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    • staying in wengen

      Wengen Sep 26, 2015 at 4:17 PM

      I read somewhere that when staying in wengen, and after paying tourist tax, you get some type of discount card, ? for local travel. Is this true or did I make this up, Kind Regards Cathy

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      Foxtown Outlet Mall

      Cantone Ticino Sep 19, 2015 at 12:32 PM

      Is there leave luggage facilities? How much do they charge and is there a limit of luggage size?

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      Palais des Nations - visiting hours

      Geneva Sep 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

      I checked the official website and below is what I found for a visit in December.
      I am slightly confused as when I tried to book this online - it seem there is option for tour every hour.
      Any idea how this works?

      I am planning a visit on Monday as I will be flying off Tuesday and don't want to miss it.
      How long does the tour takes and are we allowed to go on our own after the tour?

      When can you visit the Palais des Nations?
      From September to March, we are open on weekdays (Monday to Friday) as follows:
      Mornings: 10 a.m. to 12 noon (tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon)
      Afternoons: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

    • one day/night lay over in zurich... itinerary question

      Zürich Yesterday

      I would be reaching Zurich airport 3:45 pm on a sunday afternoon and flying out next morning 9:45 am. I would like to check in a hotel with my luggage and check out Zurich in a day. Ideally i would like to see the touristy places during day time and enjoy the night life during night. I would really appreciate any suggestion to plan my trip.
      I am thinking to using the train/tram for my transportation and would like keep my explorations on safe side

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      Filisur - Landwasser Viaduct

      Switzerland Sep 26, 2015 at 1:44 AM

      I am planning a Bernina Express trip in early December. I plan to stay overnight in Filisur.
      I read about the Landwasser Viaduct Unesco site. How do I get to scenic spot for good photos of the viaduct.
      What are the chances of seeing the trains pass by on the viaduct - is that very regular or rare timings?

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      1 day in Lucerne

      Lucerne Sep 25, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Is 1 full in Lucerne enough to see Mount Pilatus and main sightseeing in the city?

      Mount Pilatus - if I plan to buy the Swiss Travel Pass, is this included? How do I go about - ie what are the public transport to use? How many hours to allocate to see Mount Pilatus?

      As for the city - only planning to see main attractions for photos. What are the ones that I should not miss? Thanks!

    • transportation

      Spiez Sep 14, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      how do i get from train station to hotel riviera

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      Point to point travel

      Zürich Yesterday

      I will reach at Zurich on 13th October and will travel to rapper swill by Swiss train.
      I will take a ticket from Zurich to rapperswill ticket which is 16.00 CHF.
      After reaching in rapperswill i will checkin to hotel .
      In afternoon i will visit from rapperswill to st.gallen in the afternoon same day and the cost of ticket is 12.70chf.

      Could anybody advice me whether i can use the same ticket(16.00chf) from rapperswill to st.galllen.


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      Swiss travel pass discount.offer.

      Switzerland Sep 30, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      i ve used the Swiss travel pass before so i know how it works well--. But my question is can the Autumn 20% discount that is advertised on line, be also purchased on demand at a Swiss rail station ticket offiice ? Thanks.!

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      Day trip in Bern

      Bern Sep 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM

      Hi - what are the must see if I only have a day trip in Bern? =)

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      Albula Train Museum

      Bergün Sep 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      I tried to look up the official site - however it is not in English. I used google translate and found out it is closed on Mondays.

      Other than that, is the museum open the whole year round? I am visiting early December.
      I think I read somewhere that it is closed whole of November - but not sure about this???

      How many hours is required to be able to see this and enjoy this? We are 2 adults but I heard both kids and adults will find this amazing. What are the must do / tips to make this worthwhile?

