Ideal Maps & Guidebooks
Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful.
Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK.
The best map of the area, and one which covers all of our walks, is the 1:25,000 scale Swiss Topo Map 2520T ‘Jungfrau Region’. This is available in Wengen for about 30 Swiss Francs. There is a cheaper 1:40,000 map available locally, which also covers all the walks, but not in as much detail. The tourist office in Wengen also has a map of the area immediately around Wengen for 5 Swiss Francs.
The Rough Guide to Switzerland has about 30 pages on the Jungfrau area and lots of other in-depth information about the country.
The Wengen Tourist Office has lots of information on all sorts of things in Wengen itself, and links to the other villages in the area. Their webcams, accessed via the ‘News’ tab, are particularly good.
Cicerone guide to Alpine Flowers. We like this pocket-sized book on the 230 Alpine flowers you are most likely to come across on a holiday in the Alps. There’s a really interesting introduction to the properties flowers need to survive life at altitude and good clear photos with short descriptions arranged according to the predominant colour of the flower. Order it from Cicerone directly and quote code RAMBWH for a 25% discount.
Furthermore, the Jungfrau website provides some great live links to many of the places we visit on this holiday.
The Map Shop
If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:
The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
Tel: 01684 593 146
E-mail: [email protected]
If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.