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a VirtualTourist member from Shawnee

Switzerland

More advice please

From those who have gone before- Please tell me places you hiked or visited in Switzerland that are must see's. thanks.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Naperville

Lauterbrunnen - You can check out some pictures and tips with this link.

[original VT link]

Enjoyed hiking in the valley, in the town of Murren above and a little bit outside of Murren.

My wife and I also enjoyed walking through the cities of Berne and Luzern.

If you are adventurous do some paragliding. We did and our kids were astounded we were that adventurous.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Naperville

Speaking of that paragliding. Here is the YouTube video I created.

youtube.com/watch?v=qMQGlF_C...




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Whilst you are waiting for more replies do browse through the hundreds of pages and tips about what to see/do etc in Switzerland, all created by VT locals and visitors:

[original VT link]




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from New Zealand

There are so many cog railways, cable cars etc, that wherever you go every few days at the least there will be some interesting rides, and always they are different in the way they get you there.
Although quite expensive well worth it, only time we didn't go was when there was poor weather you are just making a donation as nothing can be seen.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shawnee

RioRich, Would you suggest Lauterbrunnen as a good place to stay for say 5 or 6 days venturing out from there in all directions via train since we will not have a car? We were thinking of a vacation rental rather than hotel. We could stay in Interlaken too but thought a smaller town would be nice providing we can get by without a car.
How about places like Pontresina, Lugano and Appenzell?




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

To help your pondering and planning, you can explore Swiss train times, details and fares in English on the official site here:

http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

And see a map of the Swiss rail network here:

bueker.net/trainspotting/map...




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from New Zealand

Lugano was a very enjoyable stay. But different than other parts of Switzerland in my opinion, great change of scenery.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Naperville

We stayed at a hotel, but check out VT member Kathymof pages for other places. Lauterbrunnen is about a 20 minute train ride to Interlaken.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Brisbane

Hi!
I have put this link in for my Switzerland page for you to copy and paste.
[original VT link]
It will take you for a tour around the places we went to in Switzerland.
We found Thun quite a good place to stay and venture out, as was Montreux.
Everywhere is nice in Switzerland, and everywhere for us was very expensive.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Europe

when? which season? it could make a difference




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shawnee

We will be in Switzerland May 30-June 12, 2013




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Geneva

Hello again: it would be helpful (and polite) to have some more information about you. Why don't you give us some information on the VT member homepage? It helps us to help you (paragliding is not necessarily ideal for a 80-year old pensioner from the Austrian mounains, nor for a pennyless srudent...).




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shawnee

Will do. I can understand now the need for some background info. This is my first time using a travel forum or any forum for that matter but it has been so helpful. You and others are so kind to answer my many questions.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Naperville

"paragliding is not necessarily ideal for a 80-year old pensioner from the Austrian mounains, nor for a pennyless srudent...)."

You have now posted a bit about yourself. Empty Nesters with 2 grown children. We couldn't get to Europe until our 4 children were finished with college. They never thought mom and dad would paraglide in the Alps. We did and loved it!





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