Day Trip to the Swiss Alps with Your Kids

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I can’t imagine a trip to Switzerland without seeing the Alps. Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, the big three peaks in the Swiss Alps, tower behind the city of Bern.

We spent a beautiful, clear blue sky Saturday exploring the towns of Winteregg and Mürren. The day trip was so much easier than I could have imagined.

You can drive or take the train or bus to Lauterbrunnen to catch the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM) mountain railway. Hop aboard and get off half way in Winteregg to grab a bite to eat.

The kids will love this spot with its magnificent playground, outdoor seating looking over the Alps and a little music to do some dancing. Be forewarned, it may be tough to drag them away to eat.

Treat yourself to a lunch of Rösti (shredded potatoes pan-fried and shaped into a circle) with smoked salmon with a dollup of cream and a few cucumbers on top. Not a potato fan? Try a Käseschnitte, an open-faced cheese (Käse) sandwich with bacon pieces, sunny side up fried egg and melted cheese. It’s usually served with a couple of tangy veggies, like pickle, pickled pearl onion, tomato or peppers.

Once your belly is full hop back on the train up to Mürren. You could walk, but your legs may be too tired to explore the small, car-free ski town that awaits you.

Walk the quiet streets of town, peeking into shops and picking up a few trinkets along the way. Listen to the melodious sound of cowbells while indulging in a hot beverage or cold brew.

As you take the train back down to the cable car and parking lot don’t forget to enjoy the view. Depending on the time of year you go you might be treated to an incredible waterfall coming off the side of the mountain.

Head home knowing that you just breathed a bit of fresh air, stretched your legs and saw one of Mother Nature’s wonders many would die to see.

The big three peaks went back behind a cloud the day after our trip. Our legs were a bit sore from our adventure, but we would have happily done it again and again.

Do you dream of a crisp day
in the Swiss Alps? 

 

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  • Terrific photos of the Alps and your food description has me salivating. Looks to me like you’re having a good time.

  • Great photos, very beautiful place to visit 🙂

  • looks like a great trip. Love the mountain views!

  • I would definitely have to walk after filling up on all that delicious looking food! And you know what, it’d be difficult to leave such breathtaking views.

  • Isn’t it difficult to go hiking with kids? I would love to hike here, given the chance. All that mountain air (+ good food!) is good for you 🙂

  • This is so in keeping with my fairy tale image of the place that I expected to see a photo of Heidi and her grandfather among those you posted!

  • And that is why I love Switzerland! Every way you turn you’re rewarded with a gorgeous view. Rosti and cheese of any kind, doesn’t get much better 🙂

  • What a dream! I bet Dek loved the train ride. You could go home happy just having experienced what you did in that one day! Can’t wait to travel to Switzerland some day…

  • Okay, I don’t have kids yet, but Bob acts like a kid so maybe that counts! haha, I would love to wish with or without the kids. The photos are incredible!

  • Gorgeous shots. I took the train to the top of Jung Frau, many years ago. Loved it! I want some of that delicious looking food and beer 🙂

  • jan

    A rosti and a beer looking at the alps will do me. I stayed at Grindelwald Y.H. a long time ago which I believe had a view of Jungfrau.

  • That waterfall is amazing!! Great story and pictures. I haven’t been to Switzerland since college – almost forgot how beautiful it is.

  • Just beautiful! I have been there, but only for 18 hours and on a rainy day. It was a quick run through. I would love to see the mountains like you did! It looks like you lucked out with a baby that will sleep anywhere! I’m hoping this next one of mine is like that!

  • Stunning shots. The cheese looks great too!

  • Yes, I do dream of the Swiss Alps, especially since we were just there last Christmas. I’ve been to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen and have yet to make it to Murren. It’s high on my list of places to go. Love your photos!

  • This puts me in the mood for Christmas… and Swiss food. I could really use some Rosti right now. I really like the bench made out of snowboards.

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