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    • Comments/feedback on my 2 days Appenzell area trip

      Switzerland Nov 7, 2016 at 4:39 AM

      Will be going to Switzerland for 10 days next year in Feb and basically we have planned everything except the last couple of days in Appenzell and would like to ask for your suggestion

      At first, we were going to Ebenalp for the cable car, hike and the restaurant but now we will cancel it because even it is available to go the cablecar, its really no point going up since alot of things are closed such as the restaurant and the covered full of snow, so I guess we will come again during summer next time!

      So therefore, we decided to go to Santis for a night + cable car. Then the next day Honhen Kasten for the cable car + revolving that turns 360 degrees restaurant. Here is the itinerary and please feel free to give me any comments or suggestion!

      Day 8 - Zermatt to St. Mortiz (Glacier Express). Will arrive at 4:30pm, I dunno what excursion we should do, given it will get dark at around 6:30pm anyway. If you can give suggestion what we can do after our arrival to St. Mortiz would be appreciated!

      Day 9 - 7am depart from St Mortiz train station. Arrive Säntis location (requires 5 1/2 hour travel by train/bus). Check-in @ the Santis Hotel around 12:30pm. Then go for cable car (which is basically just next to the hotel), enjoy the mountain nearby, do snowshoeing and fun activities for the rest of the day. Dinner at the hotel/enjoy facility at hotel (walking in the snow outside, spa in the hotel etc)

      Day 10 - Checkout hotel in morning. Head to Honher Kasten for cable car + for lunch @ the revolving 360 degree restaurant. After that, stay around for 1 hour or so. Around late afternoon, go to Appenzell town and walk for couple of hours till dark & shop closed till 6:30pm. Then head back to Zurich at night before taking the flight back in the next day!

      Let me know what you think and its doable!

      Thank you in advance!

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    • Zurich area getaway

      Zürich Dec 3, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Hi Everyone

      My husband and I will this year spend Christmas in Zurich. After Christmas we would like to spend 2-3 days near Zurich enjoying the beautiful Swiss nature, before departing from Zurich airport on December 29.

      We are looking for something in the mountain where we can enjoy the picturesque landscape and the snow. We don't ski but we would like to be able to go for some walks and enjoy the nature.
      We are therefore looking for some advise of which areas we should look for and might even a hotel recommendation?
      We would prefer a nice small hotel in the nature, maybe even with a spa where we can relax.
      Our budget is somewhere around CHF 150-300 per night.

      /Janet

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    • Zurich on Christmas Eve

      Zürich Nov 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM

      Hi, just posted this in the Lucerne forum, but since we are spending Christmas Eve in Zurich I thought it should be posted in Zurich's forum. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

      I am a mom traveling with my three kids, ages 17, 19 and 20. The plan is to take a train from Munich on Wednesday, December 21, arriving in Lucerne at 6 pm. We have a tentative hotel reservation at Hotels Des Alps, but can still cancel with no penalty if anyone had a better suggestion.
      I am slightly overwhelmed at the various options of things to do, and really want this to be an unforgettable experience for the kids. I keep looking at various tours from Viator and other companies to Mt Titlus and Mt Pilatus, but it is still not clear to me which of those two would be more enjoyable for my teen/adult kids.
      We need to end up in Zurich and spend the night there on the night of December 24, Christmas Eve, so that I can take a 7am flight out of Zurich to Barcelona on Christmas morning.

      So here are my questions:
      1. Is Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne a decent hotel in a good location to use as a base for a two days?
      Just thinking one day trip to either Mt. Titlus or Mt. Pilatus, and the other day spent exploring old town in Lucerne.
      Would love suggestions for a restaurant in Lucerne for a nice dinner.

      2. What trip from Lucerne would be a better experience, Mt Pilatus or Mt Titlus?
      Should we book a tour with a company or just figure out how to get there on our own? We would do this on either Thursday 12/22 or Friday 12/23 so I am assuming the restaurants and other attractions at the top would not be closed.

      3. On the morning of Christmas Eve we will take a train from Lucerne to Zurich. So with just one day in Zurich, can anyone suggest what area to stay in and what to do...as in is there a good guided tour of Zurich that would last a few hours, or are we better off just picking a nice hotel in a walkable area and exploring that on our own. Are most of the shops and restaurants closed on Christmas Eve? I would actually like to stay in a nice hotel since it is Christmas Eve, and would love restaurant suggestions for a very nice Christmas Eve dinner in Zurich. So I would love hotel and restaurant and things to do in one day, please.

      I know this a lot to ask but it is getting close and I need help and need to get these thing booked.
      Thank you very much!

