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    • BorneoGrrl's Profile Photo

      Short layover sufficient?

      Zürich 46 minutes ago

      I'm flying on SWISS and there's a short transit in Zurich airport. Though there's a fast train from the airport, is a 3 hour layover enough time to visit Zurich city center or should I just not risk it and hang around at the airport? Thanks

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    • Gimmelwald

      Gimmelwald Feb 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM

      How do I reach Gimmelwald from Zurich? What r the places I can visit from Gimmelwald?

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    • Wine tasting

      Lugano Feb 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      Hey! I will be visiting Lugano in early April and wanted to do a wine tasting or wine tour. Any recommendations?

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    • train travel from Lucerne to Basel

      Switzerland Feb 25, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      We are travelling to Switzerland in April. We wish to travel from Lucerne to Basel on the train via Montreux or Berne, We would welcome input as to which is the better option. We have all day to make this journey. Thanks for any help we can gather.

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    • Gimmelwald

      Gimmelwald Feb 16, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      How do I reach Gimmelwald from Zurich? What r the places I can visit from Gimmelwald?

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    • SIghtseeing in Interlaken with Elderly parents

      Interlaken Feb 10, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      I wonder how much walking is involved in Interlaken. I am traveling with my parents. My mother cannot walk for more than 250-300 metres. We will be visiting lakes and gardens with her. Generally I rent car to take her around. But it seems Switzerland is different. I see that most people recommend to use public transport in Interlaken and to visit nearby for sightseeing. But that would mean lot of walking after being dropped from bus or train. Are taxis readily available? Any suggestion to plan this travel will be appreciated.

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    • Travelling

      Switzerland Feb 22, 2015 at 2:19 PM

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    • Holiday in Switzerland & Heidelberg, Germany

      Geneva Feb 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      My family (2 seniors, 2 adults, 2 kids) will be arriving in Frankfurt airport from Malaysia on 30 May early morning. We plan to take a direct train from Frankfurt to Geneva on the same day.

      My queries are as follows:-

      1. Is it cheaper and better to buy the DB bahn tickets for Frankfurt - Geneva or use the swiss pass?

      2. We will be staying in Geneva from 30 May - 3 June (4 nights). We plan to buy the 8 day swiss pass.

      Then after that, we will be going to Grindelwald for 5 nights.

      We will leave Grindelwald early morning on 8 June (maybe make a stop in Spiez) to Heidelberg.

      Should I use the swiss pass from Grindelwald to Basel, then buy a train ticket to Heidelberg. If I buy SBB, do I get a discount (with my swiss pass) for Basel-Heidelberg.

      Or should I not use the swiss pass and instead buy a direct train ticket? This is because on our last day, we won't have much time to visit museums and do much.

      Sorry, I'm a bit confused .

      Thanks so much for your help!

      Warmest Regards.

      Elaine & family

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      Wengen or Lauterbrunnen for base?

      Wengen Feb 25, 2015 at 5:02 AM

      Hi. I am planning our Eurotrip with my mom and one of our stops is Switzerland. I am torn whether to stay in Wengen or Lauterbrunnen. Based on my research, Wengen is higher than Lauterbrunnen. But aside from that, which do you think is a better base for 6 days?

      Also is 6 days too much? If we stay in Wengen, id there like a day pass for the train going up and down?

      Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!

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      Mobility Card

      by Phyllis-Omar Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

      Hi, we will be travelling to switzerland newt week. First we will stay in Zurich then head to Basel.
      How do you get mobility card? Do you get it from the hotel upon arrival or you get it from tourist officesat the airport or train station with your confirmation?
      Thanks

      3 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 5:48 AM
    • taxi in basel

      by maxwalser Online Now Nov 17, 2014 at 5:46 AM

      what is the distance and cost by taxi from sankt johann dock to basel sbb bahnof train station

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM
    • Travel to bayeux

      by maxwalser Online Now Nov 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Will end a river cruise in Basel will go to bayeux. I am looking for travel suggestions

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM
    • Basel airport to Viking cruise dock

      by mylakay Online Now Nov 1, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      We are arriving at the Basel airport and have to go to the Viking cruise dock. I understand there is a bus from the airport to the train station, and taxis from there. We will have luggage and that sounds complicated. How much is a taxi from the airport to the Viking dock? How long will it take?
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Nov 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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      Hiking in Autumn

      by TomS157 Online Now Sep 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Hi guys,
      I enjoy hiking in the upcoming season... this time im in Basel on November.
      What do you suggest to see/do/hike in the area on that time?
      Thanx :)

      2 Answers Sep 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • train options

      by lasolana Online Now Sep 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      Hi, could anyone guide me please on the best type of rail pass to get from basel to fuessen Dec 2014, I will also be going on to salzburg and vienna the following week - do i get point to point? or bayern? it is just 1 pax. Also im going to be in salzburg xmas day and would like to join in a group activity or meet some others travelling solo?

