alight at the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres. Standing on the Sphinx Observation Deck, the Aletsch Glacier stretches before us, a remnant of the Ice Age, hollowed out and sculpted for the Ice Palace. ‘On clear days, views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.’* Experience a 360o panorama feature of the mountain world, visit Lindt Swiss chocolate heaven and depending on the season, hike on the glacier or ski, sledge, zipline at the Snow Fun Park. Travel:             - Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg (yellow train) Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch (red train) Journey time: 1 hour 11 minutes Features: Alpine Sensation: A 250-meter long adventure connects the Sphinx Hall to the Ice Palace and showcases the development of tourism in the Alps and the history of the Jungfrau in a series of experience alcoves. Open 365 days. Sphinx – 3571m above sea level: This glass observation hall provides 360-degree panoramic views overlooking the neighbouring countries of France, Germany and Italy as well as over the Alpine UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 22km long Aletsch glacier. Furthermore terraces surrounding this hall offer guests a closer look from outside on good weather days. Open 365 days. Jungfrau-Panorama: An audio-visual takes you on a journey through the alps. Experience and explore the beauty of nature and the anomalies of this location. Ice Palace: The 1000 square meter hand-made ice palace is reached by a blue staircase with arched rocks which slowly disappears transforming into the ice of the glacier. The carving began in 1930s by two guides with an ice axe and saw. Unfortunately they never finished the carving in its entirety. An everlasting world of ice twinkles before your eyes as you move from long corridors into cavernous rooms and halls filled with niches and ice sculptures. Open all year. Snow Fun – Top of Europe: Experience winter sports in summer. Take a trip on the steel cable over crevasses, or ski, snowboard and sledge through the Snow Fun Park. Eigerwand: This station is located at a height of 2865 meters and offers an observation point with views over Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen, and Grindelwald stretching all the way to the Thunersee. Dining: Restaurants include: Crystal with Swiss cuisine and international menus. Open all year. Aletsch Selfservice with wide variety of food and views of the Aletsch Glacier and surrounding mountains. Open all year. Restaurant Bollywood offering a buffet with a wide selection of Indian specialities. Open April till October.
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Jungfraujoch
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A rail journey from Wengen, dramatic scenery to delight; all change at the mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg. Tunnel upwards amazingly through the Eiger and Mönch, a passage hewn by pickaxe and completed in 1912. Look out of Eiger north wall and over a sea of ice. Alight at the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres. Standing on the Sphinx Observation Deck, the Aletsch Glacier stretches before us, a remnant of the Ice Age, hollowed out and sculpted for the Ice Palace. ‘On clear days, views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.’* Experience a 360o panorama feature of the mountain world, visit Lindt Swiss chocolate heaven and depending on the season, hike on the glacier or ski, sledge, zipline at the Snow Fun Park. Travel:             - Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg (yellow train) Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch (red train) Journey time: 1 hour 11 minutes Features: Alpine Sensation: A 250-meter long adventure connects the Sphinx Hall to the Ice Palace and showcases the development of tourism in the Alps and the history of the Jungfrau in a series of experience alcoves. Open 365 days. Sphinx – 3571m above sea level: This glass observation hall provides 360-degree panoramic views overlooking the neighbouring countries of France, Germany and Italy as well as over the Alpine UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 22km long Aletsch glacier. Furthermore terraces surrounding this hall offer guests a closer look from outside on good weather days. Open 365 days. Jungfrau-Panorama: An audio-visual takes you on a journey through the alps. Experience and explore the beauty of nature and the anomalies of this location. Ice Palace: The 1000 square meter hand-made ice palace is reached by a blue staircase with arched rocks which slowly disappears transforming into the ice of the glacier. The carving began in 1930s by two guides with an ice axe and saw. Unfortunately they never finished the carving in its entirety. An everlasting world of ice twinkles before your eyes as you move from long corridors into cavernous rooms and halls filled with niches and ice sculptures. Open all year. Snow Fun – Top of Europe: Experience winter sports in summer. Take a trip on the steel cable over crevasses, or ski, snowboard and sledge through the Snow Fun Park. Eigerwand: This station is located at a height of 2865 meters and offers an observation point with views over Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen, and Grindelwald stretching all the way to the Thunersee. Dining: Restaurants include: Crystal with Swiss cuisine and international menus. Open all year. Aletsch Selfservice with wide variety of food and views of the Aletsch Glacier and surrounding mountains. Open all year. Restaurant Bollywood offering a buffet with a wide selection of Indian specialities. Open April till October.