      Thank you =)

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      Full day Interlaken with Swiss Travel Pass in Dec

      Interlaken Sep 19, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      I came across this however don't quite understand how this works with the Swiss Travel Pass

      - Are all the routes included with the Swiss Travel Pass?
      - What are practical tips - like where should I stop for scenic photos etc?
      - I have a full day in December before returning to Interlaken for overnight stay - hope to get practical tips on how to maximise the day. I am not looking to ski, but mostly sightseeing and experiencing Jungfrau region

      Thank you

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      Sceduling A Tour

      Zürich Sep 19, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      Hi travelers

      i will in my official visit zurich from 13october -23october from which included 5 days are off day(14,17,18,21,23) and remaining 5 days official days.

      i have a big lists of destinations like bern,interlaken ,jungfurjaouch mountain,titlis mount ,rhine falls,st.moriz,zermat,rig mountain, Heidiland,Liechtenstein Mount Titlis, Lucerne,st.gallon, etc

      1.can i cover these places thorugh train in just only 5 days keeping in mind i have to stay in rapperswill which is near to my office ,and every night i have to return to my hotel

      as my off days are not continous.

      2.what is best ticket i can take to cover all this place it better and economical if i travel through travel agency for long places like interlaken and jungfarouch mountain?

      4.can anybody lighten me up for making a tour schedule?

      5.For remaining official days (11am-2pm) can i visit any near by places on the way to zurich from rapperswill for the event hiking,mountain pass,sledging as i will be free after 2pm till 10pm.

      Regretting if i bother you through my questions

      Thanks a ton for helping me out. :)

    • how do I get to St.Moritz from Orio al Serio airport using public transport in February please?

      Saint Moritz Sep 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      how do I get to St.Moritz from Orio al Serio airport using public transport in February please?

    • Swiss in late Oct ?

      Switzerland Sep 8, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Planning on a Trip to Geneva, Interlaken, Luzerne etc for a week from Oct 29th to Nov 5th time-frame.

      Been there twice earlier, but both times in Summer, and fell in love !!

      Wondering how's it in this time frame...last week of Oct to 1st week of terms of cold?

      We live in New York, so know the real cold, but it becomes unbearable here in Jan-Feb and hard to go around....wondering how's Swiss practically in Late Oct-Early Nov time-frame?

      Lot of websites say it's around 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit......but practically how's it going around with 2 kids?
      mainly towns like Geneva and Bern...not much of mountains.

      any advise will be great!


    • Customs at Zurich airport

      Zürich Sep 26, 2015 at 8:08 PM

      when traveling from Hong kong to Zurich with Swiss air and have a onward flight to Copenhagen with Swiss do I need to collect bags and go through customs and is 1 hour enough time to do this

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      Which route makes more sense?

      Switzerland Sep 8, 2015 at 1:44 PM

      Hi I am planning trip to Switzerland in November and I am thinking of flying in Geneva / Zurich, fly out either city or Milan. I have been to Milan previously so this trip will be focusing on Switzerland. This is going to be my first time visiting Switzerland, and hope to cover as much as possible.

      I have technically 11 days 10 nights - and roughly 1 day for each city mentioned below. I have done some research that Bernina Express is better southbound, so below are few options which are basically city sightseeing in the morning and then overnight the same city and depart to next city the next morning.

      Option A
      Fly in Geneva, fly out Zurich
      Geneva - Lausanne / Montreaux - Bern - Interlaken - Chur - Bernina Express to Tirano - Lugano - Bellinzona - Zurich

      Option B
      Fly in Geneva, fly out Milan
      Geneva - Lausanne / Montreaux - Bern - Interlaken - Zurich - Bernina Express to Tirano - back up to Luzerne - Bellinzona - Lugano - Milan

      Option C
      Fly in Zurich, fly out Geneva
      Zurich - Bernina Express to Tirano - Lugano - Bellinzona - Luzerne - Bern - Interlaken - Lausanne / Montreaux - Geneva

      I appreciate views. Thanks! =)

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      Is Brig the same place as Brigue

      Switzerland Sep 18, 2015 at 7:37 AM

      I want Brig Switzerland but Brigue crops up sometimes , it it the same place

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      Day trip in Geneva (fly in Geneva airport)

      Geneva Sep 12, 2015 at 1:13 AM

      I am flying in Geneva early morning, and thought of doing a full day tour in Geneva before heading to Lausanne / Montreaux. I have a few questions!

