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Travelling with 3 small kids - Interlaken or Lucerne?

Wroclaw, Poland
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Travelling with 3 small kids - Interlaken or Lucerne?

We will be visiting Switzerland with our 3 small kids (aged 3, 2, and 10mths). We would love to take in the views, walk some easy trails, be in the mountains, visit a petting zoo and experience small swiss village life... What city is better base to stay overnight in? Interlaken or Lucerne? We are thinking 2-3 nights and some day trips. We will have a car. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Travelling with 3 small kids - Interlaken or Lucerne?

I would stay in the Interlaken area but not in Interlaken itself. The villages south of Interlaken would be much more pleasant for your whole family than Interlaken itself. I might suggest Lauterbrunnen as a good base. Waterfalls all around, easy walking on both sides of the valley and easy acess to the carfree mountain villages above. And it will give you a place for free parking of your car at your hotel.

I assume you will be traveling in summer. For examples of small village life Murren, Gimmelwald and even Wengen are close by. Just a few minutes by lift or train.

A few minutes back down the valley by the Ost train station is the Harder Kulm. It has a play area and a petting zoo for the kids.

Edited: 7:05 pm, October 30, 2013
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2. Re: Travelling with 3 small kids - Interlaken or Lucerne?

Hi bacon_poland

Lucerne is very comfortable for you. This is where I would go. See also your other post.

pore

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3. Re: Travelling with 3 small kids - Interlaken or Lucerne?

thanks so much! i checked out this village of Lauterbrunnen and it looks great for our family! Do you know of any reasonable rentals or hotels in the town? I found someone who had suggested Chalet-Hotel Rosa, but it looks like it's closed right now?

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