Hotel Silberhorn

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Dorfplatz, Wengen, Jungfrau Region, CH-3823, Switzerland
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Evening dinining at the Silberhorn terrace

by cjohnson99 about Hotel Silberhorn

Terrace special because in Wengen in perfect location overlooking busy street (no traffic, just people), excellent food quality and choice, excellent views down Lauterbrunnen valley and especially evenings with sunset which turns the mountain tops pink! Not to be missed. Rosti and fondues especially recommended.
Fond memory of particular waiter referring to chippy chip chips!

7 Day Road Trip through Switzerland

by AlmostSwiss

I am in in my early 30s and although I live in Zürich, I only get to dream of my wife letting me loose for 7 days with my camera and a car.

Assuming you are staying 6 nights in Switzerland, arriving in Zürich, departing Geneva, this itinerary can be adjusted to add a night at either end, or to jump a night on the way if need be. None of the distances here are too big. But I also assume you don't want to go straight along the motorway between Zürich and Geneva, so am recommending what I would do... mountains, castles, quaint villages, and amazing roads.

The petrol costs shouldn't hold you back, and parking, is really cheap (if not free) in a all smaller locations, and that is where my trip will take you. Forget the 'tourist traps'.

Most locations mentioned have albums at Picasaweb under the AlmostSwiss gallery, and you can also use my site swisstopia.ch to follow the journey on a map which includes webcams, castles, and more all marked up.

-- 7 Days with a Car through Switzerland --
Day One - Travel from Zürich via the Motorway to Chur. Continue on Motorway to Thusis, where you should turn off the Motorway and head in the direction of Tiefencastle, Filisur, Albula. Your destination for the night is Bergün. As you go past Alvenau Bad, you will see a golf course and thermal bath complex on your right. Shortly after this, look out for the Landwasser Viaduct on the left in front of you. You can walk there from a carpark in around 20 minutes.
Continue on to Bergün, where you might like to stay at the Weisses Kreuz Hotel. Simple rooms, good food, reasonable price. The Bergün website has links to B&Bs etc too.
In the afternoon/evening, you could take a train to Präda (8km away up the valley) and walk back down to Bergün (a lovely gentle walk) or explore the little village of Latsch (above Bergün) by car and foot.

Day Two - Travel on over the Albula Pass to the Engadin Valley. Turn left and head down the valley towards Austria. Look out for signs pointing just off the road to the left to Guarda. This is a very pretty village and typical of the Engadin style. It is a beautiful place to wander and maybe stop for a drink.
Now turn back and go back up the valley. A brief interesting stop could be made in Zuoz. If you want to visit a Glacier, turn towards the Bernina Pass as Samedan and continue on past Pontresina to the Morteratch Glacier (car park with access by foot). Back in the main Engadin Valley, continue up (checking out places like St. Moritz (if you like tourist traps), Sils, and Silvaplana). At the top of the valley, drop down the Maloggia Pass and stop for the night in Soglio (again, very beautiful small village) very close to the border of Italy.

Day Three - You could choose to go over the Italian Pass (SS36 - never travelled this one) or back up the Maloggia Pass and then over the Julierpass (from Silvaplana) to depart the Engadin. Either way, go back to Thusis, and then on the Motorway until your reach Tamins. You want to take the off-ramp that is signposted as leading to Ilanz, Disentis, etc.
Continue up this valley and stop for the night in either Disentis area (Curaglia, just of Disentis on the Lukmania Pass is really cute) or even over the next pass at Andermatt. This depends on what accommodation you find. I cannot recommend the place I stayed in Sedrun on this leg recently.

Day Four - Continue from your location to Andermatt... and then travel over the Furka Pass (direction Oberwald) and then turn right and go up and over the Grimsel Pass to Meiringen. You could choose to stay here in Meiringen or to continue on to Brienz, Interlaken, or Lauterbrunnen at your discretion. You really need to explore what these places have to offer. In Lauterbrunnen, the Hotel Silberhorn is a good place to stay and offers real Swiss food on their menu.

Day Five - Are you tired yet? Need a little break from driving? Drive up the Kandertal to Kandersteg (from Interlaken to Spiez, left to Kandersteg) and drive your car onto the car train for a 15 minute ride through a tunnel to the Valais. At the end of the tunnel, don't go straight down to the Valais, rather, turn back on yourself and drive up the Lötchental threough Wiler and on to Blatten. This is another of those really photogenic Swiss mountain villages.
Now head down to the Valais and find yourself a place to stay the night. There are many options for you here. You could go to Zermatt (no cars, take train from carpark) and see the Matterhorn (don't miss the train up to Görnergrat) or alternatively head for Leukerbad and soak away your pains in the mountain-surrounded thermal baths.

Day Six - Travel down and out of the Valais and make your way towards Gruyere (it is a cute wee spot and if you like cheese...). at Aigle, turn through to Le Sepey (right) then turn right again to Ormont-Dessus, Gsteig, and Gstaad. Left back down through Chateau-d'Oex to Gruyere. find a place to stay in this area and just relax around the castle and village. Or on one of the nearby lakes.

Day Seven - Meander along the roads through Lausanne, across the top of Lac Leman and on to Geneva.

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I know this looks like a lot of travelling, and granted, there is a little driving to do. But I assure you, this is a trip that would show you the real Switzerland and you would certainly see some absolutely beautiful sights along the way.
By all means... if you want someone to pack your car, and pass fresh camera batteries to you, let me know. Now I really want to go for a drive. How unfair.

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Forum Posts

Help with itinerary

by jmelee

Hello,

We only have 3 nights in Swizerland (but NT in and Out)

After a few itinerary changes, my husband and I will now be taking a Night Train from Amsterdam to Bern. My thought was to tour Bern for the day and either stay the night in Bern or head straight for the alps. Any suggestions? When we leave we are taking the NT from Bern- but could take one from Lake Geneva(TO VENICE) We are both first timers in Switzerland and are open to any and all suggestions. We were looking in THun (but all seem full) so now are considering Interlaken, Murren, or Lauterbrunnen.
Thanks!

Re: Help with itinerary

by sandysmith

Lauterbrunnen, Wildererswil, Grindelwald or Wengen would be good options - here you could do the Jungfrau trip - surely a hilight of a trip in Switzerland.
The Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen is reccommended. If in Murren the Morth face trail will give you splendid views of the peak which are difficult to see when auou are on them! Fee free to e-mail me for more specifcs.
Sandy

Re: Re: Help with itinerary

by sandysmith

oops sorry for all the typos, my eyes are getting tired, thats my excuse!

Re: Help with itinerary

by DJ-HEHE

If you wanna see a lot of thing from switzerland my advice for you.
1 Day Visit Bern and stay in Interlaken
2 Day Visit Jungfraujoch and some other places you like in Interlaken stay night in interlaken or drive to lucern
3 Day Visit Lucern and lake lucern stay night in lucern or drive to zurich
4 Day Visit Zurich at late evening depart a train from zurich to venice with beds

Re: Help with itinerary

by cjohnson99

My own personal recommendation would also include Lauterbrunnen (3rd), Grindelwald (1st) or Wengen (2nd), less so for Wilderswil (4th), Murren is a little of the way and Interlaken itself is a bit of a town rather than a resort. I suspect you should be able to find availability in these places by using the online search and availability (ask me for advice on these if needed).

Re: Help with itinerary

by dianediane

Hi - f you like medieval cities, Berne is great. Spend a day there. From thre you can go ont he train for a day trip to Lake Geneva (Lausanne, Vevey). Take a ride on the steamships and get to Chateau de Chilon. Another day you can go to Interlaken and from there to one of the Alps excursions, which you absolutely must do. I loved Schingge Platte - you can walk around on a mountain pasture for hours; spend a night in Interlken and go to another Alps trip. Then back to Berne.
Have fun.

Travel Tips for Wengen

LUFTSEILBAHN WENGEN

by eden_teuling

Quiet, comfortable and convenient with spectacular views..........meet the modern Männlichen - WENGEN Aerial Cableway (LWM), which carries guests from the village centre up to Männlichen, the most impressive vantage point in the heart of the JUNGFRAU REGION.

Oh, this is not to be missed! Soar from the valley station, conveniently close to the Wengernalp Railway Station, up to Männlichen in a few minutes!!
Männlichen is just 2 steps to heaven and 1 step to an all-year round hiking paradise and wintersports wonderworld!

You really will forget about daily cares, leisure and pleasure rule here.
Here are the most breathtaking views opening up over rugged ridges and snowy Alpine summits!

This place is SUPERB in summer, autumn, WINTER and spring!

I found perfect powder slopes there too, which will please all ages and abilities......

LUFTSEILBAHN WENGEN

Lauterbrunnen View

by sandysmith

From the top of Mannlichen take time to look down below to Wengen, below that the valley of Lauterbrunnen (also known as the valley of waterfalls) and way across on the other side is the highest Jungfrau village of Murren - also a wonderful village to explore.

Trümmelbachfälle or Trummelbach Falls

by Greggor58

This ‘Wow Cool” attraction is not in Wengen itself but makes for a great way to spend a part of the day if you have some extra time while you’re in the area.

You would need to use the train to get yourself down to the town of Lauterbrunnen and then take a short bus ride if you don’t have a car parked somewhere in Lauterbrunnen.

We visited before we made the trip up to Wengen, and found it to be a pretty interesting “natural” phenomenon..

Trummelbach Falls are a series of ten different tiered waterfalls that descend a total of 459 feet or about 140 meters. The unique feature about this attraction is that the falls are contained within the rock of the mountain itself and the water that POUNDS through here is drainage water from the glaciers of the Monch, The Jaungfrau, and the Eiger Mountains. The water has over time found its way into the mountain instead of forcing its way over cliff sides. The volumes of water that roars through the well worn rock surfaces is about 20 000 liters a second. The interior is illuminated with colored light and the shapes of the eroded rock are really incredible. For thousands of years water has been pummeling through the rock cavity and the result is really quite something.

In 1877 the falls were first made accessible by a man named von Almen…and in time the attraction was gradually developed. There is now a series of walkways, stairways, and an elevator built within the rock to take you up and enable you to descend alongside the various waterfalls here.

Is it really worth the trip to see this? I would say a definite YES..only because I think that this cant really exist in too many places in the World and its right at your doorstep if you’re visiting Wengen.

Parking is free here and there’s a good sized parking lot for you to leave your car.
Access to the site is 11 CHF for adults and 4 CHF for children and you can visit here between April 1st and the end of October from 0900- 1700 hrs July and August access to the site is available from 0830- 1800 hrs.. Obviously during the winter season the falls are mostly frozen and not open to the public.

There’s a small restaurant here just beside the car park and a gift shop if you’re interested in shopping while you’re here or want perhaps a beverage.

WORDS of WARNING for you though…in May of 2009 there was a tragic death here at Trummelbach…a twelve year old boy fell through or climbed over the protective fencing, its thought he was retrieving a lost shoe. His body was recovered but not until June the following month. PLEASE keep well back of the protective barriers. The surface of the rock and stairs are slippery because they’re wet all of the time and it would be so unnecessary if there was another tragic loss of life here.

Check this out of you’re staying in Wengen..its a pretty unique experience.

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 Hotel Silberhorn

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Address: Dorfplatz, Wengen, Jungfrau Region, CH-3823, Switzerland