      1) Transport from airport - I read that there is free transport ticket at the luggage hall out of Geneva airport (within 80 min ride) - is this valid for trip to Geneva only or actually that can be used for transfer to Lausanne / Montreaux directly from airport too?

      2) I would like to visit the Palais de Nations and have checked out tour times - do I need to book the tour in advance (November visit) or can I just walk in and do the tour on the spot for the timings mentioned?

      3) Is it advisable to stay for the night in Geneva or Lausanne / Montreaux? I intend to visit the Château de Chillon the next morning. =) I am aware trains run till late from Geneva to Lausanne / Montreaux, am more concerned about where to leave luggage if I were to do a day trip in Geneva and then head to Lausanne / Montreaux for overnight stay.

      4) Within the day, I intend to see Old Town, visit Palais de Nations, see the Botanical Flower walk (I read CERN is closed for renovation). Is there anything I missed and is recommended? Any good spots for panoramic photos of Geneva?

      Thank you! =)

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      Best country side destinations in Switzerland.

      Switzerland Sep 10, 2015 at 12:11 AM

      Dear All,

      Could you suggest some beautiful country side destinations in Switzerland to travel from Geneva. I'm travelling from India to Geneva in Mid November and looking to explore the country side I can travel in train from Geneva. I'm a budget traveller, so any other suggestions to explore Switzerland would be a great help.

      Thank you so much!

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      point of interest in rapperswill, lucrne,bern

      Switzerland Sep 26, 2015 at 2:00 AM

      good day to everybody!!!
      Great to see here people has expertise in guiding people and happy to be part of here.i will travel to Zurich and land at zurich on 13th oct 12 pm,then i have planned to visit rhine fall and back to hotel in rapper swill.
      i will stay in rapperswill and i will like to visit some nearest places for next 2days (2 or 3 places per day with train travelling time 40-50min from rapperswill as im interested to explore more nearby places than visiting a long distance place like jungfrauch mountain.
      For next 2 days i will visit lucerne , and there are lot of places to visit like titlis , mount pillatus ,mount rigi,hiking,city tour and other any events. is lucerne worth for 2 day or should i make it for 1 day.
      Next 1 day i will be visit Bern and bernese oberland along with gstaad and sannen.
      Could Anybody Help Me Out To :-
      1.Let me know nearby vising spot in rapperswill with 1 hr travelling distance.
      2. Make an event for 2 days in lucerne (where to start what to do and where to finish, where to start hiking walking ,cow festival ,).
      3.To make a event for bern bernese oberland ,gstaad (where to start ,what to do,where to end).

    • Day trip from interlaken

      by Kamath2014 Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      Hi planning swiss in first question is how's the weather.???do I get to see the autumn colours...will be staying in interlaken for three nites.taking a day trip to laussane one day.the next day m thinking of it worth goin to murren for a visit.i love the scenic beauty.m mesmerised seeing all the pics..pls do throw some light into this matter.suggest me if I should take these two day trips or just soak in the weather in interlaken.ur advise would be appreciated......I don't mind skipping any one of these tour if u tell me do so...

      5 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM
    • Time to get from Murren to Zurich airport

      by mtyetti Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      How long does it take to get from Murren to the Zurich airport and what is the earliest time you could leave.

      I need to see what time I would arrive at the Zurich airport to book a flight to Rome


      4 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 12:06 PM
    • Lucerne-Murren Swiss Flexi Pass Day Travel

      by mohit9382 Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Hi All,
      We are in Lucerne and travelling to Murren tomorrow. We will be staying there for 3 days. We have a Swiss Felx Pass for 4 days (non consecutive). We will be validating the pass tomorrow for our travel to Murren. I am aware that it takes around 3 hours to reach Murren from Lucerne. So if we were to make an early start around 8-9AM, then is there something we can visit tomorrow before/after checking in our Murren hotel. This will allow us to maximise the usage of our Swiss pass.
      Also, can you please advise what can we do in Murren for the other 2 days without using the Swiss pass ? For one of the days we have booked a Paragliding experience. We were were planning to hike the village of Gimmewald. Any other suggestions ?
      Appreciate your help.