summit with views, Royal Walk, playground, summer sledging Männlichen, a 5-6 minute journey from Wengen by aerial cableway, offers spectacular panoramic views from its summit over Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Faulhorn and Grindelwald, Interlaken and Lake Thun. Good starting point for several worthwhile trails, the short Royal Walk, the Panorama trail to Kleine Scheidegg and the Romantic Way to Alpiglen. Check for trail opening. Mountain restaurant offers refreshment in season. Large playground to delight youngsters. A zip line, slide and floating bridge as well as mini-trampolines. Fun for adults as well as children. Summer Sledging: With the aid of a brand new high tech sports tool, a sleek three-wheeler, known as the "Summer Gemel", you will be able to race down the 6 km long decent to the middle station Holenstein. The summer sledge requires you to use your body weight to maneuver the sledge it is also equipped with a disc brake. The necessary protective gear will be provided, such as helmets, gloves, elbow and kneepads. Summer sledging fun guaranteed! Package tickets including the rental available at the gondola and aerial cableway stations. Travel:   -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the cable car station Cable car from Wengen to Männlichen Journey time: 6 minutes
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Männlichen
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summit with views, Royal Walk, playground, summer sledging Männlichen, a 5-6 minute journey from Wengen by aerial cableway, offers spectacular panoramic views from its summit over Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Faulhorn and Grindelwald, Interlaken and Lake Thun. Good starting point for several worthwhile trails, the short Royal Walk, the Panorama trail to Kleine Scheidegg and the Romantic Way to Alpiglen. Check for trail opening. Mountain restaurant offers refreshment in season. Large playground to delight youngsters. A zip line, slide and floating bridge as well as mini-trampolines. Fun for adults as well as children. Summer Sledging: With the aid of a brand new high tech sports tool, a sleek three-wheeler, known as the "Summer Gemel", you will be able to race down the 6 km long decent to the middle station Holenstein. The summer sledge requires you to use your body weight to maneuver the sledge it is also equipped with a disc brake. The necessary protective gear will be provided, such as helmets, gloves, elbow and kneepads. Summer sledging fun guaranteed! Package tickets including the rental available at the gondola and aerial cableway stations. Travel:   -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the cable car station Cable car from Wengen to Männlichen Journey time: 6 minutes
cablecar journey to high vantage point The Schilthorn, of James Bond film fame, is crowned by the 360 degree Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at 2970m. Panoramic views of Alpine peaks including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are spectacular. Bond World 007 includes an ‘Interactive Bond’ experience, ‘Personal Bond Minutes’ – ‘thrilling BOND moments also beckon in the helicopter simulator’. In-house cinema ‘shows clips of the movie, in alternation with a panorama video show revealing fascinating insights and views of the Alpine world surrounding the Schilthorn.’ Schilthorn.ch On your way, stop off at Birg, 2677m: an interim cable car station with exhilarating: ‘Skyline Walk’; a platform over a vertical precipice with stunning views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains ‘Thrill Walk’; leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif. Visitors walk along a 200-metre cliff pathway under Birg cableway station. A spine-tingling mountain experience of superlatives! Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Route 1: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train)                   Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg                   Cable car from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald                   Cable car from Gimmelwald to Mürren                   Cable car from Mürren to Birg                   Cable car from Birg to Schilthorn Route 2: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train)                   Cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp                   Train from Grütschalp to Mürren                   Cable car from Mürren to Birg                   Cable car from Birg to Schilthorn Journey time: 1 hour 24 minutes Open in winter and summer seasons.
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Piz Gloria
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cablecar journey to high vantage point The Schilthorn, of James Bond film fame, is crowned by the 360 degree Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at 2970m. Panoramic views of Alpine peaks including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are spectacular. Bond World 007 includes an ‘Interactive Bond’ experience, ‘Personal Bond Minutes’ – ‘thrilling BOND moments also beckon in the helicopter simulator’. In-house cinema ‘shows clips of the movie, in alternation with a panorama video show revealing fascinating insights and views of the Alpine world surrounding the Schilthorn.’ Schilthorn.ch On your way, stop off at Birg, 2677m: an interim cable car station with exhilarating: ‘Skyline Walk’; a platform over a vertical precipice with stunning views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains ‘Thrill Walk’; leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif. Visitors walk along a 200-metre cliff pathway under Birg cableway station. A spine-tingling mountain experience of superlatives! Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Route 1: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train)                   Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg                   Cable car from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald                   Cable car from Gimmelwald to Mürren                   Cable car from Mürren to Birg                   Cable car from Birg to Schilthorn Route 2: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train)                   Cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp                   Train from Grütschalp to Mürren                   Cable car from Mürren to Birg                   Cable car from Birg to Schilthorn Journey time: 1 hour 24 minutes Open in winter and summer seasons.
