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One week until Family of four Jungfrau trip!

Our family will be traveling to Switzerland in a week. We fly from DC to Frankfurt and then to Geneva before catching the train to Interlaken. There we will head up to Mürren for 5 nights where we have booked a chalet.

We have purchased the half fare travel card and prebooked our train to Interlaken. There we plan to purchase our 6 day Jungfrau pass. It will be our 10 and 14 year boys’ first trip to another country and we are so excited to show them one of our favorite places.

On a previous trip, my husband and I had a Swiss travel pass that did not include First and other transits, so this time we are focusing specifically on the Jungfrau area and also plan to take the family to Jungfraujoch.

Some goals for our trip are to hike, see lots of waterfalls, pack picnics with local Swiss bites, visit a farm or cheese maker, ride a boat on the lake, and try fondue.

If anyone has specific suggestions on the area that we should not miss, please let us know. Thank you!

(The second half of our trip will be in Venice.)

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What a great family experience! Murren is my favorite place in all my travels, it has a magical quality to it. Enjoy!!

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There's a cheese farm at Schiltalp, above Murren, and sometimes they give demonstrations. Murren tourist info might know. There's also a cheese-making house at Winteregg, just across the tracks from the train station/restaurant.

As for the hikes in the area, click on my name and you will find a link to our favorite hikes in the area, with maps and pics.

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We enjoyed a boat ride on Lake Brienz from Brienz to Interlaken. We took the train to Brienz.

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I have been in Wengen since Wednesday
Today I took the boat from Interlaken to Brienz and then the cogwell from Brienz 7k feet to the top of the Rothorn. There are some great views of the lake and mountain ranges all over Switzerland up there depending how clear the day is and dining up there. I highly recommend that weather permitting. Yesterday I went to the Jungfrau via Kleine Scheindig. At the Jungfrau I recommend you try the hike the entire distance 45 minutes on the glacier covered in snow. It is physically challenging but exhilarating worth it for the views. There is a hut at the end of the hike with refreshments. There is also a zipline up there if you or your kids like that sort of action.

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Consider hiking the North Face Trail down from Allmendhubel back to Murren. Not strenuous, fantastic views of the Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monch from across the valley. Plenty of places to have a picnic along the way. If weather permits, a visit to the Shilthorn would be impressive. It's possible to hike down from there, but it is a very hard hike and one must be in good shape. The RS Switzerland Guide Book has lots of info about the area and you should get it if you haven't already.

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My family will (hopefully!) be in Murren next month. Some of our tentative plans include visiting Trummelbach falls, going to the top of the Schilthorn, taking the funicular up to Allmendhubel to explore and visit the playground, and the Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg hike. Enjoy your trip!