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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.)

    • travelling in jungenfraujoch

      Switzerland Sep 6, 2015 at 12:27 AM

      I am 75 years old and my wife 66 years. We are planning a visit to Europe in Aprl/May 2016.
      My health is okay.I have Liver cirrhosis and am managing with medication. I like to include Switzerland sites for visit. Is it alright if I go along in a group tour ?

    • train fares

      Sion Sep 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I require a return ticket from basel to sion
      What is the cheapest method and cost
      Advance ticket required?
      Thank you

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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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      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!


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      More time in Lugano or Bellinzona?

      Bellinzona Sep 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      Hi, I read about the castles in Bellinzona - there are 3.
      Is it possible to see all 3 in one day or should I select 2 out of 3? Which ones?
      Are they within walkable distance to each other as I ready they are all in city centre?
      Helpful tips appreciated!

      Are there much to see in Lugano or should I spend more time in Bellinzona?

      Thank you!

    • 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).

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      Bernina Express (Tirano to Lugano)

      Switzerland Sep 6, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      Hi, I am planning to take the Bernina Express in November. I have posted a question before and there is a lot of information on the part from Chur to Tirano which I find online / forum replies.

      I can only find limited information on Tirano to Lugano, hope someone can help:
      - Is this route via bus? Does the bus run in winter time?
      - Schedules / information would be helpful

      From Tirano are there any direct train to Lugano without going down south first?

      Any practical tips would help.
      Thank you!

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      by agathi Online Now 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.

      5 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 11:26 PM
    • Schaffhausen

      by nhulunbuya Online Now May 1, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      I'm sure I've read somewhere that a day ticket costing CHF5 is available for Schaffhausen buses. Does anyone have information on this and the area covered?
      Thank you.Andrew

      5 Answers May 1, 2015 at 5:31 AM
    • Gluten free Frustration

      by emilygamache Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      We have just relocated to Schaffhausen and I am struggling to find gluten free restaurants and cafés including ice creams. Everything seems to have a gluten spice called aromat. Can you help me? My email is
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    • Day trips from Zurich

      by bc0001 Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      I am a photographer, so I am interested in finding day trips departing out of a Zurich base - in any direction. Have a SW rail pass, so should probably take advantage of that! :) Also considering one overnight trip into Austria. Have been to Innsbruck previously.

      Castles are nice but probably looking more for wine or lakes, etc. Have done numerous castle ventures.


      1 Answer Jun 3, 2014 at 10:56 PM
    • Travel from Zurich Airport to Rhinefall

      by kkoo Online Now Jun 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      I have to travel from Zurich Airport directly to Rhinefall & back to Airport, Need to know quick way to travel, see the Waterfall & back.
      What is the cost of rhinefall boats , train , bus.
      Can we keep our travel bags in the Airport with the Authority.

      6 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM
    • Rhine waterfall

      by Lenalch Online Now Sep 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM

      I am travelling from freiburg, Germany to Rhine waterfall (schaffhausen train station). What are other transport do I need to take and accessible to the rhine waterfall. Also, it is difficult to get locker for luggage as I onward to interlaken on the same day.

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2010 at 1:50 AM
    • Bus route from Schaffhausen to Titisee and back

      by Tapabrata Online Now Mar 10, 2010 at 4:54 AM

      I am planning to be in Schaffhausen for a day and continue to go to Titisee and come back. Can you suggest whether there is a bus route to Titisee ?

      Regards/ Tapa

      5 Answers Mar 11, 2010 at 12:22 PM
    • luggage storage

      by Daveearlwatson Online Now Sep 28, 2009 at 4:33 PM

      Is there a location near the station to store ones luggage for the day..?? Understand that some train stations have luggage cabinets but cannot find any information on this station. Thanks Dave
      Schaffhausen Switzerland

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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      Boat ride to Stein Am Rhine

      by pabrams52 Online Now Jan 27, 2008 at 3:10 AM

      I'm aware that the distance from Schaffhausen to Stein Am Rhine is not too far (approx. 10 miles, I believe) and would like to know more information about taking a boat ride to that location (where to catch, cost, reservations, etc.). Any and all detailed information would be appreciated. Planning for visit this May.


      2 Answers Jan 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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      by deniz666uk Online Now May 24, 2007 at 10:28 AM

      has anyone stayed at the camp site in schaffhausen i fso what is it like???

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      My family name is Scaffhausen

      by mandocurler Online Now May 10, 2007 at 1:16 PM

      I have been drawn to Schaffhausen for a long time. My Grandparent's name was Schaffhausen. So anyhow, we are taking my mom to Schaffhausen and I am looking for any tips that may help us trace our family ties in the Schaffhausen region.

      Thank You

      1 Answer May 10, 2007 at 2:31 PM
    • rheinfalls and?

      by A_Ray Online Now Mar 21, 2007 at 8:49 AM

      We will visit Karlsruhe in easter.From there we plan to visit rheinfalls and come back to karlsruhe on the same day.Can any body suggest what else we can do after seeing the rihne falls? Is there any other place or town nearby worth visiting? We would enjoy the natural beauty more than museums ,historical places etc.

      One more thing is, how can we reach rehinfalls ?is there any walikg trail along the the river side from any railstation?
      Thanks a lot in advence
      A Ray

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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      Any Info Welcome

      by Robin_Linda Online Now Feb 5, 2005 at 6:40 AM

      Good VT people, I am, afraid to say, writing one of those postings that I, myself, find rather difficult to answer: that is, the ones that rather vaguely ask about a location (Examples: "What should I see in Europe in 3 weeks?", or "Where should I go in Amsterdam in 3 days?"). But, I am being sent to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on Feb 21 for a day of work, and plan to extend my visit for a few days. My business dealings, I assume, will be a bit out of the town itself (DSM, for those who are familiar with it), and not having time to research the area as much as I would like to, I would like to ask the proverbial 'vague' questions: Is there a hotel I should definitely book? What should I NOT miss (other than the waterfalls ;-).. etc., etc.,. I am taking a look at the existing pages, but would like to hear anything from anyone who has been to this town, which according to what I have seen, appears to be a lovely place to spend a few days. Best Regards, Robin Linda

      2 Answers Jun 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM