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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 ?

    • Swiss Travel Pass Query

      Switzerland Jan 24, 2017 at 11:01 PM

      I will be arriving to Zurich and taking the train to Lucerne after arrival. I will be in Lucerne for about a week, including day trips. From Lucerne I will be travelling to Colmar in France.

      My question is - if I buy an 8 day Swiss Pass does it include the travel from Zurich to Lucerne, all the day trips from Lucerne and the Swiss train travel part on the way to Colmar (till Basel)? I'm just asking because i understand that not all routes are included in the pass and I don't want any surprises.

      Thank you

    • Lauterbrunnen

      by PaolinaD Online Now Jun 8, 2015 at 1:42 AM

      Hi - We are going to be in Lauterbrunnen from 4 - 9 July, 2015. Can you suggest what sort of winter clothing we should bring with us, especially as we are hoping to go up the mountains surrounding Lauterbrunnen?

      Many thanks

      7 Answers Jun 9, 2015 at 4:28 AM
    • Driving from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen

      by Travelbug53 Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 8:52 AM

      We plan to drive from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen on September 9th, 2015. Please give advice on route options. Which is the most scenic route? Thank you.

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2015 at 1:48 PM
    • What is the best route to drive from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen

      by Travelbug53 Online Now May 29, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      What is the best route to drive from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen

      4 Answers Jun 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    • Lauterbrunnen to Munich

      by Tondood Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Best way to travel from Lauterbrunnen to Munich ?

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM
    • Train Travel

      by Tondood Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      We are travelling from Paris to Lauterbrunnen in April 2015 for 3 nights and then on to Rome, what is the best method of transport and what are the costs like ?


      11 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    • Late November in Lauterbrunnen - Advisable?

      by FeliciaH5 Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      We are heading to Europe for our honeymoon. Switzerland is part of the itinerary. Just wanna check if I can still see the Staubbach fall in late November? I am heading there from Milan and plan to spend 5hours there (12-5pm). I read many reviews that during this time of the year it is pretty dark there? It was said that most shops and hotels are not open too. Is it true?

      Just wanna know if it is worth to dropby. My main purpose is the Fall. I too understand from some people that the Trummelbach will be closed by then. Sigh. Is there any other thing we can do there. Orelse i will keep the visit short and head of earlier to Lucern.

      10 Answers Jul 16, 2014 at 5:12 AM
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      Weather in august

      by Jolovestravelling Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      How cold does it get in august just trying to organise what to lack for two days in lauterbrunnen and will be doing the rain ride too to junfrau

      6 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 3:30 AM
    • How do you get here?

      by Jamez Online Now May 11, 2014 at 2:45 AM

      Hi V'ter's,

      I've read so much about Lauterbrunnen and I'm going to visit!

      What is the nearest large city and do you generally get there by bus or train? Also, how many hours does it take?

      Thanks in advance, Jamez.

      7 Answers May 13, 2014 at 5:07 AM
    • A plan for one day in Lauterbrunnen valley

      by ruben__ariel Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      Me and my wife will be in Switzerland the last week of May. Luzern will be our base. We want to go one day to the Lauterbrunnen valley. We are planning to get to Lauterbrunnen bahn around 10:30 (leaving Luzern around 8:00), then will go in train to Wengen, stay there about an hour and take the cable cab to Männlichen. From there, we want to hike to Kleine Scheidegg and take the train back to Lauterbrunnen. Then by furnicular to Grütschalp and train to Mürren. Then a walk from Murren to Gimmelald by easy path (not via Ferrata) and then descent with (cable car?) to Stechelberg. From there to walk or take the bus to visit Trümmelbach Falls and then bus back to Lauterbrunnen/Luzern. Do you think that this is too much for just one day? We don't want to rush.

      7 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM
    • Book in advance?

      by beckyandferg Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      I am travelling from Lauterbrunnen to Rome on the 15th of May, do I need to book in advance or should we just book once we are there?

      7 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM
    • one day in lauterbrunen with 1.8 baby

      by wolfgang-amadeus Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      will visit swiss for 10 days in the next june. sleeping in iseltwald.
      one (sunny) day will dedicated to lauterbrunen area.
      the plan: driving in the morning to lauterbrunen and leave the car at the parking for all day -
      cable car from lauterbrunen to grutshlap - walking from grutshlap (through murren) to gimmelwald (we are with a stroller for the baby), with the cable down to stechelberg (or maybe i will walk down and my wife with the baby and the boogie will take the cabe-car.
      from stechelberg - walk back to lauterbrunen with visiting trumpelbach falls in the way
      is this programm make sense for one day with a stroller?

      5 Answers Nov 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
    • Which airport to fly into from USA to reach Lauterbrunnen?

      by khogan Online Now Oct 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      Which airport should I be flying into to get to Lauterbrunnen? Also, is it possible to see Lauterbrunnen and travel all the way down to Florence, Italy (and have time to see Florence) in 10 days? I watched a video of a train ride in Lauterbrunnen that I can't get out of my head. It was a railway teetering on a cliff in a majestic valley. I want to add Lauterbrunnen into our Italian journey...but am I trying to do too much? Thank you!

