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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

    • staying in wengen

      by cjoppich Online Now Sep 26, 2015 at 4:17 PM

      I read somewhere that when staying in wengen, and after paying tourist tax, you get some type of discount card, ? for local travel. Is this true or did I make this up, Kind Regards Cathy

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2015 at 4:44 PM
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      Wengen or Lauterbrunnen for base?

      by europe20146 Online Now Feb 25, 2015 at 5:02 AM

      Hi. I am planning our Eurotrip with my mom and one of our stops is Switzerland. I am torn whether to stay in Wengen or Lauterbrunnen. Based on my research, Wengen is higher than Lauterbrunnen. But aside from that, which do you think is a better base for 6 days?

      Also is 6 days too much? If we stay in Wengen, id there like a day pass for the train going up and down?

      Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!

      9 Answers Feb 28, 2015 at 8:55 PM
    • Wengen, Lauterbrennen or Interlaken?

      by Fatimah_87 Online Now Jul 11, 2014 at 8:31 AM


      Thinking of going for a holiday home 3 nights stay in the village area. Would be going up to Jungfrau. Want to do Skydiving and Canyon Jumping. Would want to go over to other villages like Grindelwald also for sightseeing. After 3 nights stay will be heading to Lucern. Which is a better option - Wengen, Lauterbrennen or Interlaken?

      8 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    • Packing essentials for Wengen -6 nights -Aug 3 thru Aug 9- 2014

      by shariqjamil Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      we are a family of four -2 Adults and 2 children ( 7 and 11 yrs), can someone suggest us essential and tips for packing. we are staying in Wengen for 6 nights, prior to that in Lucern -3 night and Zurich 3 nights. After Wengen to Zermatt for 3 nights and then Paris 3 nights.

      Our stay in Wengen is in a Chalet which is 2 KM away from Train station. Thanks for your help

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2014 at 6:48 PM
    • Wengen in the Summer

      by ecashmore Online Now Apr 1, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      Hi. Just a quick question. Do you think Wengen would be a good place to visit in August with a 5 and 1 year old? So sick of beach holidays and fancy trying something new this year. Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 5:50 AM
    • Places to see in and around Wengen

      by SmitaP Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Hello everybody,

      We are at wengen.Reached today evening.We are staying close to the railway station.We will stay here tomrrow and day after tomorrow.I need urgent help from you guys for a two day travel plan here.As of now we are thinking to spend one day for Jungfrau.(We are not interested in hiking.We are interested to see some scenic points)What to do for the second day ?? Help please.Also suggest in detail how to go to Jungfrau and what to see and what not to miss??


      4 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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      Discounts on mountain railways

      by Induc Online Now Apr 9, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      I wish to know what is the cost of travel for
      1. Jungfraugh from Interlaken OST in normal hours and in early morning hours.
      2. What is discount applicable if you have Swiss Flexi Pass.
      3. What is discount if you take 50% fare card.

      Similarly for M Titlis from Engelberg.
      What is normal cost and discount for swiss pass or half fare cards

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2013 at 3:53 AM
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      Early bird or late afternoon?

      by yumalation Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

      There is cheaper tickets available to Jungfrau early in the morning and and late afternoon. Thinking of visibility up there, which one is better?

      9 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • Wengen or Murren or Lauterbrunnen

      by Kevin72 Online Now May 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      I will have 2 days in this area this summer. I plan on doing 1 hike per day. Do you recommend that I try to stay one night in Wengen and another in Murren? Or do you think I'll be able to see everything without too much difficulty by staying in the same place for both nights?

      Also, if you have any favorite hikes on either side of the valley.