      7 Answers Oct 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM
    • Basel to Hannover, Germany

      by a.winfred Online Now Sep 6, 2014 at 2:50 AM

      What would be the least costly way getting to Hannover? Any help would be appreciated

      9 Answers Sep 7, 2014 at 3:14 AM
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      Basel-things to do

      by cattinni Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 4:51 PM

      We will have a day and a half in Basel.What do you recommend seeing?

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 12:31 PM
    • Lucerne to Basel River Cruise Boat Dock

      by bcforr Online Now Aug 9, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      Could anyone give me advice on the best way to get to the Viking River Cruise ship dock from the Renaissance Hotel in Lucerne

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 3:19 AM
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      Amsterdam to Basel via river boat

      by auggiemansfield Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Has anyone taken this trip? Any input especially which is small boat cruise line is the best would be greatly appreciated. I am currently looking at the 13 night trips with Uniworld and Avalon. Thanks!

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 8:58 AM
    • Changing trains in Basel

      by RoseHJ Online Now May 18, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      How to change platforms at Basel to the French line when travelling from switzerland to Basel

      2 Answers May 18, 2014 at 3:47 AM
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      Visiting Basel for one day....

      by Ddbuehner Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      I wish it were a longer stay but I will only be in this wonderful city for 1 day. What would be the best way for my husband and I to spend the day? Also, we will be staying at the Hilton, going on a viking river cruise. Any suggestions on transportation from Hilton to river would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • River cruises

      by deethomas Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

      Is it possible to do 1 or 2 day cruises on the Rhine River from Basel?

      3 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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      Car rental

      by Aum257 Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 2:26 AM

      Can any one help me with a car rental with good deals near the railway station?
      Thanks

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM
    • Gefährliche Nachbarschaften/ Dangerous neighbourhoods

      by Periplanomeni Online Now Oct 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Hallo , Ich werde ab 2014 nach Basel umziehen. Ich suche aktuell eine neue Wohnung. Welche Nachbarschaften/Quartiers sollte ich wegen erhöhten Kriminalität vermeiden? Danke!

      I am going to move to Basel in Januar 2014. At the moment I am looking for a new appartment. Which neighbourhood/quarter do you suggest me to avoid because of elevetad criminality rates? thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    • schweinhaxe

      by citislicker Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Will be staying at the Hilton, and need to get my fix of Schweinhaxe. Suggestions?

      5 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 1:40 AM
    • Pre River Cruise Hotel & Transportation

      by wloff Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Any suggestions for a nice reasonably priced hotel for one night prior to an Amawaterways cruise in November?
      Any suggestions on transportation and estimated costs? I've seen on posts a Tram is 1 KM away from port, and dragging a suitcase in the snow (?if any) does not seem feasible, and Taxi's for a few KM I've heard can be spendy like $70 USD? Any advice is appreciated! Thank You!

      2 Answers Aug 3, 2013 at 1:05 AM
    • TRAVEL FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO LUCERNE HOTEL

      by SUBHAB3X Online Now Jul 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      We will reaching Basel Airport on 22nd July'13 around noon . We are booked at Lucerne Hotel. We are a family of 4 Adults. What is the most Economical mode of transport with Half fare Travel card & details of the journey.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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      Customs

      by Douglasatorok Online Now Jul 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      traveling from the US to Basel via Frankfurt, where does one clear customs?

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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      Only 5 hours

      by IdreamIam Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 3:34 AM

      We finish a river cruise in Basel about 9am and our flight does not leave till 3pm so have a few hours to kill and will have our bags. Can anyone suggest a guide with a car that can show us around for a few hours and then drop us at the airport.

      6 Answers Jul 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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      Schengen Visa requirements to fly out of Basel Mulhouse

      by DaneW Online Now May 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      I am a South African Citizen and will have a valid Schengen visa. I will be vacationing in Freiburg for 11 days ( 4-15 July 2013 ) and then will need to catch a flight out of Basel Mulhouse to Amsterdam. I will catch the train from Freiburg to the Basel Euro-airport and from the looks of it the train goes through Basel and therefore Switzerland - I will not have a swiss visa so will i be able to get to the airport?