summer season vantage point Accessed by the Schynige Platte Cogwheel Railway, the station at Schynige Platte lies at 2076m. A beautiful mountain area with views of celebrity peaks: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Start point for local short trails and longer hikes to Loucherhorn, Faulhorn or First. The Alpine Garden is an added attraction. Only accessible in summer season. Alpine Garden: ’The Alpine Garden displays over 650 labelled species and is easy to reach, situated next to the summit station of the Schynige Platte Mountain Railway (roundwalk about 500 metres, altitude difference about 40m). An exhibition presents several important aspects of Alpine vegetation ecology in relation to geology, fauna and the influence exerted by man. Videos on the work in the garden and its beautiful flora are also on view.’ Historic Railway: This historic cogwheel railway with rolling stock from the 19th century, winds its way up from Wilderswil, through forest and across the Breitlauenen Alp, to the Schynige Platte. On a clear day, views of Interlaken, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are spectacular. Once through the Grätli Tunnel the beautiful vista of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau opens up, a feature of the plateau itself. Only operates in the summer season. Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Wilderswil (blue train) Train from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte (red train) Journey time: 1 hour 44 minutes
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Schynige Platte
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summer season vantage point Accessed by the Schynige Platte Cogwheel Railway, the station at Schynige Platte lies at 2076m. A beautiful mountain area with views of celebrity peaks: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Start point for local short trails and longer hikes to Loucherhorn, Faulhorn or First. The Alpine Garden is an added attraction. Only accessible in summer season. Alpine Garden: ’The Alpine Garden displays over 650 labelled species and is easy to reach, situated next to the summit station of the Schynige Platte Mountain Railway (roundwalk about 500 metres, altitude difference about 40m). An exhibition presents several important aspects of Alpine vegetation ecology in relation to geology, fauna and the influence exerted by man. Videos on the work in the garden and its beautiful flora are also on view.’ Historic Railway: This historic cogwheel railway with rolling stock from the 19th century, winds its way up from Wilderswil, through forest and across the Breitlauenen Alp, to the Schynige Platte. On a clear day, views of Interlaken, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are spectacular. Once through the Grätli Tunnel the beautiful vista of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau opens up, a feature of the plateau itself. Only operates in the summer season. Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Wilderswil (blue train) Train from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte (red train) Journey time: 1 hour 44 minutes
ten cascades in heart of mountain A series of ten glacier-waterfalls thundering down inside the heart of the mountain. The Trümmelbach drains the glacier defiles of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains. The falls are accessed from the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor by lift and are illuminated. Long summer season opening. Travel:-     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Entrance tickets can be purchased directly at the waterfalls Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls (yellow bus) Journey time: 39 minutes
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Trümmelbach
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ten cascades in heart of mountain A series of ten glacier-waterfalls thundering down inside the heart of the mountain. The Trümmelbach drains the glacier defiles of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains. The falls are accessed from the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor by lift and are illuminated. Long summer season opening. Travel:-     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Entrance tickets can be purchased directly at the waterfalls Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls (yellow bus) Journey time: 39 minutes
short man-made cliff walk at First First, at 2167m, can be reached by gondola from Grindelwald and enjoys spectacular views of several peaks of the Bernese Alps, including the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the valley of Grindelwald. The cliff walk adds a thrill to the already thrilling landscape; First Flieger in addition. Bachalpsee: At 2265m, the Bachalpsee is a walk of around an hour from First. There are beautiful views of Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Faulhorn Mountains from here on clear days and a rarefied mountain ambience; a super spot to relax in good weather. The trail is open at certain times during the winter and summer seasons. (Mountain reflections in lake are best seen in the morning) First Mountain Cart: A cross between go-kart and sled. It travels down the mountain on almost any terrain and is safe, comfortable and also suitable for children from 135 cm in height. The centre of gravity is low, the wheels are wide apart, and hydraulic brakes ensure that you can keep the speed under control over long distances. The same applies to the three kilometre long natural road from Schreckfeld to Bort: sledging on wheels, all summer long. Trottibike Scooter: The Trottibike inherited the best features of the scooter and the bicycle. You stand upright on a wide footboard and roll along pleasantly even on bumpy surfaces, thanks to the suspension fork and large tyre with tread. Need some speed? The Trottibike is awaits you. After all, it has great brakes, so you can stop at any time from Bort to Grindelwald to view the meadows and farmhouses. By the way: the Trottibike has progeny of its own. The Mini-Trottibikes are suitable for the little visitors from 125 cm (49.2 inches) in height. Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Route 1: Cable car from Wengen to Männlichen                   Cable car from Männlichen to Grund                   Train from Grund to Grindelwald                   Cable Car from Grindelwald to First                   Journey time: 1 hour 30 minutes Route 2: Train from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg (yellow train)                   Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald (yellow train)                   Cable Car from Grindelwald to First                   Journey Time: 1 hour 51 minutes Route 3: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Zweilütschinen (blue train) Train from Zweilütchinen to Grindelwald (blue train) Cable car from Grindelwald to First Journey Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
