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    • loose_motion's Profile Photo

      Exchanging money at Zurich airport

      Zürich Jan 30, 2017 at 8:16 AM

      I ve tried to look up the exchange rates but all the money exchangers at the Zurich airport website link to their parent company . Is it better to take swiss francs from Canada or exchange the money upon arrival at Zurich ? I will need some cash rightaway at the airport but other than that , I can wait until I get into the city and try and get a better rate to get cash for hotel and train tix .
      Is there somewhere to find out the ongoing exchange rates ?

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      Luggage storage at train station

      by Dee22 Online Now Dec 17, 2016 at 1:23 PM

      Hi! Just want to ask if it is possible to store my luggage at the train station in Bern while checking out the city for a couple of hours?

      1 Answer Dec 17, 2016 at 1:52 PM
    • Planning BERN

      by ShariqAtSwitzerland Online Now Jul 21, 2016 at 4:31 AM

      Greetings . We are family of 5 (3 teen age children and 2 adults), looking to visit Switzerland. Pressed on time, do you think one a half day is sufficient to see the highlights of Bern? We have the following plan in place. 1. How doable is this plan? 2. Anything worthy missing? 3. Do you suggest to take something out? 4.Should we factor in any cost for the below suggestions? PLAN: Most scenic WALKS: a. along the banks of the Aare through the English gardens b. Popular Streets: Spitalgasse, Marktgasse, Kramgasse, Gerechtikkeitsgasse c. Major Square: Theatreplatz, Kornhausplatz, Ogre Fountain , Rathausplatz d. Major Bridge: Kirchenfeldbrucke, Kornhausbrucke, Lorainebrucke e. Most panoramic attraction atop Mount Gurten. f. Most obvious place to start walk: from Bahnhofplatz, down the Spitalgasse, under the prison tower, into the Marketgasse, and then on by way of the clock tower and the Kramgasse. From the end of the street, by the Nydeggbrucke (bridge, which gives a really good view down on to the roofs of the old town) either go over the bridge to the bear pit, or turn back through the Junkerngasse, turn let and come back via Rathausgasse. g. Rosengarten

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2016 at 5:33 AM
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      Day trip in Bern

      by tracyskf Online Now Sep 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM

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

      3 Answers Sep 27, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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      Hotel in Bern

      by agathi Online Now Jul 16, 2015 at 3:27 PM

      Hallo my friends. Any idea of a decent budget hotel in Bern? Or an apartment. We are 3 adults arriving by car.

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2015 at 5:05 AM
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      Basel-Bern transportation

      by yavili Online Now Jul 13, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Hi. Do you recommend train or bus to go from Basel to Bern? Trains seem to be pretty expensive! Would bus ticket prices be similar?

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 2:14 AM
    • Shop for Cuban Cigars

      by moidoid Online Now Jun 5, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      Hello - is there a shop that sells a range of Cuban Cigars in Bern?

      4 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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      Restaurant for Families

      by iammon Online Now May 25, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      We (family with two little kids) will be meeting friends from the US (kids as well) for Dinner in Berne or vicinity.
      Any inputs for something that's touristically interesting?
      Thanks for your help!

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      AU$ dollar to Swiss Franks

      by lanef Online Now May 19, 2015 at 8:41 PM

      If I have Australian dollar notes with me, is it easy to find a money changer or a bank to change the Australian currency to Swiss currency in Bern? Thanks

      3 Answers May 23, 2015 at 4:43 AM
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      Airport > Hotel

      by lanef Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 5:24 AM

      How much roughly a taxi would cost from Bern airport to Hotel Landhaus Altenbergstrasse 4, Bern.

      2 Answers May 11, 2015 at 3:30 AM
    • 4 nights in Bern

      by baliemotion Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      We are Balinese (a couple) hot island (all year from 24-35 degree C), we will be in Europe for experiencing the snow. We will be arriving in Bern in February from Aix-En-Provence. Our plan is to go to Jungfraujoch for 1 day also Tobboging if possible? How do I reach to the top of Europe?
      2nd day : Bric and Gruyere for chocolate and cheese, it will be fine with trains.
      3rd day : I don't know yet what to do, any recommendation?
      4th day : depart to Milan.

      All your information will be considerated.

      2 Answers Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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      Christmas eve church service

      by TeresaW10 Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM

      Do you recommend a church for a Christmas eve service in Bern?

      1 Answer Dec 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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      Pls. recommend a place for skiing - First time in Bern

      by rfra0000 Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 4:13 AM

      Hello, please recommend a place for skiing (beginner) which is near the city in Bern Switzerland. Also is it open until March? How far is it from the city going to the destination (2 hours, 3 hours, etc)? What should I take, a bus or train? (If you can give instructions or information that will be great).

