It will be my first time visiting Switzerland in April (tickets already booked) and I was hoping to check out the alps to do some light hiking, visit a mountain peak and enjoy a quaint alpine village to relax and reset after visiting some larger cities. After some searching through this forum (great resource), I've read that staying in Murren, Wengen, or even Lauterbrunnen, might not be the best idea, correct? I can deal with rainy weather (from Seattle) and the Schilthornbahn and Jungfrau will both be open, will it really be that miserable, even down in Lauterbrunnen?
If so, are there any other small villages with gondola acces to peaks and better weather that people can recommended? I'll be coming from Frieburg, Germany and then making my way to Lucern/Zurich afterward. I was thinking of either Zermatt, Ticino or somewhere in the Bavarian alps instead but nothing ive found seems quite like the Bernese Oberland area.