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Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: unscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
Written Jun 10, 2007
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Up the Jungfrau it can be very cold and stormy so i suggest that you will take warm clothes with you.
when i came to Interlaken it was a nice day , not too hot and not too cold but the up the mountain it was cold with -4 C.
Written Sep 13, 2005
Luggage and bags: Normal size backpack really helps because you need to use both hands on your walking/hiking sticks.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: leave your fashionable and expensive shoes at the hotel/hostel and take walking shoes instead or better still hiking shoes or else you might get blisters and corns from walking. Take warm clothes with you.Walking inside the tunnel can be a bit chilly at 3454m above sea level.
Photo Equipment: Brings loads of film if you use film camera and extra memory card if you use digital. They do sell the films but you know, it's expensive.
Written Jul 21, 2004
Luggage and bags: A backpack is a good idea for day hikes to hold your water bottle, maps, etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I suggest you take a good pair of walking or hiking shoes and a jacket that is water proof in case you go near the falls.
Photo Equipment: Of course you have to have your camera! This is one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world!
Miscellaneous: I take binoculars on every trip...you never know when you might need them!
Written Jun 7, 2004
Luggage and bags: A small day pack comes in handy for long hikes... And a good backpack will come in handy for the walks to and from your accommodation...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes are a must...you will do lots of walking in Switzerland... :)
Photo Equipment: Take LOTS of film...it is so pretty everywhere you look...you will want to take heaps of photos...
Written Oct 3, 2003
Luggage and bags: If hiking, take a small backpack to carry water, food, camera, map, souvenirs, etc....
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was in the Alps during April and was hiking all over the mountains in shorts and t-shirts (also took along a sweatshirt in case it was cold.) There was no need for a coat...maybe a light one at night...but I didn't need one. I've been told that my wearing shorts and t-shirts experience in the Alps during April was an abnormality - that usually warmer clothes are needed. Maybe, the cold just doesn't bother me as much as it does other people.
Photo Equipment: Once you start taking pictures of the mountains, it's hard to stop. There are tons of scenic spots for snappin' photos. Take more than one roll of film.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Hiking shoes/boots are a must.
Written Feb 25, 2003
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: First of all, especially for going up the jungfrau, so wear sensible clothes: it means long trousers and long sleeves, in the first place. On the train I was sitting to a really pretty and "classy" Japanese lady in fancy miniskirt and high heels: she spent her time shivering and couldn't walk anywhere, especially the ice palace. Mind you, she was not the only one of the train lot wearing such clothes. A woollen jumper and mittens (and maybe a hat and scarf too) can really make the difference between an enjoyable day or a miserable one.
Photo Equipment: Better buy them in town - high on top they're seriously overpriced
Written Feb 1, 2003
Luggage and bags: If you are going to practice adventure sports, it'd be better that you bring all your equipment with you. Switzerland is expensive, so it would be a great saving!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always a couple of water-ressistant shoes, and an extra pair of tennis shoes. Needless to mention the raincoat and an umbrella, You do not know when the rain is going to get you.
Photo Equipment: Also an extra camera. While touring the Trümmelbachfälle, the flash of my Kodak had problems to turn on because of the coldness inside. At the end, the flash went out of order, and I could just take a couple of pics from inside. I do not know if that happens with all cameras, but be ready for an inconvenience like that.
Updated Sep 15, 2002
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are going to the Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe), bring something warm to wear. Also - gloves were good to have. We went in September, and it was the middle of winter up there.
Written Oct 3, 2005
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