      Thank you and hoping to get a reply from you guys.

      4 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 5:06 AM
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      First time in Bern

      by rfra0000 Online Now Oct 5, 2013 at 5:40 AM

      Hello, next year probably around March 2014 (2nd week or 3rd week) or May 2014 (2nd or 3rd week), I'll be visiting Bern. With that, can you give me tips like (1) What type of clothes should I wear since I think it's still cold at that time -during March (is it trench coat, bubble jacket, etc), what about during May (2) If I want to travel at one landmark to another should I go for bus or train and how much usually are the costs, for instance from Rose Garden to Einstein House or from Cathedral of Bern to House of Parliament. (3) Where are the best place to eat (I prefer near the landmarks/attractions) (4) Food recommendations and prices - it's okay if not exact price (5) Good hotel place with cheaper price if you know any name/s, please specify location too. If I missed some questions you may add other tips as well.

      Thank you so much and hoping to get a feedback from you guys! :D :D :D

      3 Answers Oct 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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      by blume2013 Online Now Aug 13, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      Having a small intimate civil wedding ....can anyone help me ? I am trying to find a hotel...grotto or somthing where I can do an after wedding aperitif and snacks for eating where the people will set up a couple of tables really nice with flowers .........would like it to be in the malcantone area of Ticino......pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help with your ideaskind regardschristina

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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      Hippy dress

      by blume2013 Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      where can I find hippyish clothes ? I live in Bern... ..looking for long hippy dresses or oriental long dresses? helpppppppp need one for a wedding.....

      7 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 3:30 AM
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      4 Days in Bern

      by EasyMalc Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 2:45 AM

      We will be spending 4 whole days in Bern in September. Apart from the city itself we would like to visit some places within comfortable reach. There seems to be so many places to choose from that I thought I'd ask for expert advice.
      The Jungfrau Railway seems a fair trek and expensive but it would be good to get up into the mountains. Then there are the lakes as well some interesting towns. Such a lot to do in such a short space of time which is why I could do with some guidance.
      Bearing in mind that I haven't got deep pockets any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

      8 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 2:44 AM
    • Barenpark

      by joanamopa Online Now May 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM


      I am not sure if have heard there is an free elevator from the River (near Barenpark) to the Cathedral. Am I wrong?

      Could anybody tell me if bears at Barenpark have been moved to Historical Museum? If not, is there an specific timetable to see the bears at Barenpark, I mean, is it possible to see them at 20:00 p.m. next Friday?

      Thank you. Regards.

      8 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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      Somewhere for 13 people for 1 night in summer in western switzerland

      by Mark_Lester Online Now Dec 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

      I am organizing a railathon round Europe, 23 capitals in 16 days by train, and some other stuff. Unfortunately, despite 18 months preparation, it's just become 17 days. The Elipsos sleepers, out of Zurich and Milan, to Barcelona have been cancelled.
      So I need to find beds for 13 of us for a night in western Swiss. I've tried the City Hostel in Geneva and Glocke in Bern, and both told me they cant take me. Hostels dont like large bookings for 1 night in summer. We will be in Zurich for 18:15. Zurich is a bit too east for us. The following day I want to go via Lyon, for the finest train picnic of the entire route, and onto Limoges to get the only remaining sleeper into Spain.
      There are two reasons I want hostels, Firstly it's cheaper of course, but also, if we are all in double rooms I would have to go round waking everyone up.
      There's another more drastic option. At the start of the day we will wake up in Milan on a sleeper from Rome. I dearly want to take everyone over the Bernina, in open top carriages, which I consider the best railway ride there is, anywhere. But we could just get the Simplon and be in France in no time, but then we loose almost all of Switzerland, which is a bit dumb if we are doing the ultimate European railway trip.
      I guess we are all going to have to join the YHA (though if we do, for the extra we could just as easily get rooms in a cheap hotel).
      This is a vague and difficult question to answer, but any input most welcome.

      The Great Circular European Railway Challenge

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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      Hotel Wilhelm Tell - Anyone out there with a Review?

      by dragonflylt Online Now Feb 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

      I am down to my 6 days before getting to Bern and we are still going back and forth between hotels! Can someone please provide recommendations for this hotel:

      ? I don't see any reviews in the forums - your feedback is greatly appreciated.
      Thank you!