      11 Answers Nov 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
    • camping jungfrau

      by godsell Online Now Jul 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      I am considering a holidaying in Switzerland, Sept, 13 for 1 week and have found a flight with a low cost airline to Geneva. I am on a budget & have heard Switzerland is very expensive, hence the campsite in Lauterbrunnen would be ideal. Can anyone advise me the best way of travelling to the region from Geneva & which rail card would be the most cost effective, also the journey time would be useful. Any feedback would be good, thanks

      3 Answers Jul 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM
    • Ticket for jungfrouch/ journey to basel from lauterbrunnen

      by nurmardhiya.abdrahim Online Now Jun 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Hi all
      Need help, for ticket to top of europe, should i buy earlier? My trip on 6sept 2013. How about train to basel.? Is it ok to buy on the spot?

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2013 at 12:08 PM
    • Out from lauterbrunnen to basel for a flight and to lauterbrunnen from paris by train

      by nurmardhiya.abdrahim Online Now Jun 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      Hi, i need some advice. I want to go to lauterbrunnen from paris. Is it ok to reach lauterbrunnen by 8 -10 pm? I want to check in at camping n backpackers site. Is it easy to get taxi? Or bus?

      On 7 sept, or 8th i plan to get plane from bern or basel. Want to but tics 8.00 am in the morning. Is it easy to get train, taxi or bus??

      Need advice. Thanks

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM
    • Where to stay in lauterbrunnen?

      by nurmardhiya.abdrahim Online Now Jun 15, 2013 at 4:30 AM

      I plan to go for 2 nights and wonder which /where to stay the best. I plan to go to top of Europe. i travel from paris to lauterbrunnen.

      Need your advise. thanks.

      My travel will be on 5th and check out 7th or day after. really appreciate your help.

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM
    • Winter jacket or normal autumm jacket ( wool ) should b enough?

      by nurmardhiya.abdrahim Online Now Jun 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Should we bring the winter jacket to lauterbrunnen? We are planning to stay there for 2 night in sept, 5. N what to go to top of europe. Appreciate you guys opinion

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Jun 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM
    • Train from paris to lauterbrunnen

      by nurmardhiya.abdrahim Online Now May 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      Hi, need advise. Should we book train early from traveling from paris to lauterbrunnen? My trip planned on aug. anyone can help?

      4 Answers May 10, 2013 at 4:27 AM
    • Weather/What do do

      by belbel86 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      Is it suitable to Visit here in 4th November this year for 5 nights?

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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      Lauterbrunnen valley view in late October

      by phingy Online Now Mar 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      Hi guys,

      I'm planning on a 2 night trip to lauterbrunnen on 20 October and was wondering how is the view at the valley and of the mountains during that time?

      It would be great if there are some greenery couple with snow at the mountain tops.

      I'll also be taking the mountain rail to jungfrau one early morning. Any idea how's the weather during that time as well?

      Appreciate your advice! THANK YOU!!!!

      3 Answers Mar 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
    • Train travel between Munich and Lauterbrunnen

      by activewalker Online Now Sep 18, 2011 at 12:58 PM

      I will be traveling shortly to Lauterbrunnen from Munich. I am having great difficulty finding train information that is easy to understand. I will be traveling one way on a Sunday. Can anyone help me out. There will be 4 travelers all together. Thanks

      1 Answer Sep 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM
    • from Lauterbrunnen to Roma airport

      by lazywall Online Now Jun 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM

      My younger brother is leaving from Lauterbrunnen to catch an aeroplane at Roma airport at 12:40 (noon). I am finding a suitable and the safest way for him to travel alone to get there. He got a Eurail pass and thus I am thinking of taking the train to Roma Termini and then change to Leonardo Express. However time is an issue and I thought that it’s only possible for him to go by night train, as I think he needs at arrive at Roma Termini in the morning say 9 to 10am.

      1) I have obtained a schedule from the SBB website. I can see that it involves several changes of station. However, the transit time for some station is only a few minutes and I am concerning what happens if he failed to get onto the next train. Does that mean the subsequent schedule cannot be catched up? Does this happen often? What steps does he need to take during the transit, is it simply walking to the corresponding platform of the next train or he needs to buy ticket/show his pass/check in. (P.S. he’ll be with a big suitcase…) What could I/he do to facilitate the changing between different trains?
      2) Is it safe for him to go alone by night train? Will there be quite some other people or it’s usually just a few? What could he do in case of emergencies?
      3) I saw that the night train need to be booked in advance. So how can it be done? Does he need to do it by himself or I can do it via the internet? Does he need to pay extra fare even if he got Eurail pass with unlimited flights?
      4) I am also concerning the time took for him to change to Leonardo Express at the Roma Termini. Is it within the same station that he’ll get off the train at? Where can he get the ticket for the Leonardo Express? Does he need to pay extra fare or does the Eurail pass also covers the fare? How long does it usually take to do this transit, and also walking to the airport after getting off the Leonardo Express?
      5) In the end, is there an alternative to the plan of going by night train? I am thinking of getting him a hostel near the Roma Termini? Is there one and do you have any other suggestion?
      Sorry that it may seem lengthy but I have never been to Europe, and it’s his first time to get there and he’s still in high school…

