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    • AMADEUSBAHR's Profile Photo

      New Year 2014/2015

      Geneva Apr 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Border Swiss-France: What is the best place (city) to stay in December 31 ?
      Around Geneve and/or some french cities in the border.
      Thank you in advance.

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      Visiting Basel for one day....

      Basel 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.

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    • swiss pass and tell pass comparision

      Switzerland 2 hours ago

      Read about tell pass in one of the commmunications.and it can be used in lucerne region . We are a family of 4 aged 53,48,23,& 15and we will be staying in lucerne for 5 nights and want to go to mt jungfrouch Rhine falls also mt titlis and matherhorn.can all these destinations will be covered by using tell pass or swiss saver pass with one youth pass and one family card will be abetter option

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    • Break journey in Zurich for 4 days

      Zürich 7 hours ago

      I am planning a break journey in Zurich for 4 days. How can I organize tours possibly to cover some places in Switzerland for about 2 days and possibly around Munich for 1.5 days?

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    • snow around mid-April near Locarno

      Locarno Apr 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM

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

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    • Monte Costa or Monte Rasa or Monte Comino

      Locarno 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

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      Lugano Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      3 adults travelling by bus to menaggio do they allow cases

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    • transportation

      Saint Moritz Mar 23, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      how close is muottas muragl from st moritz

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    • getting to Soazza from Merano Italy by train

      Soazza Mar 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      how do we do that?

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    • Lugano on a Sunday in May

      Lugano Mar 20, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      We are 3 women freinds meeting after 7 years apart. Arrive sunday mid-morning by train and leave monday afternoon. On a budget for hotel and don't like hughe business like hotels but would like breakfast on Monday. Spa life makes talking and sharing hard so that's out. Brunch in a lovely Restaurant on Sunday is a must. With nice weather the Park Civico or Mont Bre? Boat ride? Any Museums open on Sunday? We are all different when it comes to sport levels so hiking is out. Shopping on Monday what else?
      Any suggestions on hotels, activities etc?

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    • Buses between Menaggio and Lugano

      Lugano 21 hours ago

      I hope to travel from Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy to Lugano May 2014. My intention is to travel by bus. While I am aware there are buses between these destinations, I am not sure which bus service does the trips to and from Italy or where in Menaggio or Lugano the buses arrive and depart from.
      Could someone help with this information and the cost for a round trip please?
      Thank you in advance of your help.
      Judith

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    • where to stay near Zermatt

      Zermatt Apr 16, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      As we are fairly dependent on our car I would like to know of a nearby village that we could access by car and try to get some of the Zermatt atmosphere

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    • Lay over visa

      Zürich Apr 8, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      I have to fly through zurich which is a 5 hour lay over , i would not be going outside th airport do i still need a transit visa for layovers in zurich . Im flying to India And carry a indian passport and expired US visa as my status has changed from student to working .

      Thank you

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      Lugano and William Tell Express

      Lugano Mar 25, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      We have three nights in Lugano in mid-May. I had planned two days of walks and maybe a little sailing, but then noticed the William Tell Express. Would it be worth it to spend one day doing the WT as a round trip - or are the views in Lugano somewhat representative of the rest of the trip? We will be coming from Milan.
      Any extra comments or Lugano tips welcome. ps. we are not nightclubbers.

      Thanks

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    • What type of pass or card to buy

      Switzerland Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      We are a family of four (ages : 52, 48, 21 and 15.)
      We are staying in Lucerne for 5 days.
      So what kind of pass should we opt for ? I read that kids get free travel on family card.
      What does flexi pass do ? Etc.
      All this talk about cards and pass is confusing , so could you please advice on what will be the cheapest option for us ? We are staying for a long time so we can actually cover most of it.
      Thank you

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    • Andermatt or Interlaken travelling with a 6 year old and a 1.5 year old

      Andermatt Apr 8, 2014 at 5:09 AM

      we are planning to drive from Switzerland into Italy. Im not sure where to start from Andermatt or Interlaken? Im looking for scenic drives and also want to stay in either Andermatt or interlaken for few days and explore the area, visit local farms, see cheesemaking, Chocalte making etc. Anyone have expeirence in these areas? our next stop will be Lugano/Lake como after switzerland so any routes you can suggest in particular. Which area would be best for scenic drives and to stay in and for kids ?