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    • Lucerne and Zurich from December 21 to 25

      Lucerne Nov 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

      I am a mom traveling with my three kids, ages 17, 19 and 20. The plan is to take a train from Munich on Wednesday, December 21, arriving in Lucerne at 6 pm. We have a tentative hotel reservation at Hotels Des Alps, but can still cancel with no penalty if anyone had a better suggestion.
      I am slightly overwhelmed at the various options of things to do, and really want this to be an unforgettable experience for the kids. I keep looking at various tours from Viator and other companies to Mt Titlus and Mt Pilatus, but it is still not clear to me which of those two would be more enjoyable for my teen/adult kids.
      We need to end up in Zurich and spend the night there on the night of December 24, Christmas Eve, so that I can take a 7am flight out of Zurich to Barcelona on Christmas morning.

      So here are my questions:
      1. Is Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne a decent hotel in a good location to use as a base for a two days?
      Just thinking one day trip to either Mt. Titlus or Mt. Pilatus, and the other day spent exploring old town in Lucerne.
      Would love suggestions for a restaurant in Lucerne for a nice dinner.

      2. What trip from Lucerne would be a better experience, Mt Pilatus or Mt Titlus?
      Should we book a tour with a company or just figure out how to get there on our own? We would do this on either Thursday 12/22 or Friday 12/23 so I am assuming the restaurants and other attractions at the top would not be closed.

      3. On the morning of Christmas Eve we will take a train from Lucerne to Zurich. So with just one day in Zurich, can anyone suggest what area to stay in and what to do...as in is there a good guided tour of Zurich that would last a few hours, or are we better off just picking a nice hotel in a walkable area and exploring that on our own. Are most of the shops and restaurants closed on Christmas Eve? I would actually like to stay in a nice hotel since it is Christmas Eve, and would love restaurant suggestions for a very nice Christmas Eve dinner in Zurich. So I would love hotel and restaurant and things to do in one day, please.

      I know this a lot to ask but it is getting close and I need help and need to get these thing booked.
      Thank you very much!

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    • Christmas Eve Mass, Dinner, Hotel in Zurich

      Zürich Yesterday

      Thank you for those who had advice about Christmas Eve in Zurich.
      So just a few more questions...

      1. I can't seem to find info online about a mass on Christmas Eve. We are Catholic and only speak English, but would be fine attending any denomination church service on Christmas Eve that is not in English. Perhaps some singing, or a midnight mass, I just need help finding any info.

      2. We arrive at 11 am in Zurich, by train from Lucerne. Will be flying out of Zurich at 7 am on Christmas morning.
      I want Christmas Eve to feel like the most special day of our trip, and therefore this is not a budget day. So I have looked at many hotels, and have narrowed it down to
      Hotel St. Gotthard,
      Hotel Arlene Bein Hauptbahnhof,
      Hotel Bristol,
      Zurich Marriott and
      Dolder Grand.

      Any input or suggestions about which to choose for one night would be appreciated.

      3. I am wondering if all of the shops and restaurants on the shopping streets and old town will be closed since Christmas Eve is a day for families to be together at home?

      4. What restaurant would have a very nice dinner on Christmas Eve?

      With just one short day in Zurich, and trying to fit in a nice dinner and mass, and a little walking around town shopping, I am having a very hard time narrowing down where to stay and to have dinner on Christmas Eve.

      Thank you for suggestions in advance!

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    • things to do

      Lucerne Yesterday

      Can anyone give me a travel trip like what things to do in Luzern?

      - Recommend restaurants

      - Nice budget hotel

      - Etc.

       

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      Train to Zermatt

      Geneva Nov 26, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      I am taking the train from the Geneva to Zermatt. The Switzerland train website indicates that luggage needs to be dropped off at the Geneva, Switzerland train station the night before. Am I reading that correctly?

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    • Contact a souvenir shop

      Zermatt Nov 11, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      How can I get in touch with Hanny's Boutique? I am trying to buy a silver matterhorn charm.

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    • Things to do Interlaken and Lucerne

      Switzerland Nov 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM

      Planning to visit interlaken and lucerne from nov 18 to nov 25 with my 2 year old daughter and wife.Please suggest me with good itenary.

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    • Day trip from Thun to Zermatt

      Zermatt Nov 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      Hi Weather appears okay for a day trip tomorrow Monday 7th nov to Zermatt. We are from Australia and can someone please advise how best we can utilise our day. We are intending to have an early train from Thun.
      Thanks IJ

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    • Oldies' / sixties music for dancing - club

      by shay-law Online Now Jul 23, 2016 at 7:17 PM

      Hello,

      Is there any place around which you can dance with music of the sixties / oldies?

      thanks,

      Avi

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      Best place to get panaromic shot / sunset shot of Chillon

      by tracyskf Online Now Nov 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      What is the best place to get panaromic shot / sunset shot of the Chillon?

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM
    • Lausanne-Geneva Boat Trip

      by Beka2014 Online Now Sep 26, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Hello! Could you please advise on whether it is worth it to take a boat trip from Lausanne to Geneva? Is it beautiful? How long does it take? What are the prices? Thank you very much for your help!

