City Manager Jungfrau Region

City Manager Jungfrau Region

Johannes Meier

johannes.meier@mycityhighlight.ch

Good To Know

1. The landscape of the Jungfrau Region has an incredible amount to offer: high mountains, deep ravines, and sparkling lakes invite you to explore.

2. In the summer, an extensive network of hiking trails runs through the beautiful countryside, while in the winter, you can discover the snowy mountains on skis, snowboards, and sledges. If you prefer something a bit less sporty, you get easily get to many mountains that make great excursion destinations by train or cable car, enjoy the sunshine on your face in a cosy restaurant, or experience the two lakes on a boat trip.

3. For those who like to experience adventure, the Jungfrau Region offers an almost limitless range of activities, such as paragliding and hang gliding, river rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and pendulum jumps into deep gorges


From Zurich Airport: the cheapest option is to travel by train. From Zurich Airport, take the train to Zurich Hauptbahnhof and change there. Change again in Bern, taking the train to Interlaken Ost. Trains to Interlaken (some changing again in Spiez) depart from Bern every 30 minutes. There are also direct trains to Bern from Zurich airport. The trip from Zurich to Interlaken takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes and costs around 75 francs.

From Geneva Airport, you can take the direct train to Bern, where you can change to the train to Interlaken. The whole trip takes about 3 hours and costs around 75 francs.

From Bern airport: the fastest and cheapest option is to travel by public transport. From the airport, you can take the bus to Belp and change there to the S-Bahn to Bern. The whole journey takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs about 36 francs.

By taxi from Bern airport: a taxi from Bern Airport to Interlaken costs about 170 francs (up to 4 people).

Onward journey from Interlaken: there are two train stations in Interlaken. Interlaken West is suitable for an onward journey to Beatenberg, Habkern, and Unterseen. From Interlaken Ost you can get to Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren, Grindelwald, Iseltwald, Brienz, and Meiringen and Hasliberg by train or bus. If you're staying in Interlaken, get off at the train station closest to your accommodation.


Police: 117
Ambulance: 144
Taxi: Interlaken: +41 800 552 360 (Aare Taxi), Grindelwald: +41 79 279 07 91 (Oechslin & Graf), Wengen: +41 33 855 33 80 (Taxi Wegmüller Vroni), Lauterbrunnen: +41 79 415 15 49 (Gertsch), Meiringen: +41 79 299 83 07 (Sue’s Taxi)


A Swiss Travel Pass is a good investment if you are mainly going to be travelling by public transport in Switzerland. The pass allows you unlimited travel on Swiss Travel System's entire train, PostBus/bus, and boat network for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days, as well as granting discounts on tickets for several mountain railways. Tourists can also buy a Swiss Half Fare card for their stay to travel for half price. A Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days costs about CHF 340.00 for one adult. There are discounts for children.


- Regional food specialties: fondue, raclette, rösti, cheese slices, alpine cheese and hard "Hobelkäse" cheese, Ballenberg sausage
- Regional drink specialties: Rugenbräu beer (brewed in Interlaken) Burgbier (brewed in Ringgenberg)
- Typical mealtimes: lunch at 12:00, dinner from 18:00 to 21:00 at the latest.
- Tipping: not necessary, but always welcome. For a cup of coffee that costs 4.20, for example, you can round up to 4.50. At a meal, the tip may also be more generous, but there is no fixed percentage to pay. If you didn't like the food or were not satisfied with the service, then you don't have to give a tip.
- Is the tap water safe to drink? Yes, it is explicitly mentioned otherwise.


- A cup of coffee at a restaurant: CHF 4.20.
- A lunch menu at a restaurant: CHF 16 to 25.-.
- A ride in a taxi (cost/km): some trips are calculated with fixed rate pricing (for example in Meiringen). In Interlaken, the basic charge is 7 francs, the price per kilometre travelled is about 4 francs (with 2 passengers)


Opening times:
Grocery stores: usually Mon.-Sat. The bigger shops are often open all day (8 - about 18.30), closed on Sunday. Smaller shops such as bakeries may be closed over lunchtime.
Clothing stores: usually Mon-Sat. Open all day from 9 to 18:30
The opening times may vary greatly depending on the season and location.


Migros, Coop, Denner, Aldi, Lidl, Spar


- Smoking is prohibited in restaurants, bars, and clubs, unless there are special smoking compartments (fumoirs) available
- When chinking glasses, you look the other person in the eye
- Before you sit down next to someone in a bus or train compartment, it is common to ask whether the place is still free.


Hello/Good day: Guete Tag
Thank you: Merci
You're welcome: Bitte
Goodbye: Adie, Uf Widerluege


With the help of the filter "With free wireless" you find highlights that offer free wireless.
Apart from this there is available Free WiFi at Bahnhofstrasse and on the "Höheweg" in Interlaken, the street that connects the train stations Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost as well as in the post buses. In the smaller villages in the Jungfrau Region FreeWiFi is partly provided during the opening times at the tourist offices.


My souvenir recommendations

Eigerspitzli

Eigerspitzli

This choclate looks like little mountains and it is almost impossible, to eat only one of the delicous „Eigerspitzli“.

Restaurant Eigergletscher Restaurant Eigergletscher , Restaurationsbetriebe Jungfraujoch AG, Eigergletscher. CH – 3823 Eigergletscher

Music Box made in Brienz

Music Box made in Brienz

The music box built in Brienz will remind you with it's melody always to your trip to the Swiss Mountains

Rodi Holzwaren Rodi Holzwaren , Lauenenstrasse 12, 3855 Brienz, Schweiz

Wooden Cow

Wooden Cow

The wodden cow you will find in almost every children room in Switzerland. But not only children are pleased to get this souvenir, which has ist origin in a woodcarving workshop in Hofstetten close to Brienz.

Albert Schild AG Albert Schild AG , Bahnhofstrasse 19, 3800 Interlaken, Schweiz

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