ANOTHER TIP FOR A WALK....
There is still another attractive walking path in this region!
This one leads you from FIRST to WALDSPITZ and then down to BORT.
It is about 8 km. in length.
If 8 km is too much for you then walk the beautiful BUSSALP - BORT path which is 6,5 km and is easy winter-walking.
NOTE: from there it is only another 4,5 km down to GRINDELWALD where it is good to stay but where also is the Railway Station....
This winterwalk to Lake Bachalpsee begins at at the FIRST summit station.
The trail continues alongside the tiny alpine lake up to the Faulhorn (2681 m).
NOTE: If you intend hiking to the top : don't forget your SLEDGE!
The spectacular 15 km. SLEDGE RUN from Faulhorn down to Grindelwald is the longest in the world!
Still one more walking tip in next TIP.....
See you there.........
FINE PLACES GALORE FOR A REST AFTER WALKING....
ONCE WALKED - NEVER FORGOTTEN!!
Yes, that is true! Everybody loves this splendid summer hiking path with its picture postcard views of the EIGER NORTH WALL, Mönch and JUNGFRAU........
but it also makes wonderful winter-walking!
From sunny Männlichen, the trail slopes gently down to Arvengarten before climbing again to KLEINE SCHEIDEGG.
The ARVEN chairlift provides an easy option if your legs are too winter-weary for the half-hour up-hill hike!
Hiking time about 1½ - 2 hours......
Perfect for a wonderful afternoon!
I shall tell you about another lovely trail in the next tip...see you there......
ABOUT SLEDGERUNS IN THE JUNGFRAU REGION.
Of course you can go SUPER SLEDGING at the foot of the famous EIGER NORTH WALL!
And....here you will find WORLD'S LONGEST sledge run.....
It has the incredible length of 15 km., wow!!
Not for inexperienced sledgers.....
But there is also a lovely 8 km. sledge run especially suitable for families and the not-so-experienced sledgers (like myself!!)...
This one runs from Bussalp to Grindelwald where you can hop on the train again.....
Lots of people have a lovely FONDUE in the early evening and then go for the favourite EVENING runs....
For who wants to know more about the many SLEDGE RUNS, have a look at the URL......
KLEINE SCHEIDEGG IN THE JUNGFRAU REGION....
Yes, the sun was there.....and the skies were blue and what a lot of funny things one can do in this wonderful region!
For over a hundred years this region offers travellers/tourists/visitors/guests amazing SNOW ADVENTURES........
FOR all SLEDGING ENTHUSIASTS:
There is a well-maintained run between the Alpiglen & Brandegg Stations of the WENGERALP RAILWAY and (snow conditions permitting) down to Grindelwald Grund....the ultimate experience for all who love sledging!
NOTE: illuminating runs in the evening add a wonderful attraction!!
Many terrific SLEDGE RUNS descend from Kleine Scheidegg to WENGEN and from Männlichen to the Holenstein intermediate station!
I can recommend this from the bottom of my heart: it is pure fun.........
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......
THERE is a special JUNGFRAUBAHNEN PASS.....for those visiting the JUNGFRAU AREA and believe me: it is glorious and mesmerizing wherever you come in that area!
The price of that special Pass is 5 days from CHF 120,--
It is a personal Pass valid for 5 consecutive days.
It entitles you to UNLIMITED travel on the route network of the JUNGFRAU RAILWAYS (50% off Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfrau).
This PASS is on sale from the 1st May - 31st of October, from your hotel or camping site and from local travel agencies, tourist offoces and stations of Jungfrau Railways!
When you already have a Half Fare Card, a Swiss Card or a Swiss Pass the price os this Pass os of cause lower than for other tourists!
One of the lovely rides go from WENGEN to Männlichen.
My days were soooooo bright and sunny, which is such a fine start....
As you can read/see in my Switzerland page (transportation tips) travelling by train is GREAT in Switzerland and so I did!
While staying in Interlaken I travelled to WENGEN e.g. by train.
Even during that trip it was great to take photos from the train.......the landscape is so fascinatingly beautiful and impressive especially for me, coming from THE LOW LANDS, The Netherlands, flat as a pancake!
Once in WENGEN there is a great variety of HOW and where to spend your day(s)......
www.MySwitzerland.com is a good starting point.........
TOURIST INFORMATION WENGEN 3823
tel. : 033 855 14 14
fax : 033 855 30 60
Just stand in amazement at the view around you on the summit. I somtimes have one of those walking cards where you can put the mountain peak stamp in. Well I didn't have one this time but there was a stamp (hole puncher type) so I punched the hole pattern on my cable-car ticket as a momento. Imagine my surprise when I had finished doing this and there was a queue of Japanese behind me waiting to do thte same thing.......I obviously set a trend here!
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Hike, Hike and Hike some more....
Take the Mannlichen cable car for some wonderful high level walks - you really feel as if you could just reach out and touch those mountains. An easy stroll takes you to Kleine Scheidegg, looking across to the Eiger Monch and Jungfrau - one of my fav easy alpine strolls.
- Hiking and Walking
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.
- Hiking and Walking
When we first ascended the trails we hiked through lush forests and trails bordered with wildflowers. Then the farms and valleys with snow capped mountains came in view. This is where I first heard the melodic tones of the cow bells.
- Hiking and Walking
A train trip to 'The Top Of...
A train trip to 'The Top Of Europe'...
The train travels through a tunnel bored directly through the Jungfraujoch mountain itself ascends at a very steep incline to a height of almost 12,000 feet! At the top there is an impressive 'ice museum' (Great!) as well as a restaurant and the 'sphinx'. During the journey through the mountain the train makes a number of stops allowing people to view out onto the region below them at especially built viewing stations.
WENGEN ONCE MORE.....
This is WENGEN WITH JUNFRAU AND BREITHORN and here you see the part of the village that is called: "AM LUUS".
This photograph is here just to make you want to go, to activate the travelbug.........
spend a day in wengen or in Murren
Wengen and Murren are beautiful places that arent touristy and are pollution free.spend a day in one of these places or stay here and use it as a base to see Jungfroujoch,trummelbach etc.