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      jungfraujoch ticket

      Switzerland Aug 6, 2015 at 2:48 AM

      we have found the train ticket from wengen to grindelwald by online system which the ticket price is chf 88.5 with swiss half fare card.

      Is it the same price if we buy it through internet in advance or buy it in person at the station?

      I will take this train at 15 August.

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      Swiss Train Pass

      Switzerland Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 AM

      Pass is for 4 days and 8 days, question is are they continuous or specified days.,like marked the date of use on the pass. Thanks

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    • Attire to wear in September

      Switzerland Yesterday

      Hi, I am from a tropical country and am not quite sure what to pack along with me on a week's trip to Swiss. I will be heading to scahffhausen and St gallen's and luderne.

      Also, there will be a day where i will be visiting santis and i understand it might get a little cold there. What should i bring and wear?

      Thank you.

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      Outlet mall in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:24 AM

      Hi, I read about Foxtown in Lugano. Is that the biggest and best outlet mall in Switzerland?
      Looking for opinion whether there are good deals throughout the year (especially winter time)

      Is it walking distance from a train station? I checked the website - it says reachable via train, but not sure if from the station to the mall it is very near?

      Thank you

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      Lucerne lake cruise

      Lucerne Aug 12, 2015 at 1:48 AM

      Hallo. Pls do you have any personal experience on lake cruise at Lucerne lake? As a round short trip I found two options and I don't know which is more scenery. The one is Lucerne-Alpnachstad and the other Lucerne-–Küssnacht am Rigi. Both last 2 hours. And there are also 2 shorter ones, up to Meggen (1,30h) and the other to Kastanienbaum (1h). Thank you.

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      Langmatt museum

      Baden Aug 9, 2015 at 6:53 AM

      Hallo. Do you know if there is a parking area at the Langmatt museum for our car? Is it open space or should we look for sth private? Thanks.

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      Itenary for 10 days - first trip to Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM

      Hello, exploring a possibility of a 10 day trip to Switzerland in mid November.

      How cold will it be - any advise on what to pack?

      Is it better to take the train or rent a car? How is driving conditions?

      Any views on the following itenary?

      Option A
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 4 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 5 - Head to Interlaken (overnight interlaken)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 8 - Board Bernina Express - Chur to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 9 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 10 - Train onward to Milan, fly out from Milan

      Option B
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Train to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 4 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 5 - Bernina Express up to Chur (overnight Chur)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 8 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 9 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 10 - Fly out Zurich the following day

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      Traveling from India

      Switzerland Aug 23, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      I am traveling with a family of 4 to Switzerland and London. We will arrive to Zurich and do sightseeing for 5 days and will have to come to London and back to India.

      I seek help from members to plan my visit. It is going to be 5th of December to 12th.

      Cheers
      Nagaraj

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    • Train Ticket Prices in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 10, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      I've been trying to find train ticket prices in Switzerland.
      All I get from google are the train ticket booking companies, not the Swiss rail company itself.
      We are travelling to Switzerland for the first time at the end of this month. We will not pre book our train tickets as recommended.
      It would be good to have some idea of the train ticket prices. Geneva to Interlaken via Montreux. Interlaken to Luzern etc.
      Rail Europe quoted Geneva to Interlaken for $270 2nd class for 2 adult flexi fare. Is this what we expect to pay?
      Does anyone know the website for Swiss rail?
      Thank you.

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      Schaffhausen Switzerland to and from Konstanz Germany

      Switzerland Aug 5, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      Can the Swiss train Pass be used from Schaffhausen to Konstanz Germany and return ?. .Thanks.

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      Swiss rail pass 1st or 2nd class?

      Switzerland Aug 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      My sister and I shall be staying in Luzern from 30/9 to 6/10, and then take the William Tell express to Lugano from where we shall move on to Como for another week. During our stay in Luzern we shall do daytrips to Mt Pilatus, maybe Zurcich or Bern and other smaller towns in the area. We really intend to use trains, boats and other forms of public transport daily. I plan to buy Swiss rail passes for 8 consescutive days. 1st class is so much more expensive. I have always travelled 2nd class in Europe and found it to be quie acceptable. I read with the boats only 1st class can sit on the top deck. Is this enough reason to pay double for 1st class? The only days we shall have luggage with us, is the 30th when we shall take the train from the airport to Luzern, and the last day, on the William Tell express to Lugano.