First Cliff Walk by Tissot
short man-made cliff walk at First First, at 2167m, can be reached by gondola from Grindelwald and enjoys spectacular views of several peaks of the Bernese Alps, including the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the valley of Grindelwald. The cliff walk adds a thrill to the already thrilling landscape; First Flieger in addition. Bachalpsee: At 2265m, the Bachalpsee is a walk of around an hour from First. There are beautiful views of Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Faulhorn Mountains from here on clear days and a rarefied mountain ambience; a super spot to relax in good weather. The trail is open at certain times during the winter and summer seasons. (Mountain reflections in lake are best seen in the morning) First Mountain Cart: A cross between go-kart and sled. It travels down the mountain on almost any terrain and is safe, comfortable and also suitable for children from 135 cm in height. The centre of gravity is low, the wheels are wide apart, and hydraulic brakes ensure that you can keep the speed under control over long distances. The same applies to the three kilometre long natural road from Schreckfeld to Bort: sledging on wheels, all summer long. Trottibike Scooter: The Trottibike inherited the best features of the scooter and the bicycle. You stand upright on a wide footboard and roll along pleasantly even on bumpy surfaces, thanks to the suspension fork and large tyre with tread. Need some speed? The Trottibike is awaits you. After all, it has great brakes, so you can stop at any time from Bort to Grindelwald to view the meadows and farmhouses. By the way: the Trottibike has progeny of its own. The Mini-Trottibikes are suitable for the little visitors from 125 cm (49.2 inches) in height. Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Route 1: Cable car from Wengen to Männlichen                   Cable car from Männlichen to Grund                   Train from Grund to Grindelwald                   Cable Car from Grindelwald to First                   Journey time: 1 hour 30 minutes Route 2: Train from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg (yellow train)                   Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald (yellow train)                   Cable Car from Grindelwald to First                   Journey Time: 1 hour 51 minutes Route 3: Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Zweilütschinen (blue train) Train from Zweilütchinen to Grindelwald (blue train) Cable car from Grindelwald to First Journey Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
between two lakes Interlaken sits between two lakes, lake Thun and lake Brienz with views of the world famous icy icons; the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. Otsu is its twin town in Japan. Of interest in Matten and Unterseen: Bodeli-Bahn – Mini sightseeing train/bus through Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen with commentary. ½ hr Bodeli horsedrawn tram tour around Interlaken and Unterseen Beatus limestone caves above lake Thun with gorges and waterfalls Jungfrau Region Tourism Museum, Unterseen. A mine of information detailing the growth of tourism in this region
- Bodelibad Indoor and Outdoor Swimming pools. Grand Cafe Restaurant Schuh where you can try the traditional "Schwarzwälder Kirchtorte" dessert. More information at http://schuh-interlaken.ch/en/content/confiserie Adventure activities – paragliding, sky diving, rafting, adventure park (outdoor Interlaken) Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken Ost (blue train) Journey time: 51 minutes
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Interlaken
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between two lakes Interlaken sits between two lakes, lake Thun and lake Brienz with views of the world famous icy icons; the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. Otsu is its twin town in Japan. Of interest in Matten and Unterseen: Bodeli-Bahn – Mini sightseeing train/bus through Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen with commentary. ½ hr Bodeli horsedrawn tram tour around Interlaken and Unterseen Beatus limestone caves above lake Thun with gorges and waterfalls Jungfrau Region Tourism Museum, Unterseen. A mine of information detailing the growth of tourism in this region
- Bodelibad Indoor and Outdoor Swimming pools. Grand Cafe Restaurant Schuh where you can try the traditional "Schwarzwälder Kirchtorte" dessert. More information at http://schuh-interlaken.ch/en/content/confiserie Adventure activities – paragliding, sky diving, rafting, adventure park (outdoor Interlaken) Travel:             -     Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station in Wengen Train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen (yellow train) Train from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken Ost (blue train) Journey time: 51 minutes
Fortified City This historic town on the River Aar is well worth a visit with its hallmark 12th century castle. An enviable setting straddling the river banks and interlaced with flower bedecked covered bridges and vistas including the mountaneous outlines of the Jungfrau and Stockhorn.
