Day 3 - A day in the mountains
is one of the best connected resorts in Switzerland, meaning that there are
journeys via rail, cable car and funicular, taking you to some truly
spectacular mountainscapes. The big one is the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe.
From Interlaken, you can travel up to Europe's highest railway station in just
1 hour 40 minutes. Take time to breathe in the purest air and absorb the views
of the awesome glacier from 3,454m above sea level. There are restaurants,
shops, an ice palace and a snow fun park here too. Another
firm favourite is Schynige Platte. A
historic mountain railway winds its way up, with great views over the lakes as
you go. At the sunny plateau, you can take a look at the Alpine Garden, or if
you enjoy mountain trails, go for a scenic walk.
Or how about this wonderful round trip for a full day out: take
the train to Grindelwald, then the scenic cable car to Männlichen mountain.
Enjoy your time up here - there are trails, or an easier 'Royal Walk' to a
scenic look out point. You could lunch here too, or head down on the cable car
to Wengen for refreshments. Some may like to relax for the afternoon in this
charming alpine village, others may wish to head a little further down to
Lauterbrunnen - an area famed for its waterfalls. From Lauterbrunnen, it's just
a 20 minute rail journey back to Interlaken.