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      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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    • 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

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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 ?

      3 Answers Feb 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    • 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

      5 Answers Feb 1, 2017 at 11:44 PM
    • Any cheaper alternatives to Switzerland with similar scenery

      Switzerland Jan 15, 2017 at 8:48 AM

      Hi,

      I was wondering if there were other countries or regions in other countries with beautiful scenery like in Switzerland
      - quaint villages
      - glaciers, ice caves
      - pretty castles
      - decent public transport

      8 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM
    • 2 days Itinerary to explore Switzerland

      Lausanne Jan 12, 2017 at 2:56 PM

      Can anyone help me with my itinerary? I'll be staying in Lausanne for 2 weeks and have one weekend free to explore the beauty of Switzerland. I would like to see the Swiss Alps also Chateau de Chillon and other great places. please help!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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      What to see in Basel

      Basel Jan 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM

      We only have one afternoon in Basel before our cruise ship leaves. What should we see in the 3-4 hours that we have?

    • Proper Clothing

      Lausanne Jan 4, 2017 at 6:16 AM

      Hi,
      I'll be there in Lausanne on the 23rd of January, given the weather forecasts what is the proper clothing to wear?
      Also purpose of travel is for business any recommendation of poaces to explore after office hours? Which is more cheaper Lausanne to Paris or Lausanne to Milan.

      Thank You.

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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      Luggage storage at train station

      Bern 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
    • Base suggestions for a trip to Switzerland

      Switzerland Dec 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      I will be in Switzerland in May for about 8, 9 days. I was thinking of staying in 2 places and doing day trips from there. It seems that Lucerne and Bern are good choices. Comments and suggestions are welcome. The main purpose of the trip is the usual - Alps, lakes, lush valleys, etc.
      Can someone also tell me about the Swiss card. I will be using trains for all my trips in the country.
      Thank you

      13 Answers Dec 19, 2016 at 5:16 AM
    • Christmas Eve Mass, Dinner, Hotel in Zurich

      Zürich Dec 4, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      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!

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2016 at 6:55 AM
    • things to do

      Lucerne Dec 4, 2016 at 9:51 AM

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

      - Recommend restaurants

      - Nice budget hotel

      - Etc.

       

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2016 at 11:59 AM
    • 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

      2 Answers Dec 3, 2016 at 9:23 PM
    • 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!

      2 Answers Nov 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM
    • 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!

      2 Answers Nov 28, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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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?

      3 Answers Nov 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM
    • 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.

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2016 at 5:47 AM
    • 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!

    • 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

      10 Answers Nov 11, 2016 at 5:15 AM
    • 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.

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 12:06 AM
    • Day trips from Thun

      Thun Nov 4, 2016 at 3:02 AM

      We are Australian and have a four day swiss pass left to use and a half price swiss pass. We are staying in

      Thun for three weeks and are keen for suggestions of day trips that would give best value using the
      swiss pass and other trips for using the half price pass.

      We have so far been to Jungrau and cruised Thun Lake and seen the light show at the Bern Parliament.
      Thanks Ian

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 12:05 AM
    • St Moritz train travel and accomodation

      Switzerland Oct 25, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      We are a couple of Australians who will be in Salzburg for two days and have booked a rail ticket for the 28th Oct that is not refundable to Thun via Munich, Zurich and Bern for Euro138 for both of us (1st class).
      It has now been suggested to us that we travel from Salzburg to St Moritz via Landeck and overnight in St Moritz and the next day travel to Thun via Andermatt.
      We were wondering if the suggestion should be considered and we waste the existing ticket. I tried to look at fares from Salzburg on 28th October to St Moritz on the sbb website but it was saying it was too close to travel date to quote price?
      We have lots of time to stay in Thun so don't know if St Moritz is something worth seeing from Thun later during our stay.
      If the St Moritz overnight trip is best done on the way to Thun any suggestions of hotels in St Moritz that are close to station.
      Any suggestions or help with trips from Thun as day or overnight would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 6:16 AM
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      Train between Zurich and Berne

      Switzerland Oct 22, 2016 at 1:50 PM

      I am arriving on a flight at 8 pm on a tuesday in Zurich (next month). How long will it take me to me to get to
      Berne from the Airport should i decide to head for Berne that night? i have swiss rail travel pass.
      thank you for any help.

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2016 at 2:19 PM
    • Mt Titlis Maintenance

      Lucerne Oct 18, 2016 at 8:21 PM

      May i know the maintenance period for 2016?

      2 Answers Oct 18, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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      Chaplin's world

      Vevey Oct 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Has anyone been yet at the Museum Chaplin's world and at his house Manoir de Ban? Because I want to go there and I need an advice how to get it, where to stay (2 nights perhaps and no so much expansive hotel for me and my family), then how it looks like and the other advices as travel guide

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 4:45 AM
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      use Zurich or Bern as base city to explore?

      Zürich Oct 2, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      Visiting switzerland for first time. Would really like to see Lucern, Interlaken area and Bern /Zurich?  will be in the country for 5 days before flying out of Zurich to  visit Sevilla. thanks

       

      11 Answers Oct 3, 2016 at 12:57 AM
    • Rail pass Vilshofen to Vienna to Salbzurg to Thun and day trips from Thun

      Switzerland Sep 10, 2016 at 5:21 PM

      Is there a rail pass that would be available for the above journeys

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2016 at 4:30 AM
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      What is the guess on the cost of a taxi from the airport to Schaffhausen.

      Zürich Sep 10, 2016 at 6:06 AM

      What is the guess on the cost of a taxi from the airport to Schaffhausen and how long would it take? Normally I would take the train (I think it is the S Bahn) but there are time considerations. Thanks a lot, Chuck

      4 Answers Oct 21, 2016 at 3:16 AM
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      Train Travel - 1 night at St Morritz

      Switzerland Aug 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM

      Dear Travelers, I am looking for recommendations on hotels near St Morritz train station, we are taking the glacier express and need to overnight at St Morritz..I am looking at around 150.00 for the night, Thank you for your feedback

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2016 at 3:15 PM
    • public transportation in Geneva to Versoix

      Geneva Aug 29, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      I will be in Geneva for a week , My office is located at Versoix. Whether the Transport Card provided by my hotel can be used for train travel from gare de cornavin to versoix

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
    • Packing for Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2016 at 9:10 AM

      Hi
      We are a couple travelling to Switzerland in the last week of September.We are from India. I am confused about what type of clothing I should pack. What type of outerwear is suggested to wear while visiting Mt.titlis and Jungfraujoch

      6 Answers Aug 29, 2016 at 3:06 AM
    • visiting switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2016 at 2:52 AM

      Hi,
      we (me & my wife) want to visit Switzerland from 15th September till 24th September, we would be traveling from Holland.we would be traveling by our own car
      I want to know everything from accommodation to site seeing, and to do things, as i have heard everything is expensive there, also from where to convert the currency.
      regards.

      11 Answers Aug 28, 2016 at 3:18 PM