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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      bike riding

      by MaryK85 Online Now Nov 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      My husband and I are staying in Murren for 3 days next summer. We would like to rent bikes and do the bike trip rick Steves has done out of Murren. It looks fairly easy but I have read that it is not as accurate as it seems............any suggestions? We would like a nice easy ride.

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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      Cheapest train fares in Switzerland

      by cheezecake_deli Online Now May 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      My family and I (two adults and one 5-year old child) are planning a long weekend in the summer in Switzerland. We will be flying into Geneva, spending one night in Bern, and then two nights in Murren in the Bernese Oberland, before departing from Geneva again. I can't figure out the cheapest rail options for this itinerary (Geneva Airport-Bern-Murren return) - there seems to be a plethora of rather confusing half-fare travelcards and inter-regional travelcards! Can anyone help? Thank you.

      1 Answer May 31, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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      Travelling to the Jungfrau region in February

      by jessicax0 Online Now Jan 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM


      Im travelling around Europe and will be staying in Interlaken for a few days mid February. A friend of mine suggested doing the walk from Murren to Gimmelwald which she believes is only 30 or so minutes (which is great cause im not an experienced hiker). Is this type of thing doable considering the time of year? And is there a lot of signage around to point you on the right path?

      Thanks :)

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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      How to travel cheaply in canton of Bern?

      by nedmsp Online Now May 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM

      My wife and I stayed in Murren for about 7 days last year (September 2010), and we checked out most things in and around Interlaken. One thing that gave us the price shock was the public transportation or moving around cost (train, bus, and aerial tramway, funicular). We love Murren and plan to visit Murren again (September 2011) and would like to find out the inexpensive way to move around in canton of Bern, specifically around Thun, Interlaken, Brienz, Lauterbrunnen. Thank you in advance.

      2 Answers Dec 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    • Early travel from Murren to Lauterbrunnen

      by lcraw Online Now Apr 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      We are going to be staying in Murren for several days. On our last day, we'd like to catch the 7:33am train from Lauterbrunnen in order to make our way to Munich. Do the Murren train and Grutshalp cable car run early enough to make that 7:33am train from Lauterbrunnen? This is on a Sunday morning in May. Thank you for your help.

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    • summer trip to Murren

      by abbysmom Online Now May 28, 2010 at 7:04 AM

      My family of 4 plus luggage will be going to Murren for a few days this summer.
      Upon arrival at Interlaken Ost in the late afternoon, I would feel better to be clear on
      how best to get up to Murren. It sounds like there is more than one way. Suggestions?

      2 Answers May 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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      Train Help: Murren to Freiburg

      by JonJon3281 Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM

      Hi there

      I'm looking for help with train travel. I've looked at about a million sites and I'm just so confused :s

      I know I might be too early to actualy book but the info will come in handy soon enough. What I need is what company I should book with and which stop I book from.

      I'm traveling from Murren, Switzerland to Freiburg (im Breisgau), Germany on August 1st. In Murren I'm staying at the Blumental Hotel, Dorfstrasse, Murren 3825 and in Freiburg at the Stadhotel Freiburg, Karlstrasse 7.

      Thanks for the help!

      8 Answers Apr 22, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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      New Ski lifts for season 09/10

      by chrisbrookes Online Now Apr 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM

      They are replacing the old Winteregg Chairlift for a faster detachable 4 seater and building a new 2 seater between the Allmendhubel and the Maulerhubel.

      They are also looking at, if its possible for a chairlift going from Schiltgrat upto Birg ?!?!

    • Swiss Base

      by superranger Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 8:33 PM

      Would Murren be a good place as a base if I want to visit all the major Swiss cities?

      1 Answer Aug 23, 2006 at 1:00 AM
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      Hiking the Murren area

      by Eman Online Now May 9, 2006 at 5:14 PM

      My wife & I will be in Murren from 8 June 2006 to 12 June 2006. Can anyone advise us as the "normal" weather this time of year there? Also how are the hiking trails? Is there still much snow/ice at this time? If so, how high can you climb till until reach snow/ice conditions. Never been there before & can't wait to go!! Any other good hiking tips, etc. Thanks guys & gals!!

      3 Answers May 15, 2006 at 6:00 PM