      4 Answers Jun 22, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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      Lauterbrunnen, Rome, Venice and beyond...

      by Alannon Online Now Mar 29, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      I have purchased a flight that lands in Rome on the 19th of June and departs Munich on the 4th of August. I have yet to book any lodging for the trip yet and am currently trying to plan the order in which I will visit each city. My original plans were Rome to Venice to Innsbruck, however, that was before I stumbled upon some photos of Lauterbrunnen. I would like to fit Lauterbrunnen into my itinerary but am not sure which order would be most ideal (Rome to Lb to Venice or Rome to Venice to Lb).
      After Rome and Venice, I was initially planning on travelling to Innsbruck then Berchtesgaden (day-trip to Salzburg)and ending in Munich. With the addition of Lauterbrunnen, I am not sure my former itinerary would make the most sense. I am open to other suggestions as well, so any input would be helpful. Thank you for your Time :)

      9 Answers May 14, 2011 at 8:24 AM
    • Train Lauterbrunnen to Rome

      by stin.7 Online Now Dec 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM

      I've already checked website and I couldnt find any night train, I want to spend the day and travel in the evening in april, but all the trains after 6pm last 12 hours to reach rome.. is there any faster train?
      thanks in advance!!

      11 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 7:16 AM
    • Best route in and out Lauterbrunnen from Venice

      by Jessise Online Now Nov 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

      A group of us (8 seniors in early 60s) plan to take a train from Venice to Switzerland and spend 5 nights in Lauterbrunnen late May next year. We are open to stay an additonal night in Lucerne on our way in or out, or a night in Milan or Lugano to break the journey to fit in our plan. While in Lauterbrunnen we want to see Wengen, Murren and do some light trekkings and go to Jungfraujoch if the weather is fine. We will be getting a Swiss saver flexi pass (pl advise no. of days). We can fly home from either Milan or Venice (late afternoon flight). Appreciate if someone can show us the best way to travel in and out of Lauterbrunnen so that we can fit in the scenic train rides esp the Bernina Express route and the Golden Pass to or from Montreux.

      7 Answers Nov 28, 2010 at 6:51 AM
    • which hotel?

      by duxton Online Now Sep 6, 2010 at 5:27 AM

      which hotel?

      Thank you on the advice to stay in Lauterbrunnen instead of Interlaken.
      This i will my question is, should i stay at Schutzen hotel or Silberhorn hotel?
      Which ever hotel i choose, im after a balcony with a view, would i get this with a standard room, or do i have to pay more for a superior room to get the view?
      Has anybody stayed at these hotels?, please share your opinion.

      4 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM
    • nalahacjr's Profile Photo

      Free map to interested hiker!!

      by nalahacjr Online Now Aug 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM

      My wife and I just got back from a month long trip to Europe. One of our stays was in Lauterbrunnen at a camping there for about 8 nights. We hiked all over and bought a map of the area while we were there. It says Wengen/Murren at the top but covers a lot of the surrounding area. It is a 1:40,000 Wanderkarte map. Anyway, I meant to leave it at the campground for someone to grab, but it managed to make it into our bag and back to the States. I think it was like a 12 swiss franc map. If someone would like it, they can have it. All I ask is they send me a few bucks for shipping, but then it is yours! Gorgeous area - happy hiking!!

      - Ryan

      1 Answer Mar 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM
    • accomodation

      by destiny8989 Online Now Aug 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      1)If you arrive late in Lauterbrunnen and you don't have a reservation-do they have a policy to accomodate you ?(emergency type of thing...)
      2)If you have friends having an accomodation already -can you slip on a matress/foldable bed in their room? is it permitted?

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2010 at 9:22 AM
    • Holiday Apartments to rent

      by arnyt2 Online Now Jul 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM

      Can anyone recommend a mid range apartment to rent in Lauterbrunnen. Having just returned from staying in Interlaken and visiting the area which is absolutely beautiful are looking to stay in the area again next year but rather than a hotel are looking for an apartment. Hotel would be the last resort. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance. Tina

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 12:54 AM
    • Reduced Fares for Family of 6

      by mannfamily Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM

      Hi, Currently spending 3 days in Lauterbrunnen. What a spot! Wow, beautiful! Anyway, we drove here so no Swisspass, etc. Planning to go up to Mannllichen tomorrow to hike to Kleine Scheidegg and perhaps a couple of other hikes if the weather permits. Surprised that tickets for all of us will be over CHF300. There doesn't appear (from the website) to be any discount for children (11,14,17,18) or for family? Any suggestions? Any other avenues for discount tickets I should be examining?
      Thanks in advance.
      The Mann Family

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2010 at 9:16 PM