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Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

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Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

My wife and I are coming to the Berner Oberland during the third week of June this year. I have been to Interlaken before and enjoy this center spot. However, I would really like to stay "in" the Alps. What are the advantages of staying in Lauterbrunnen, is it more beneficial than Interlaken?



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1. Re: Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

You really must go to Lauterbrunnen it's about 15mins up the mountain from Interlaken.

Interlaken is very touristy Lauterbrunnen valley is simply heaven on earth. much better to wake up there every morning and if need be drive down to Interlaken rather than the other way around....

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2. Re: Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

Hi mkurtz66,

I'm sorry, but I don't really think that Lauterbrunnen is really anymore "in" the Alps than Interlaken is. Lauterbrunnen is at 796m and Interlaken is at 568m, so there's not much difference. Lauterbrunnen is certainly closer to the peaks, and it's smaller than Interlaken, but it's not really the same experience as, say, staying in Wengen (1247m).

Have you considered Wengen or Grindelwald?


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3. Re: Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

Yes, agree with swandav. By staying in either Grindelwald or Wengen you get more of the 'in' the alps experience, with the benefit of easy access from lower down. (Also Murren, if you want to be further up via a cable-car ride).

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