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Thun
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Fortified City This historic town on the River Aar is well worth a visit with its hallmark 12th century castle. An enviable setting straddling the river banks and interlaced with flower bedecked covered bridges and vistas including the mountaneous outlines of the Jungfrau and Stockhorn.
Cruises Embark the boat, including the paddle steamer PS Lotschberg (entered service 19140 at Interlaken Ost on Lake Brienz and cruise along the remarkable turquoise blue waters taking you past picturesque fishing villages, and castles steeped in history. Places to stop off around Lake Brienz: Iseltwald fishing town Iseltwald, a pretty fishing village is situated on the shores of a picturesque bay on Lake Brienz. It is famous for it’s Seeburg centre on the peninsula as well as the small island in front of the bay. This 1654m2 Schnecken insel (“snail island”) with its barbecue sites overlooking the bay of Iseltwald can be hired for special occasions. Iseltwald is also a great starting point for walks along the lake or cruises on board the Belle Epoque steamship, PS Lotschberg.   Giessbach Waterfalls The Belle Epoque grand hotel is to be found a short funicular ride from the shore alongside the waterfalls of Giessbach.   Brienz lake village This cosy village located at the eastern end of the turquoise coloured Lake Brienz has a long tradition in wood processing and carving. Brienz still to this day has a school for carving and violin making. Visit the many wood carving shops where carpenters demonstrate their skills as well as the museum for wood carving.
Lake promenade: Brienz’s traffic free promenade is beautiful and relaxing and takes you past small boat ports, playgrounds and stunning scenery. Make a stop at the boat rental to take out a pedalo, rowing boat or hydro-cycle onto the turquoise waters or sit back and relax on the historic salon paddle steamer “Lötschberg”.   Ballenberg open-air museum Experience first hand the old houses and farms of Switzerland here at Ballenberg. The collection of reconstructed farmhouses, stables, bakehouses and barns date from the 16th to the 19th century and were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt here to preserve and illustrate rural life in Switzerland. Furthermore Ballenberg is brought to life due to the over 250 domestic farm animals, craftsmen and farmer working with traditional tools and the original and authentic cultivation of useful plants.
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Lake Brienz
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Cruises Embark the boat, including the paddle steamer PS Lotschberg (entered service 19140 at Interlaken Ost on Lake Brienz and cruise along the remarkable turquoise blue waters taking you past picturesque fishing villages, and castles steeped in history. Places to stop off around Lake Brienz: Iseltwald fishing town Iseltwald, a pretty fishing village is situated on the shores of a picturesque bay on Lake Brienz. It is famous for it’s Seeburg centre on the peninsula as well as the small island in front of the bay. This 1654m2 Schnecken insel (“snail island”) with its barbecue sites overlooking the bay of Iseltwald can be hired for special occasions. Iseltwald is also a great starting point for walks along the lake or cruises on board the Belle Epoque steamship, PS Lotschberg.   Giessbach Waterfalls The Belle Epoque grand hotel is to be found a short funicular ride from the shore alongside the waterfalls of Giessbach.   Brienz lake village This cosy village located at the eastern end of the turquoise coloured Lake Brienz has a long tradition in wood processing and carving. Brienz still to this day has a school for carving and violin making. Visit the many wood carving shops where carpenters demonstrate their skills as well as the museum for wood carving.
Lake promenade: Brienz’s traffic free promenade is beautiful and relaxing and takes you past small boat ports, playgrounds and stunning scenery. Make a stop at the boat rental to take out a pedalo, rowing boat or hydro-cycle onto the turquoise waters or sit back and relax on the historic salon paddle steamer “Lötschberg”.   Ballenberg open-air museum Experience first hand the old houses and farms of Switzerland here at Ballenberg. The collection of reconstructed farmhouses, stables, bakehouses and barns date from the 16th to the 19th century and were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt here to preserve and illustrate rural life in Switzerland. Furthermore Ballenberg is brought to life due to the over 250 domestic farm animals, craftsmen and farmer working with traditional tools and the original and authentic cultivation of useful plants.