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2016 at 6:29 AM
    • Place de la palud.

      by Kamath2014 Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      Hi read a lot bout this place.please assist me how to go ther from d place de la cathedral.m ther in laussane only from morning till evening.wanna make the best use of the attractions by foot or train.which train or bus do I take and from which point.is the swiss pass applicable for the transport in the towns.......

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2016 at 6:35 AM
    • I am looking for a goood wine shop in Lausanne

      by VladMalt Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 7:38 AM

      Please recommend me a good wine shop in Lausanne

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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      transport

      by LuizaB Online Now Jul 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Hi!
      Can I get a bus from Lausanne to Basel? How much can it cost me? Where can I buy tickets?
      Thanks!

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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      Unireso Train Pass

      by CarolM47 Online Now May 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      I will be traveling between Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne and the Geneva Airport. I have been reading about a regional travel pass called unireso. Is that something I should consider purchasing?

      5 Answers May 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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      Bus Routes

      by CarolM47 Online Now May 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Is there a bus route from lausanne to vevey

      5 Answers May 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM
    • Free parking at Lausanne

      by joanamopa Online Now Apr 25, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      Hi!

      We are considering the option to rent a car so would like to know any place to park free while visiting the city for 4 hours
      Thank you.

      2 Answers May 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM
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      A mediacal trip to Lausanne by December

      by hih1 Online Now Nov 16, 2012 at 11:53 PM

      Hello

      I'd like to know which the nearest airport to Lausanne, I planed to go for a medical trip at Lausanne after 2 weeks, hope to find a good clinic and a good doctor.

      What is the cost of Swiss pass? Is it valid for train and bus all over Switzerland?

      Thank you

      7 Answers Nov 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
    • trip to zurich, lausanne, luzerne

      by siva2012 Online Now Oct 15, 2012 at 6:30 AM

      Hi,
      I am first time traveller to switzerland. Coming to switzerland for official trip (18-22 Nov 2012) to Lausanne. Arriving on 16th late evening to Zurich. planning to see on 17th Nove montreux, chateau de chillion, also like to experience the beauty of swiss alps, mountains and landscape and intended reach Lausanne on 17th late evening.

      Pl. suggest me the best train, train route to get the experience of all these.

      Also between 22 - 24 th nov, planning to cover luzern and other nearby attractions, pl. advice.

      how the weather will be, advice me on the website, which gives weather forecast
      accurately, so that i can change the plan at last moment

      thanks

      Kumar

      2 Answers Oct 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM
    • Train trip from Paris to Switzerland

      by katlauro Online Now Jul 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      Wanting to know what the train trip from Paris to Switzerland is like and what to see - should we stop and get out along the way etc..

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM
    • Gymnaestrada 2011

      by Pompidog Online Now Apr 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      Bon jour. I am attending the 2011 Gymnaestrada in July this year and would like to know if there is a bus from College Grand Pont to the rail statioin? I will be traveling to Paris after the event and would like to know if I can take the bus to the station or, just take a taxi. Your town looks really beautiful and, I look forward to my time there.
      Merci.
      Lisa

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM
    • Moving to Lausanne in January

      by eeuzc Online Now Oct 23, 2010 at 5:33 AM

      Hi,
      I will be moving to Lausanne in January 2011 for doctoral studies at UNIL. Since I will be travelling to Europe for the first time, and that too bang in the middle of the winter I needed some tips on the climate during this time and the clothing I should carry. Moreover, I am coming from India, so I expect a vast change in the temperature I will experience (25deg C in mumbai to about 4deg C in lausanne).

      I am planning to buy a thick jacket or coat and warm sweater (the best I can get here) and do more shopping there if needed so that I dont need to carry a lot luggage. Where can I get winter clothing in Lausanne at low prices, and what would generally be the price range in CHF?

      I look forward to having a great time in Lausanne and Europe!

      4 Answers Oct 23, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    • speaking english in lausanne?

      by ACtravel Online Now Sep 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM

      Hi everyone

      Lausanne looks like such a great place! But if I was to live there, would I need to learn French? Do many of the locals speak English? Id love to learn French anyway but not sure how easy it would be to get by with only english

      Thanks!!!

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM
    • Paris to Lausanne

      by bluelamp Online Now May 17, 2010 at 4:41 PM

      Hi,

      I want to travel from Paris to Lausanne by an overnight coach. Can anyone please recommend me any coach other than Eurolines?

