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Hello everyone! Never been to Switzerland and really excited about it. Quick question about the Swiss Travel Pass. Probably a stupid question but again, I've never been so I want to verify all this. I've been reading up on this pass and it almost seems too convenient to be true. I'll be staying in Zurich but would like to travel around and I've been thinking of doing some hiking near Eggberge. I want to be flexible in the event I need to wait for good weather.... so can I just wake up one…

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Hello everybody,
I'm new to Lonely Planet and have read many of the recent posts on this forum. I am asking for some help/advice for our family trip to Switzerland this summer. My wife and I are in our fifties and our daughters are 19 & 17.
This trip is a high school graduation present for our 17 year-old. She prefers museums and history (old towns, etc) and the 19 year-old prefers scenery, so I've spent many hours on Swiss tourist sites and have come up with this itinerary:

Day 1 - Fly from…

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Hi,
I hope i find all of you great travelers in good health.
I am planning a one week trip to Switzerland from Bahrain with my family. We are two adults and 2 children ( age 2 and age 5). I don't know anything about Switzerland and i have been studying a lot about where to stay and where to go. we would mostly be interested in sightseeing ( mountains, waterfalls, lakes )as my wife is a nature lover. I would also need some suggestions on where to stay and how to plan my itinerary. I don't mind…

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I'm traveling to Geneva for a week in mid-Feb, and planning on going to Chamonix for a ski trip for 3 days after Geneva.

I'm also thinking of arriving a few days earlier - any tips on where else to go nearby?

Thanks!

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Hi ,
We ( 2 adults and 1 child -9years ) will be travelling to Switzerland for 5-6 days in July as a part of our Europe tour. I am very confused whether to go for a half fare card or a Swiss travel pass. Not too much interested in museums but open For any suggestions. What I want to know is the math and a comparison while using each of these cards for the following itinerary . Since I don't have all the fares with me between the different places, it would be great to get some help. The following…

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On our way from Tirano to Chur we want to stop at Pontresina for a few hours. I don't think lockers are available for short term storage. However, is there any place where luggage can temporarily be stored while we visit the area?

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Hi all,

We are trying to finalise our round the world trip and part of it includes 3 nights in Switzerland that we need a bit of assistance with.

We will be in Switzerland towards the end of April and arriving from Frankfurt, one of the nights is already ruled out as we will be in St Moritz - as we want to take the Bernina Express to Italy.

Which option in terms of the remaining 2 nights would you recommend?
1. Night 1: Basel, Night 2: Lucerne
2. Night 1 & 2: Basel
3. Night 1 &2: Lucerne

My…

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If you are taking mountain railway from Interlaken to places like Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald with a pass which gives a free trip do you have to make a reservation or get some kind of ticket at the station?

Or do you just push the old ladies and little kids out of the way to get on board and hope you get to sit down?

Is it the same with the cablecars which are free to pass-holders to places like Mannlicken?

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My wife and I(both in late 60's) are planning our first visit to Switzerland in June 2017. As of now, we will have 3 bases: Lucerne, Murren, and Monteaux. After doing several hours of research on LonelyPlanet and Tripadvisor, I think we want to consider also doing the Bernina route to Tirano ( I have read that this is a "world must do" train trip). My thought was to take the train to a good base, spend the night, then to Tirano the next day and return to the base. From that base, we will go…

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Hey everyone! We'll be in Zurich late April and will make a trip to Altdorf (have some family history in this area so we want to visit the town). Plan to hike a day or two somewhere between Zurich and Altdorf. Looks like there are a lot of good trails around Altdorf so just staying around there may be our best bet. It sounds like the weather can be hit or miss in late April but we are strong hikers and snow / rain doesnt bother us. Some of the tallest peaks may be out of the question that…