      4 Answers May 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM
    • public transportatiom

      by nanreyn Online Now May 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      What is the price of trams and buses. We need to get from the Viking cruise terminal to the train station

      2 Answers May 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM
    • How to go from Paris to Basel without TGV

      by Nic.TH Online Now Apr 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Hi all!! i need to go from Paris CDG to Basel. I checked the train rates, and almost all connections requires me to take the TGV train. Booking online is not an option to me, any other routes or regional train i can take? the total duration set by my missus is around 5 hours. the fastest route i checked thru DB Bahn websites is 9 - 13 hours and usually starts in the afternoon. my flight arrives at 7am morning.
      thanks for any advise!!!
      Nic

      2 Answers Apr 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM
    • Getting from Paris to Basel (updated 2013)

      by Nic.TH Online Now Apr 4, 2013 at 5:06 AM

      Hi all!! i need to go from Paris CDG to Basel. I checked the train rates, and almost all connections requires me to take the TGV train. Booking online is not an option to me, any other routes or regional train i can take? the total duration set by my missus is around 5 hours. the fastest route i checked thru DB Bahn websites is 9 - 13 hours and usually starts in the afternoon. my flight arrives at 7am morning.
      thanks for any advise!!!
      Nic

      13 Answers Apr 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM
    • Basel - Solving a Dilemma

      by panos521 Online Now Jan 15, 2013 at 5:43 AM

      Hello dear travellers,

      I am Panos. In the mid-June I am thinking of going with my wife to Basel, Switzerland. We are thinking of spending almost one week. Since I am map lover, I started checking the map and realized that Basel is a great spot in the middle of Europe, from where one can see not only one country but 3 at the same time (Switzerland, France and Germany).
      So, right now I have a dilemma on how to spend my days in Basel. Should I stay one or two days there and then go to Munich or to Strasbourg (France).
      Also, I would like to visit Zurich (does it worth it?)
      So, what do you suggest me to do? Spend all the days in Switzerland or divide them by going to France or Germany?

      Finally, in order to help you with your proposal, I would like to say that me and my wife love mainly historical places (medieval), baroque and Gothic buildings and also.. good food! :)

      I hope my information was enough and those of you that have seen all the above places could propose to us a great option.

      Looking forward to your reply,

      Best Regards,
      Panos

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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      Where to park and get taxi ?

      by christine.j Online Now May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

      We're taking my mother to the toy museum in the centre of Basel. She cannot walk very well, so we plan to park our car outside the centre and take a taxi from the parking lot to the entrance of the museum. I know there is good public transport, but she cannot manage that, a car is much easier for her.
      What's a good place to park and get a taxi?
      And does anyone know how much the taxi will be approximately? I have to get Swiss Francs and would like to know how many I should get.
      Thank you.

      4 Answers Jan 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    • Suggestions to a day trip in Basel

      by zigzecil Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 4:13 AM

      We're going to Basel this Saturday. We've got 2 kids ages 6 and 8... Any suggestions as to where to go and what to see on a day trip?

      Thanks so much.

      4 Answers Mar 15, 2012 at 7:05 AM
    • Cheapest Way To Get To Basel From San Francisco, CA

      by epifani Online Now Feb 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      Greetings, I'm looking to book an economy trip (using flight miles) to Dornach Switzerland. Our dates are fixed 3/30-4/6.

      Ideas about the best airfare hubs to Europe from the US and connecting flights/trains to Basel. Rates currently fall around1000 p/p r/t.

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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      BASEL TO FRIEBURG BY TRAIN

      by alexplypin Online Now Dec 3, 2011 at 6:49 AM

      I have tried to find out about a train trip from Basel to Freiburg, but the fare structure on the website is ridiculous on the Virgin. From what I can gather, there is a regular train service, and the cost is c50SF.

      Does anyone know any better, and are there any recommended places in Freiburg for food & drink at reasonable prices?

      7 Answers Dec 4, 2011 at 12:14 AM
    • Basel train station SBB

      by antonym67 Online Now Oct 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      We are travelling by train from Lucerne to Paris via Basel SBB. We have to change trains in Basel where the train stops for 7 minutes. We have to move from Platform 8 to Platform 11 (as of now I do not know the coach no. since i will obtain my tickets when am in Lucerne). Is it too difficult to move with two suitcases? How do we find the exactly location of our coach (2nd class)?

      6 Answers Nov 3, 2011 at 12:59 AM