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    • What to do April 30-May 2nd

      Grindelwald Aug 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      What is there to do in Grindelwald end of April and beginning of May?

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      Things to Do in Interlaken

      Interlaken Aug 5, 2015 at 5:54 AM

      Hello, I am travelling to Interlaken from 15-20 Aug with My Family 3 Kids (9,8,2). Please advise how can i maximize the stay. Recommendations are welcome. My plan as per research is,

      1. Jungfru. 16th
      2. Lake Thun and Harder Kalem 17th
      3. Titlis 18th
      4. Geneva 19th Ppls say Watches and Chocolates are good there.
      5. 20th to Zurich for Flight

      I will enter Switzerland from Berns. People Recommended me to take Kids Card 30 CFH. That will make their travel free. Please Advise Whats the best travel tickets we can take.

      Thx

      Zafar

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      Sion Yesterday

      What time is last bus to villages

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      Rheinfalls

      Schaffhausen Aug 9, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      Hallo. The Rheinfall site says that in order to visit the north bank (Neuhausen) it is free and that you only pay for parking your car or, of course, if you take an activity.
      As for the south bank it says about 5 CHF/person entrance fee but no charge for parking.
      Is the 5 CHF an entrance fee to the area of the bank or to the building of Schloss Laufen?
      Actually we would like to have some good free of charge views of the falls and take the boat to the basin. We are not at all interested in the Schloss and if the charge of 5 CHF/per person is for the entrance to the south bank, we will drive straight to the north bank although arriving from Winterthur. Nevertheless as far as I can understand the views are better from the north bank. Any help? Thank you.

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      Transport - Interlaken to Luzern

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      I checked the train routes from Interlaken to Luzern it seem funny that google would give me this route all the time - Interlaken to Luzern via Bern. Is there no direct train from Interlaken to Luzern?

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      Glacier Express or Bernina Express?

      Switzerland Aug 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      If I would only choose to do 1 of the above, which one do you recommend? First time in Switzerland.
      I read in detail reviews of both but could not decide. Also for either of them, do you recommend northbound or southbound in winter time? I am planning for a trip tentatively in November. Thanks!

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    • One day in Locarno area, what shouid I give up?

      by alma27 Online Now Aug 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      I hope my whole Q will show.. Each time I write they are cut in the middle.
      On a 2 weeks trip to North Italy we have a few nights in Verbania on maggiore lake.
      I had in mind spending one day in Locarno area, I think my plan is too hectic; I need your suggestions what to give up…
      Travel from Verbania to Locarno – continue to Verzassca valley, till Sonogno at the end and back – with some stops to tour the valley , but not long walks.
      Then return lo Locarno, go to Madonna del Sasso by funicular or by car (is it possible? Is there a parking?) Continue to Cardada and maybe Cimeta stations, enjoy the view, maybe make short hikes, return to the Church and explore it, then descend to the city and take the Centovalley Train route but do it by car,,,up to Domodossola, and from there return to Verbania.,
      The original plan was to take the train to Sta Maria Maggiore and back, but I read recommendations of doing it by car, easier to stop at any village and tour around without waiting for the train, and in the end returning directly to Verbania. No need to do the way back again to Locarno. The driver is a very good one.
      This whole plan is more than 4 hours by google maps, it might be too much for one day so :
      Shall I give up Verzasca ?
      Give up the Madonna del Sasso or the Cardada (we'll have plenty of funicular and high mountains in Italy)
      Centovalley road?
      If I shall do it , by car or by train…if I choose train I certainly need to cut other places, it will take a cupple of hours.
      Visit Ascona instead of some other place?