Cruises Embark at Interlaken West for a restful exploration of the blue lake and its lakeside including the town of Thun with its fortress. Sunday brunch cruises available in season.
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Lake Thun
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Cruises Embark at Interlaken West for a restful exploration of the blue lake and its lakeside including the town of Thun with its fortress. Sunday brunch cruises available in season.
Hiking in the Jungfrau Region
The Eiger Trail 3 hrs - Eigergletscher - Alpiglen The Eiger Trail is a mountain trail which starts from the Eigergletscher station above Kleine Scheidegg and follows along the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall until arriving down at Alpiglen. Enjoy breathtaking views along the way. Jungfrau Eiger Walk 1 hr - Kleine Scheidegg - Eigergletscher The Jungfrau Eiger Walk starts from Kleine Scheidegg and ascends up to the Eigergletscher. A great walk for those interested in the history of the Eiger North Face. The triumphs and tragedies of mountaineers are recorded on wooden panels at various intervals. There is also a large model illustrating routes that have been taken up the North Face; this is located in the small chapel on the Fallboden
Eigergletscher
The Eiger Trail 3 hrs - Eigergletscher - Alpiglen The Eiger Trail is a mountain trail which starts from the Eigergletscher station above Kleine Scheidegg and follows along the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall until arriving down at Alpiglen. Enjoy breathtaking views along the way. Jungfrau Eiger Walk 1 hr - Kleine Scheidegg - Eigergletscher The Jungfrau Eiger Walk starts from Kleine Scheidegg and ascends up to the Eigergletscher. A great walk for those interested in the history of the Eiger North Face. The triumphs and tragedies of mountaineers are recorded on wooden panels at various intervals. There is also a large model illustrating routes that have been taken up the North Face; this is located in the small chapel on the Fallboden
Felix-Mendelssohn footpath 3 hrs - Schiltwald - Staldenflu - Mettlenalp - Wengernalp The Felix-Mendelssohn footpath from Schiltwald to Staldenflu above Mettlenalp to Wengernalp is a well sign-posted route with a long stretch through the forest. It is an interesting path and there are fantastic viewpoints along the way with one particular stunning view down to the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Wengernalp
Felix-Mendelssohn footpath 3 hrs - Schiltwald - Staldenflu - Mettlenalp - Wengernalp The Felix-Mendelssohn footpath from Schiltwald to Staldenflu above Mettlenalp to Wengernalp is a well sign-posted route with a long stretch through the forest. It is an interesting path and there are fantastic viewpoints along the way with one particular stunning view down to the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Schynige Platte – First Six pearls in six hours: The mountain hike from Schynige Platte to First (or vice versa) must be done once in a lifetime. The first two pearls stand out at the end of the Schynige Platte railway: The flora on the Matten is nearly as diverse as the flowers in the Alpine Garden. After the Loucherhorn, you will encounter pearl number three, the wild karstic landscape in the Güw area. Pearl four, the Sägistalsee, sparkles far below. The largest pearl, however, awaits on the Faulhorn. The view from up there offers everything: Lake Brienz on one side, the overwhelming backdrop of the Jungfrau massif on the other. And further down is pearl six, the Bachalpsee, the "blue jewel" of the Bernese Alps.
Faulhorn
Schynige Platte – First Six pearls in six hours: The mountain hike from Schynige Platte to First (or vice versa) must be done once in a lifetime. The first two pearls stand out at the end of the Schynige Platte railway: The flora on the Matten is nearly as diverse as the flowers in the Alpine Garden. After the Loucherhorn, you will encounter pearl number three, the wild karstic landscape in the Güw area. Pearl four, the Sägistalsee, sparkles far below. The largest pearl, however, awaits on the Faulhorn. The view from up there offers everything: Lake Brienz on one side, the overwhelming backdrop of the Jungfrau massif on the other. And further down is pearl six, the Bachalpsee, the "blue jewel" of the Bernese Alps.
Stechelberg - Oberhornsee At the end of the valley this hike to the mountain lake is extremely rewarding hike as far as scenery and botany are concerned. No asphalt. Mountain trail from Trachsellauenen. Ascent into the marvellous alpine area of the upper Lauterbrunnen valley which has been under protection since 1960.
