Feb 28, 2021 - 1:54 PM
in reply to malto
Hi Malto -
When we tried a similar approach, we found that using one central location led to the feeling that we were repeating substantial parts of the journeys as we went back and forth. We did, however, find it convenient and comfortable to have a "base" for several days.
For us, using public transportation, one week stays worked well. There is enough variety in customs, languages, cuisines and other local features, that we found that getting to know any area was more satisfying if we slept and ate in it for a few days, at least. We liked easy hikes...you might pick a location that favors your preferred activities.
We tended use Luzern as on such a "center."
Because the major central towns are more expensive, we tried to stay in villages outside the centers, but close to the centers by frequent trains. On such village is Sachseln. However, we always stayed on the lake front or close by, at least a day or two, because the ambience of Luzern itself, aside from to substantial tourist density, is worth a stay downtown.
In the Bernese Oberland, everyone has their favorite "center." I prefer Wengen...car-free; less "commercial" than some of the towns. Grindelwald is much more commercial, and is accessible by car. I preferred to be away from the town itself. I did not find any location that I strongly preferred in Grindelwald, though.