      I'm not going to purchase the swiss permit for motorways, so take that in count. (it's not worth for a cupple of hours) I can't go on motorways – and I sure hope I didn't plan a road including them , I thought I didn't.
      The area norther of Verbania Villa Taranto, Cannobio, Santa Ana canyon is for another's day plan.

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2015 at 3:15 PM
    • the Centovalli railway.(Swiss) ...by car?

      by alma27 Online Now Jul 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      I'll be travelling the lakes area and Dolomites in Italy. From Verbania on maggiore lake we had in mind touring a day the Locarno area. Verzasca valley, Locarno - madonna del sasso, cardada, cimetta, and at last do the Centovalli road from Locarno To Sta Maria Maggiore, and then rerturn to Verbania. I thought I had to do it by train...and wait...and go back and forth. Then I read somewhere that it is possible to take that road by car too... .Is this correct? Is it the same view? Is it very hard to drive? or very dangerous? This way it's quicker to see the places on the way without waiting for the train on each stop, and we can travel back from Sta Maria de maggiore and not having to go back again to Locarno . I didn't find it in any book or article, but people wrote they have done this and that it's a good idea. What do you say about this option?

      8 Answers Jul 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM
    • Centovalli rail from domosolla to Lucern via Locarno

      by kottokk Online Now May 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Can I buy FART ticket for Aug 6 2014 online now? When I checked it will only accept the month of MAy

      Domossolla to Lucerne vis Locarno ( FART)

      If I cannot buy ticket, my train from Milan comes in at 2:45 pm and there is a 4 mon walk to downstairs to buy ticket . I have only apprx half hour to walk, buy , and board the next avail train. Will this be enough time?

      3 Answers May 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM
    • snow around mid-April near Locarno

      by 54mass Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Where can we expect to find snow around mid-April near Locarno

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2014 at 7:42 AM
    • Monte Costa or Monte Rasa or Monte Comino

      by 54mass Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Monte Costa or Monte Rasa or Monte Comino

      which one is much better. or is it worth to see all of them in one day

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2014 at 7:46 AM
    • Christmas in Locarno?

      by SurelyNot Online Now Oct 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Hi

      A friend and I would like to spend three or four days in Locarno over Christmas. I've been before, but a friend has told me that restaurants and bars will be closed over this period (24 - 31 December). Is this true? We don't need a huge variety of options but we will need to eat out and hopefully spend night or two in the bars as well as finding B&B within a couple of kilometres of the town.

      Can anyone advise me? Would Lugano or Ascona be better options?

      Thank you!

      6 Answers Dec 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM
    • Vacation Rental in Locarno

      by beejay421 Online Now Aug 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      We are looking for a vacation rental in Locarno, Switzerland close to the center as we use public transportation to explore the area. Does anyone have any recommendations for a vacation flat or condo? If not in Switzerland is there a town in Italy close to the border that would have access to the train line to Locarno. It would wonderful to have a view of the lake.

      3 Answers Sep 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM
    • Recommended travel from Locarno to Verona

      by Myblueginger Online Now Aug 23, 2010 at 1:20 AM

      What is the best way to get from Locarno to Verona during end of September? We are traveling without a car.

      3 Answers Aug 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    • Hiring bike in Camedo and returning at Ponte Brolla

      by rasheric Online Now Jun 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM

      Does anyone know if there are bikes available for kids at the camedo station ? is it a technical ride going to Ponte Brolla ? is the ride on a naroow or eide trail or is it on the road ?

      1 Answer Jun 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    • Getting to Locarno

      by ksk1 Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM

      I am flying to Europe to go to Locarno for a conference.

      Is it easier to get to Locarno from Milan or Zurich? I am interested in train service or other convenient quick method.

      3 Answers Mar 18, 2010 at 6:15 PM
    • Ferry day passes

      by rfrlin Online Now Nov 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM

      My wife and I plan on staying in Locarno in early September, 2010. I can find a lot of general information about ferries, but not much specific about fares, passes, areas. My questions are:

      1- Are there ferry passes available that are good for several of the lakes i.e. Maggiore, Como, etc. ?