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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      by Gusknust Online Now Jan 28, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      Hi, everyone! I'm from Rio de Janeiro and will be visiting Bern this March. I was wondering if anyone could help me getting around in the city. I'll be arriving at the Belp airport at night and my hotel is on Weihergasse. If I take the bus from the airport, where should I get off and what means of transportation should I then take to get to Weihergasse?
      Another question. I'll leave for Lyon from Bern and have checked fares with Rail Europe. However, I found out the site charges 40% the price of shares for my reservation. Is that practice and it gets this expensive anyway if I decide to buy the tickets once in Bern or they are charging it because I'm in Brazil and buying it online from here? I just don't want to be a sucker and waste money I would gladly spend shopping in the city.
      Thank you guys!

      13 Answers Feb 16, 2012 at 6:57 AM
    • Fondue vs Raclette

      by Redang Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 12:02 AM

      Hi there:

      Two questions:

      - Which one would you choose?
      - I've read some tips, but, could you suggest a good restaurant (I prefer not too expensive)


      12 Answers Jan 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM
    • Hotel recommendations

      by krarms Online Now Nov 12, 2011 at 2:48 PM

      We are interested in staying in central Bern over the New Years. 3 stars or higher and within walking distance to trains. We have scanned many of the hotels in the area, and are just looking for any recommendations or experiences you may have. We would like to stay at 200 USD or less nightly. Regards!

      5 Answers Nov 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM
    • B&B at Bern

      by jayanthiv Online Now Aug 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      Can anyone suggest a safe and good B&B accomodation at Bern, apart from

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2011 at 5:44 AM
    • Local transport

      by srivastava Online Now Apr 27, 2011 at 9:28 AM

      What is the operation time for local transport? I would reach Bern railway at 23:30 on a Sunday and would like to take tram 9. Will it be running at 23:30? I googled but didn't find the answer.

      1 Answer May 4, 2011 at 2:06 AM
    • Self Catering Accom in Bern ?

      by talleyvalley Online Now Feb 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      Hi Everyone, We are an Australian couple planning to spend a week in Bern in July. Does anyone know of any self catering accom? We have just spent 2 full days online & so far have only come up with one appartment.
      We are coming to Bern to meet our new Ganddaughter who was born early Jan & dont really fancy spending the whole week in a hotel.
      Thanks for your input. Regards, Pam & Fred

      6 Answers Feb 6, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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      Bern for 1 day in March

      by Stimming Online Now Jan 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      Hi there!

      I'm from Fortaleza, Brazil, and I'm planning a trip to Europe in March, and I should arrive in Bern from Frankfurt little before midnight on the 6th and will stay there only one day.
      I have a few questions on the city, and I hope they aren't too much:

      - First of all, how will weather be by that time of the year? Is the city really worth visiting in that weather? What should I wear?
      - what's the cheapest way of getting from the main train station to a central area in the city?
      - I would need a cheap place to stay... what would you recommend? Good location and bed & breakfest, please. =)
      - Is it possible to see the best of the city in one day? What is worth seeing and how can I move around in the city? Are there guided city tours or something like that? Are they expensive?
      - Cheap places to eat decent food?

      - Can anyone give me prices in general, like how much a person would spend in a day there, in a cheap travel. I really don't know what to expect.

      - Further tips and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks a lot in advance! =)

      Best greetings!

      11 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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      Market Day on 7/31?

      by RachelFersh Online Now Jul 5, 2010 at 12:43 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      We have a few days in Bern are eager to experience a big Market Saturday. Does anyone know if it will be changed or canceled because apparently it's a holiday weekend?

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    • No apartments to rent in Bern!?

      by leonp Online Now Jun 25, 2010 at 3:21 PM

      Hello, guys.
      One full day I was browsing the Internet searching for an apartment in Bern for 2 weeks - our first trip to Switzerland. The total number of suggested apartments was about 5-6. Almost all were studio.

      During last 15 years we travel and stay in apartments all over Europe without any problem. Each big city (not to mention capitals) suggests hundreds of apartments of all kinds.

      Now, from the situation in Bern I conclude one of the following:
      1. I do not know how to search in Bern (most probable).
      2. Bern is not enough interesting city to stay in it for more then a day or two.
      3. Swiss national habits are very different.

      I shall be thankful to Berners for any comment/explanation/hint.
      Best Regards

      4 Answers Feb 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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      any mosques?

      by lithuaniandiamond Online Now Aug 13, 2009 at 8:33 AM

      hi guys!
      are there any mosques in Bern? and if there are any, does anybody know visiting possibilities?

      BEst wished aus Litauen,

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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      Places to visit in Bern?

      by Divcha Online Now Jun 4, 2009 at 8:41 AM

      Will be travelling to Bern at the end of June on business.
      As I won't have much of free time would like to visit places that really worth visiting in Bern.
      Could anyone local recommend me something?

      11 Answers Jun 23, 2009 at 3:55 PM