      Also, do you think staying in Lauterbrunnen would be preferable? Thanks

      5 Answers May 4, 2011 at 9:26 AM
    • Car Free!!!!? in wegen

      by starcluster100 Online Now Apr 13, 2011 at 1:09 AM

      OK! am total new to this, and i cant imagen how we are gonna transport there with our rented car??

      does that mean we are not allowed to use our Car there? Or is it that we cant, coz there is no roads?!

      if we will have to abandon the car and take another transportation there, how will it goes?
      (putting in mind the Luggage + we are not a small family - a group of 7- )

      your answer will help me in many ways in to better understanding. So i would be really grateful to Know ^^

      Thanks for your time.


      8 Answers Apr 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM
    • Currency

      by Chrissydon Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 4:52 AM

      Hi, we will be travelling to Wengen from South Africa between 26 March and 2 April 2011. Can anybody confirm which currency we should buy? If Euro or CHF? And what is the average price for drinks and food in Wengen and Zurich? Thanks

      7 Answers Mar 23, 2011 at 9:08 AM
    • single

      by helga2010 Online Now Dec 30, 2010 at 3:55 AM

      Hello, could you tell me what would happen for New Year's night in Wengen? I mean after dinner what the fun club to go for a single 28 years girl?Thx

      1 Answer Dec 30, 2010 at 5:05 AM
    • Trip to Jungfrau and Eiger in December

      by GregOG Online Now Dec 7, 2009 at 10:35 PM

      My wife and I will be Wengen between 19/12/2009 and 26/12/2009 (departing in themorninging of the 26/12). We would like to make a trip up to the Jungfrau and Eiger, are we able to pre book or can we book when we arrive? And does anybody have any other ideas for some sight seeing, bearing in mind that we would still like to attempt to ski?

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2009 at 5:11 AM
    • Car parking in Lauterbrunnen / day trips

      by beeorchid Online Now Jun 14, 2009 at 3:24 AM

      I can pre-book car parking in Lauterbrunnen for 7 days. If I do so, can I take my car in and out of the car park, or do I have to pay on each entry/exit?

      NB I've researched relative prices of Jungfraubahnen and Berneroberland train passes, and it will be better for us to get the Jungfraubahnen pass and take the car for one longer trip.

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    • Places to eat in Wengen, Switzerland

      by anniemax Online Now Jun 13, 2006 at 10:16 AM

      My husband and I are going to Wengen at the end of June (06) and staying the first night in Interlaken, then five nights in Wengen. Can anyone recommend restaurants in either location that are reasonably priced and great food? We are at the Caprice Hotel in Wengen and can have our dinners there on a half board situation but wonder if we want to be "locked in" for four consecutive nights. If you've dined there, let me know--five course dinners? Do you have to "dress" for dinner? Good food?

    • Help with itenary

      by priyavsinghs Online Now May 22, 2005 at 12:47 AM


      Thanks to VT and the wonderful people here, I have been able to arrive at my broad itenary. However, I still need help on what to see in the short time I have in Switzerland. This is the plan I have in mind and the questions -

      1. I will be based in Wengen. Arrive in Wengen around 4:00 in the eve on 21st Jun. Any suggestions on what should I do this evening? I would love to see some country side, water and quiet place.

      2. On 22nd, I am taking a trip to Jungfraujoch. From what I have read on VT, I can finish Jungfraujoch in half day. What is the best way of spending the other half of the day?

      3. On 23rd, I have planned to visit Mt Titlis by taking the panorama train from Interlaken to Lucerne. I suppose, I will take this whole day for Mt. Titlis. Is that correct? I have to return to Geneva this evening because I have to catch the flight the following morning.

      Since I have only two and a half days, I want to make the best of it. Pls help with suggestions.

      A big thanks to the VT community.

      8 Answers May 24, 2005 at 11:23 AM
    • Wengen Honeymoon hotel

      by jonhmac Online Now Apr 13, 2004 at 6:12 AM

      The village is beautiful, having camped and hiked throughout the area in June 1999, but has anybody the name of a special hotel, as we intend to return as "Honeymooners" sept. 2005.

      4 Answers Apr 16, 2004 at 2:15 AM