      2- Are there passes that are good for the ferries portions of travel both in Italy and Switzerland?

      3-Where can I find info on number of days and costs of the passes?

      4-Any recommendations for traveling to the most scenic spots on the lakes and minimizing car driving time??

      Thanks in advance for info and your time to respond.
      Bob

      4 Answers Nov 7, 2009 at 2:48 AM
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      Centovalli railway

      by pepemorris11 Online Now Aug 25, 2009 at 5:01 AM

      anybody knows the price for the scenic ride from Locarno to Domodossola (hope i got the spelling right). i would like to know the price of a return ticket and the frequency of the trains back and forth. want to do a day trip and be back in Lucarno to explore another little village Ascora (something like that). is it doable? thanks

      6 Answers Aug 27, 2009 at 3:52 AM
    • Name that Statue

      by milesy80 Online Now Jul 23, 2009 at 4:39 AM

      On an all too brief visit to Locarno a month ago, I photographed a large statue near to or in the gardens adjoining the lake shore - and within walking distance of the railway station - and would like to know what it is about and to whom dedicated. It is in grey granite (?) with a Toscanini-like figure apparently reading from a scroll and surmounting a deep plinth, on which are a succession of human figures. I hope this brief description will serve to identify it. My photograph is good and clear but the inscriptions do not seem readable. Thank you.I liked Locarno and my train journey through CentoValli but I doubt I shall much longer be able to travel in Switzerland/Italy

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      Madonna del Sasso

      by JoseAlexandre Online Now Jul 5, 2008 at 3:32 AM

      I would like to visit Madonna del Sasso in Locarno on my way from Bellinzonna to Val Maggia. Does anybody know if we can get there by car? Thank you

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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      Film Festival

      by tunayilmaz Online Now May 23, 2007 at 2:28 AM

      I'd like to attend the film festival in Locarno in August. Can anyone help me to fins very cheap accomodation? I'll only use the place for sleeping since I'll be busy on following the film festival. I ama film critic and I'll be out all days during the fest:) Thanks in adavnce!

      1 Answer May 23, 2007 at 3:42 AM
    • Accomodations in Locarno--July

      by dbasss Online Now May 2, 2007 at 10:45 AM

      Can anyone recommend a good budget B&B or pension in Locarno for July?

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2010 at 9:08 AM
    • bicycling around lago maggiore

      by tonyverebes Online Now Oct 31, 2006 at 7:16 PM

      I want to bicycle anound lago maggiore in june.
      how are the roads ? is there a lot of traffic? is it dangerous? are places to stay easy to find? where can i find a good map of the lake? any info would be very helpful
      Thanks, tony

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      Who knows mountainbikeroutes and walkingroutes near Lago Maggiore?

      by karin_kamphuis Online Now Jul 26, 2006 at 10:24 AM

      Hello,

      We want to do some short (not heavy, we are starters!) mountainbike-routes in the neighbourhood of Cannobio/ Locarno (maximum of 40 kilometers). Does anybody know one? Please let me know how to find them (signs) or send me a roadmap/discription from the tour.

      The same for a walkingtour; we like to do a walking tour to a mountainlake (ice-lake) or on higher mountains to the top. Please let us know if you have tips.

      THANKS; greetings Karin.

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2006 at 12:05 AM
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      Which of the two would be better for a November holiday - Lugano or Locarno?

      by linaks Online Now Jul 23, 2006 at 6:02 PM

      LUGANO or LOCARNO - which of these two is a better choice for holidaying in November ?

      linaks

      5 Answers Sep 14, 2006 at 3:13 AM
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      Campeggio Piccolo Paradiso

      by Sinjoor Online Now Jan 19, 2004 at 9:16 AM

      I've just found out that our climbing club will hold its annual summercamp on Campeggio Piccolo Paradiso near Avegna in the Ticono region of Switzerland. Is there anyone who has been there and has comments on this campground? I've found a site about it on the net but personal insights are always more valuable, I think.