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I am planning a trip to Switzerland next June. My destinations of Bern, Zurich and Interlaken are open year-round, however I would love to check out Rick's favorite area, the berner oberland. Am I cutting it to close to think hotels and restaurants in Murren or Wengen will be open the 6th of June ? Will trains and lifts be operating to the Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch this time of year? It seems this region's tourist seasons are July/August and winter ski season. Please advise, nothing in my guidebooks are helping me out. Thanks, Beth

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The website for Murren is: You can information about accommodation and transportation. I think places will open in the beginning of June, though the options might be more limited than mid-summer.

For transport, is the Swiss Trains website and you can search for any route on any date. You can get to the Schilthorn year-round and I'd guess the Jungfraujoch is also year-round, though the funicular that heads up from Murren doesn't open until June 9. But you can certainly hike around Murren without needing a transport.


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I was in this area last June and am also planning a trip for next June. All hotels and restaurants will be open. Barring any unusual spring storms I would also expect all of the lifts and trains to be running also. We were there during the second week of June last year, and everything was open although there was a small amount of snow left on a few of the trails.

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My husband & I were in Interlaken 5/19/05 - 5/23/05. We traveled during the day in the Berner Oberland specifically Murren, Stechelberg, Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen & Grutschalp. Everything open & weather fine except May 22 when it was very cloudy & some rain so we headed to Montreux (not a planned trip) to hopefully escape the weather in Interlaken. Wonderful weather there & an enjoyable day trip. I'm sure most everything will be open so go & enjoy.

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We usually visit in late May and early June. All the transports will be up and running...after all, the transports up to the mountain villages aren't just for tourists. People actually live there so year round transportation is a must.

I would pass on Interlaken and just STAY in the mountain villages. Interlaken is best used for a transportation hub.