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    • suggestion for visiting Switzerland in 3-4 days

      Switzerland Apr 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Hey,

      I will be visitng from Italy (Milan) to Zurich with my wife at may 28, 2014.
      My switzerland trip would be of 3 nights stay as follows:

      Day 1: Arrival from milan (Italy) to Zurich at 18:00 hrs by train, night stay at zurich
      Day 2: Visit to Rhine Falls and city tour in zurich, Travel to lucerne and night stay in lucerne
      Day 3: travel from lucerne to engelberg to Mt.Titlis, travel to geneva and night stay at geneva
      Day 4: city tour at Geneva and travel to france (toulon)

      Please suggest how should we plan our journey?
      1- Is it really worth to buy a Swiss pass for 3 days traveling in switzerland?
      2- or should we visit by point to point tickets of trains?
      3- where should we stay in switzerland? zurich or lucerne? we have to stay 3 nights

      if buying a pass is suitable then what other advantages can we get using these passes? advantages like visiting some other places, mountains, museums, trains etc within these 3 days?

      Also, the major attractions we would like to visit include:
      1. Rheinfalls, for which I will be staying in Zurich at night?
      2. Mount Titlis (how should i reach mount titlis from lucerne? the route, trains and tickets ?
      3. Lake Geneva

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    • Wengen in the Summer

      Wengen Apr 1, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      Hi. Just a quick question. Do you think Wengen would be a good place to visit in August with a 5 and 1 year old? So sick of beach holidays and fancy trying something new this year. Thanks in advance!

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    • 1 hour 45 minutes layover

      Zürich Mar 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      Hello,

      I'm travelling from NY, US to Athens,GR (I have a EU passport) with a connection flight though Zurich airport. I have 1 and 45 minutes layover. DO you think is enough, considering the fact that I'll have my 3 year old son with me?

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    • customs time needed

      Zürich Mar 20, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      flying into zurich with SWISS airlines and flying out with another airline to Athens. I have a 2 and a 1/2 hour window between landing and take off will this be enough time?

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    • Visitor Visa of Germany but Arrival to/Departure from Zurich?

      Zürich Apr 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM

      I live in Germany and invited my mother on Visitor Visa. She go the visa in Germany. As I live near to Switzerland in Germany, so it booking the flights to Zurich is more convenient for us.
      My Question is that can she arrive at Zurich and depart from Zurich though she has Visitor Visa for Germany? Or does she need to Land in Germany first?

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    • ferry service

      Küsnacht Mar 31, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      I have been offered accommodation in Horgen and hope that there is a ferry link between Horgen and Kusnacht ?

      Is there a direct ferry or does one change at Meilen ?

      Is it quicker to use the train to Meilen then cross to Horgen by ferry I wonder ?

      many thanks

      David

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    • Staying at Benedictine Monastery (St John's) in Mustair

      Müstair Mar 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      Hello, I was wondering if there's anyone out there that has stayed at the monastery in Mustair. I know they offer 9 rooms as guesthouse but I don't know much else. I'd like to know the following:
      1) what is the room rate per day, are meals included. If not, how far is it from the monastery to get food? Are there grocery stores nearby, if so are they open till late to get dinner?
      2) what are the rooms like? Is there a bathroom (toilet and shower) in each of the rooms or are they shared? If so, how many toilets/shower facilities are there?
      3) what was is it like staying at the guesthouse? ie: noise level (can you hear the other person clear their throat in the other room), security (do each of the rooms have individual locks that are secure), is it OK to go up to nuns and chat with them and do they join you for meals etc?
      4) is it a family oriented environment or would you recommend it for single travelers, especially females?
      5) in what form do you make payments? Swiss Francs, Euro, do they accept credit cards or cash only? Do you have to pay everything up front or down payment? What is the maximum length of stay that is allowed per visit?

      If there's any other tid bits of info that I haven't covered here, I'd like to hear them as well. I know that it may be best to ask the guesthouse directly, but from the official website that I have found, they don't seem to speak English that well. Also, I'd much rather get a first hand account so I know what it's really like. Thank you for any help on this in advance.

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    • Traveling up to Mt Jangfrau

      Interlaken Mar 28, 2014 at 2:16 AM

      I will be travelling to Interlaken on the last week of May. I would like to travel up to Mt Jungfrau. What kind of clothes and shoes do I need to wear at this time of the year?
      Will the plateau still be slippery to walk on?

      Thank you.

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    • is there a train from geneva to Wasserauen

      Wasserauen Mar 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      is there a train from geneva to Wasserauen

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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

      Hi,

      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