Oberhornsee
Stechelberg - Oberhornsee At the end of the valley this hike to the mountain lake is extremely rewarding hike as far as scenery and botany are concerned. No asphalt. Mountain trail from Trachsellauenen. Ascent into the marvellous alpine area of the upper Lauterbrunnen valley which has been under protection since 1960.
Wengen-Staubbachbänkli-Wengen 60 minutes A flat but scenic route to the waterfall viewing bench.
Staubbachbänkli
Wengen-Staubbachbänkli-Wengen 60 minutes A flat but scenic route to the waterfall viewing bench.
Wengen-Mönchsblick-Wengen 80 minutes An easy scenic route to the Mönch mountain viewing bench.
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Wengen-Mönchsblick-Wengen 80 minutes An easy scenic route to the Mönch mountain viewing bench.
Activities in the Jungfrau Region
Tennis village center Two outdoor sand courts are located in the center of town. Rackets and tennis balls can be rented from the neighbouring tourist office where bookings can also be made.
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Tennis village center Two outdoor sand courts are located in the center of town. Rackets and tennis balls can be rented from the neighbouring tourist office where bookings can also be made.
Mountain Biking Jungfrau Region The Jungfrau Region offers 160 km of mountain bike trails for all levels of difficulty. Many local cable and train links are suitable for transporting bikesImboden Bike in Lauterbrunnen offers a good range of bikes for rental including children’s, race and mountain bikes. Bikes can also be rented at Central Sport in Wengen at a 10% discount with our Central Sport card.
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Wengen
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Mountain Biking Jungfrau Region The Jungfrau Region offers 160 km of mountain bike trails for all levels of difficulty. Many local cable and train links are suitable for transporting bikesImboden Bike in Lauterbrunnen offers a good range of bikes for rental including children’s, race and mountain bikes. Bikes can also be rented at Central Sport in Wengen at a 10% discount with our Central Sport card.
Mini Golf Wengen village An 18 hole course, located in the center of town, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Equipment can be rented at the tourist office.
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Wengen
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Mini Golf Wengen village An 18 hole course, located in the center of town, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Equipment can be rented at the tourist office.
Mountaineering Jungfrau Region There are many mountaineering challenges in the area including the Aletsch Glacier tour, the knife-edge Mittellegi ridge of the Eiger, the ridges leading to the Finsteraarhorn summit group, the Gross Grünhorn summit, the Gspaltenhorn summit, the Jungfrau summit, the Mönch peak, Petergrat, the Schreckhorn peak, and the Wetterhorn peak. Please click here to enquire about custom made tours.
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Wengen
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Mountaineering Jungfrau Region There are many mountaineering challenges in the area including the Aletsch Glacier tour, the knife-edge Mittellegi ridge of the Eiger, the ridges leading to the Finsteraarhorn summit group, the Gross Grünhorn summit, the Gspaltenhorn summit, the Jungfrau summit, the Mönch peak, Petergrat, the Schreckhorn peak, and the Wetterhorn peak. Please click here to enquire about custom made tours.
Adventure Activities Paragliding, Scenic helicopter flights, and River Rafting Tours can be booked at the tourist office. More information at www.paragliding-jungfrau.ch, Swiss-Paragliding.ch, and www.tandem-speedflying.com, www.outdoor-interlaken.ch Airtime in Lauterbrunnen is the nearest center for paragliding with take off from Mürren and landing in Lauterbrunnen. Outdoor Interlaken (https://www.outdoor-interlaken.ch/en/summer) offer river rafting, canyoning, sky diving, and paragliding. They also have an adventure park in Interlaken including a forest adventure of wooden bridges, tarzan swings and zip lines.
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Lauterbrunnen
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Adventure Activities Paragliding, Scenic helicopter flights, and River Rafting Tours can be booked at the tourist office. More information at www.paragliding-jungfrau.ch, Swiss-Paragliding.ch, and www.tandem-speedflying.com, www.outdoor-interlaken.ch Airtime in Lauterbrunnen is the nearest center for paragliding with take off from Mürren and landing in Lauterbrunnen. Outdoor Interlaken (https://www.outdoor-interlaken.ch/en/summer) offer river rafting, canyoning, sky diving, and paragliding. They also have an adventure park in Interlaken including a forest adventure of wooden bridges, tarzan swings and zip lines.
Swimming swimming pool am Waldbort This swimming pool at a height of 1310m above sea level offers stunning views over the Jungfrau mountain. Built in 1931 as designed by Urfer and Stähli and Ing. Meyer, Thun, it is protected under conservation laws. Opening times: Daily from 10:00 – 19:00, middle of June till end of August; closed for bad weather.