      Thanks

      4 Answers May 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM
    • Boutiques

      by sroger815 Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 2:10 AM

      Please could you let us know the name of the boutique that was called something like Candra Andra and also the large department store beginning with M. Forget so soon and wanted to follow up on web site
      Thanks

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2010 at 4:20 AM
    • An evening and morning in Lausanne

      by PughM Online Now Feb 21, 2010 at 3:40 AM

      I am in Lausanne for just the evening of 25th Fenruary and the following morning of the 26th. I want to see as much as ossible during this time. How can I do this best. Are there any short Lake Geneva trips I can squeeze in? Are there any tours I can join?.I only speak English and limited French - is it easy to get around. Would be grateful for your help.
      Kind Regards
      Moyra

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2010 at 4:10 AM
    • Lausanne To Paris-TGV Reservation

      by Pareshp Online Now Feb 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM

      Hi,
      I am about to buy the TGV reservation (pass holder -I will have eurorail pass) for my journey from lausanne to paris. i am going to do that from Raileurope.com. However i am facing one problem. web site says '1st class Pass 1','1st class Pass 2' etc.I am not sure what is Pass 1 or pass 2 means?
      Could you please advice.
      paresh

      7 Answers Feb 21, 2010 at 6:26 AM
    • Arriving in Lausanne in March 1st week. best options to cover nearby places in 3-4 days

      by mng123 Online Now Feb 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM

      We will be flying in & out of Zurich in March and will be travelling to Lausanne for work. We have 3-4 days of sightseeing and were wondering which are the places we could cover during this time.
      Our 1st cut for the list included Interlaken, Jungfrau, Lucerne.
      Given the winter season, would these places be feasible for 3 days sightseeing in March? Will it be too cold??

      Thanks a ton, Eagerly looking forward for suggestions.

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    • What's fun to do in winter?

      by lovan23 Online Now Dec 9, 2009 at 6:22 AM

      Hey everybody!
      Can someone tell me what's nice to do in winter(coming in at the end of december for 2 to 3weeks)..??
      and ofcourse according to the weather what can u recommend me?
      thnks

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM
    • What is the best way to go from Morzine to Lausanne?

      by pol123 Online Now Nov 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM

      I have a car, is it better to go by train from Cluses, is this quick/cheap, or take the car.

      Thanks

    • Parking outside Lausanne

      by debintrepid Online Now Jun 30, 2009 at 8:02 AM

      We will be meeting friends for one night in Lausanne. Research indicates that Lausanne is not car friendly, so we'd hope to leave the hired care somewhere safe and travel into town and our hotel by public transport. It's all new to us, so any suggestions - parking in suburbs, nearby towns, etc - as to where we could leave the car without it all ending in tears would be much appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    • Parking outside Lausanne

      by debintrepid Online Now Jun 30, 2009 at 7:48 AM

      We will be meeting friends for one night in Lausanne. We'd hope to leave the hired care somewhere safe and travel into town and our hotel by public transport. Research indicates that Lausanne is not car friendly, and I've a few too many hysterical dinner-time stories already about car parking and the extraordinary things it does to blood pressure and to normally polite people's language. Any suggestions - parking garages in suburbs, nearby towns, etc - as to where we could leave the car without it turning into mayhem would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    • Getting to Lausanne

      by crystalxie Online Now Jun 8, 2009 at 1:05 AM

      I am planning to leave China for Lausanne. Unfortunately, these is no direct flight to Launsanne. So I will flight to Zurich instead then to Lausanne by direct or intercity train. My question is how can i get to the Zurich Railway Station(is it called Zurich HB?) from Zurich Airport? iI this is the case,how long does it take from Zurich to Lausanne and how to book the ticket? Many thanks in advance

      5 Answers Oct 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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      Any gameboard shop?

      by gOdOtPm Online Now Aug 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM

      Does anyone know if there's any gameboard/jeux de plateau shop in Lausanne?
      Thank you very much!

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      Luggage Storage Near CGN Ferry?

      by SurfaceTravel Online Now Mar 17, 2008 at 9:44 PM

      We're probably going to take the train from Montreux to Lausanne, and then a taxi (to carry our bag) down to the port to store our bag near the ferry. Is there a place at or near the CGN ferry to store luggage? It would be for a few hours mid-morning on a Monday in April.

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2008 at 9:16 AM
    • Things to do in Lausanne

      by AussieTravellers Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 5:28 PM

      Apart from the lake, what else is there of interest or a "must see" in Lausanne?

      6 Answers Feb 19, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    • Area of hotel

      by StefNg Online Now Jan 7, 2008 at 4:29 AM

      Hi, I'll be staying at hotel Lausanne Palace and would like to find out how enar is the hotel to the city area of the shopping streets. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 8, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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      travel to Lausanne

      by bluejaxx Online Now Jan 5, 2008 at 7:23 PM

      Is there a train station in Lausanne? I am planning to visit friends of the family in autumn of this year and want to know if I can take a train there, or have to fly to Geneva.If anyone has taken a train from Italy (possibley Rome) to Lausanne or Geneva, how much does it cost?

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2008 at 6:44 AM