5 nights in lauterbrunnen

5 nights in lauterbrunnen

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pranathi11
pranathi11
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Feb 26, 2012 - 4:04 AM
Hi , I'm pranathi again.I've been in touch with this forum in my initial planning and now almost finished with my bookings, visa and everthing. Thank you for all your support and tips so far.I've a few more queries.
1. We'll be reaching Geneva on March 20th by 1:00 pm , Is it possible to make a short tour of Geneva before we'd take the train to Lauterbrunnen via Bern? in that case if we take the 4:00 pm train we'll rach lb around 7:30 in the evening.Is it feasible and is it advisable for a first timer to go in search of our chalet at that time?
2. After 4 full days in Lauterbrunnen, We'll take Golden pass to Geneva via Montreux. Planning to take a break in Montreux to visit Chillon castle.Is it possible to use "fast baggage" service at Lauterbrunnen station.. so that we can collect our baggages in Geneva station that day evening itself?
3.Next day we'll be leaving to Paris in Tgv.I checked the "Geneva station " website which shows luggage lockers timing as 8:30 a.m to 7:00 pm.but our train departure time is 7:40 a.m...so in that case can't we keep our lugagge in the lockers?
Thanks again.
Arno
Arno
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Feb 26, 2012 - 5:42 AM
Hi pranathi,

Good to hear that our website helped you do the planning! As for your questions:

1. You can see Geneva even on foot in a couple of hours. You'll find some information, a map, and hotels for your last night on this page. There are mini-train excusions in Geneva as well.
Lauterbrunnen is very small. I think the tourist office will be closed by 7:30 PM. I would advice to book your chalet or hotel in advance. For 4 nights, an hotel would probably be better. There are usually not that much chalets to rent for less than a week.

2. Yes, that's indeed possible if you hand in your luggage before 9:00 AM.

3. The manned luggage office will open at 8:30 AM. I guess there are lockers that are accessible 24 hours a day as well, but I'm not sure about that.
pranathi11
pranathi11
16 posts
new member
Feb 26, 2012 - 10:47 AM
Mi Arno, Thanks for the quick feedback.
1.We've already booked our chalet in Lauterbrunnen for 5 nights. My doubt is that any way we'll be new to the place and whether it'll be advisable and safe to search the location of the Chalet that we've booked?
2. Our hotel in Geneva is also booked for the last night.We'll enquire the hotel also if there is storage facilility with them for luggage.
3.I browsed the website for mini-train excursions in Geneva, and it's very nice.Will try to plan for that .
Thanks again.
drdaipayan
drdaipayan
10 posts
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Mar 1, 2012 - 2:08 AM
Hi,
can you please give me information whether mini train excursion in Geneva is covered by Swiss Pass or not?
thanks
Arno
Arno
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Mar 1, 2012 - 2:27 AM
Hi pranathi,

In that case it's no problem to arrive at 7:30 PM. It will be safe.
Arno
Arno
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Mar 1, 2012 - 2:28 AM
Hi drdaipayan,

The mini-train is not covered. That's because it's not considered public transport. It's a tourist attraction.

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