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Swimming swimming pool am Waldbort This swimming pool at a height of 1310m above sea level offers stunning views over the Jungfrau mountain. Built in 1931 as designed by Urfer and Stähli and Ing. Meyer, Thun, it is protected under conservation laws. Opening times: Daily from 10:00 – 19:00, middle of June till end of August; closed for bad weather.
• Royal Walk to Crown summit and wide reaching panoramic views -both seasons, short and steep • Mountain restaurant and playground before the Jungfrau massif
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Männlichen
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• Royal Walk to Crown summit and wide reaching panoramic views -both seasons, short and steep • Mountain restaurant and playground before the Jungfrau massif
Top of Adventure: Cliff Walk at First (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-cliff-walk-by-tissot/) Zip line at First (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-flieger/) First mountain carts (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-mountain-cart/) First trottibikes (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/trottibike/)
First Cliff Walk by Tissot
Top of Adventure: Cliff Walk at First (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-cliff-walk-by-tissot/) Zip line at First (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-flieger/) First mountain carts (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-mountain-cart/) First trottibikes (https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/trottibike/)
Schilthorn Adventure: Schilthorn - Birg station - Thrill walk (http://schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Schilthorn/2_THRILL%3Cbr%3EBirg_2677_m_._8783_ft/Thrill_Walk) Schilthorn - Birg station - Skyline walk (http://schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Schilthorn/2_THRILL%3Cbr%3EBirg_2677_m_._8783_ft/Skyline_Walk)
Thrill Walk, Birg
Schilthorn Adventure: Schilthorn - Birg station - Thrill walk (http://schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Schilthorn/2_THRILL%3Cbr%3EBirg_2677_m_._8783_ft/Thrill_Walk) Schilthorn - Birg station - Skyline walk (http://schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Schilthorn/2_THRILL%3Cbr%3EBirg_2677_m_._8783_ft/Skyline_Walk)
Jetboat Interlaken - high speed boat trip on lake Brienz (https://jetboat.ch/en/homepage)
Jet Boat Interlaken
Jetboat Interlaken - high speed boat trip on lake Brienz (https://jetboat.ch/en/homepage)
"mountain coaster" by the Oeschinensee takes 2 hours to get to from Wengen (http://www.oeschinensee.ch/sommer/rodelbahn/)
Rodelbahn Oeschinensee
"mountain coaster" by the Oeschinensee takes 2 hours to get to from Wengen (http://www.oeschinensee.ch/sommer/rodelbahn/)
Rodelbahn (mountain coaster) Heimwehfluh (near Interlaken) (http://www.heimwehfluh.ch/index.php?id=258)
Heimwehfluh
Rodelbahn (mountain coaster) Heimwehfluh (near Interlaken) (http://www.heimwehfluh.ch/index.php?id=258)
Summer Toboggan (Rodelbahn), Pfingstegg "Our summer toboggan is an unique attraction in Grindelwald and lots of fun for the whole family! Alone or in pairs, you ride the toboggan reaching speeds of up to 45km/hr, travelling through lush alpine fields. Children are allowed from 4 to 8 years accompanied by an adult. The toboggan can be found on the Pfingstegg top and can only be reached by cable car from Grindelwald. It's a circle on the top, you don't get down to Grindelwald with it (look at the map). In case of rain or wet weather conditions the toboggan may be closed: please also check the red/green icon in the footer. Normally the toboggan will open mid of june depending on the snow conditions as left over from winter." https://www.pfingstegg.ch/index.php/en/timetable-prices-4/toboggan
Pfingsteggbahn
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Summer Toboggan (Rodelbahn), Pfingstegg "Our summer toboggan is an unique attraction in Grindelwald and lots of fun for the whole family! Alone or in pairs, you ride the toboggan reaching speeds of up to 45km/hr, travelling through lush alpine fields. Children are allowed from 4 to 8 years accompanied by an adult. The toboggan can be found on the Pfingstegg top and can only be reached by cable car from Grindelwald. It's a circle on the top, you don't get down to Grindelwald with it (look at the map). In case of rain or wet weather conditions the toboggan may be closed: please also check the red/green icon in the footer. Normally the toboggan will open mid of june depending on the snow conditions as left over from winter." https://www.pfingstegg.ch/index.php/en/timetable-prices-4/toboggan