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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 Yesterday

      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 23 hours ago

      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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    • What to do in Scuol.

      by Hollysweet13 Online Now Nov 28, 2015 at 8:06 PM

      Hello!

      Me and my boyfriend are visiting Scuol Tarah Sb from the 11th -14th december.

      We have three days to plan things. We have already decided on the ENgina spa. Thats one day.

      Another day we would like to go skiing or snowboarding we are on a tight budget and were hoping for something under £100. We are only getting prices of things inclusive with hotel deals. We also want to know where there are places to eat good food for a good price.

      Please let us know if there anything else we can do that is on a budget around the area of Scuol.

      1 Answer Nov 29, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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      Appenzell vs. Scuol ?

      by jadeefruit Online Now May 4, 2014 at 3:55 AM

      Hi!

      I'm planning to travel in Switzerland during the 1st-2nd week of June.

      And at the end of the itinerary, I have two full-days to trip to the Eastern part of Switzerland and wondering which areas can be included for the best trip.

      I planning to spend 4 nights in Interlaken to travel around the nearby mountains and cities, and then move to Zurich or Scuol to visit the Eastern part (for 2 nights) and then have to go back to Zurich to take a flight to my country.

      Mainfeld is at the top of my wish list, but other than this, I couldn't make up my mind.

      I'm interested in Appenzell and Scuol (+ Guarda) but I don't know I have enough time to visit both.

      So could you recommend between Appenzell and Scuol (+Guarda) in terms of the beauty and the uniqueness of the town? Which one has more things to see and do?

      (Please don't think about the thermal baths, since I will visit Bad-Ragaz or Leuikerbad if I can't go to Scuol.)

      Here are the things I've thought about:

      Appenzell

      - very traditional village, cheese, beer, cow.. etc.

      - close to Zurich

      Scuol

      - scraffiti houses (I was hooked by this feature!)

      - far from Zurich

      I'll wait for the kind replies from you guys!

      Thank you! :)

      2 Answers May 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM
    • Coffee and other

      by soupy18 Online Now Aug 6, 2007 at 11:30 AM

      Where is a good place to shop
      How much is a cup of coffee these days? In u.s. dollars?
      Where can you get horseback riding?

      1 Answer Sep 1, 2007 at 11:57 AM