Accommodation advise: stay in one or more towns?

Accommodation advise: stay in one or more towns?

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samit56
samit56
9 posts
new member
Nov 28, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Hi,

We are going to be in Switzerland from 14th - 23rd March 2016. Can you please advise if we should split our stay into a couple of different places OR stay in on place (Lucerne) and travel via train.

And We don't have kids OR any old folks with us.

Annika
Annika
4418 posts
expert &
moderator
Nov 28, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Hi samit56,

Most places in Switzerland offer enough to do for at least two weeks, and that certainly applies to the Lucerne region too. On the other hand, the 10 days you have available allow you to spend 5 days in two different regions, which is perfectly fine as well. So the answer depends on what you intend to do. What are your plans? Have you seen other regions of Switzerland before?

It would be best to first decide on the towns, then we can look into accommodation. Once you're ready for that, please post some additional details as explained here.

Last modified on Nov 28, 2015 - 4:37 PM by Annika
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Nov 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM in reply to samit56

Hi Samit56 -

Annika has given a very good answer. Your plans are particularly important, because it will be winter at high altitudes, and the lower altitudes will be "Spring" only if the season is on schedule or early.

If you plan any walks/hikes, that is something go keep in mind.

www.myswissalps.com/we ather

As she notes, Luzern is a good central location. However, if you can add any details about what interests you, there may be some interesting options for a second base.

Slowpoke

samit56
samit56
9 posts
new member
Dec 1, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Hi,

We are a group of 6 people (3 couples) in their early 30's on a first visit to Switzerland. we are not looking to Ski for sure.

Looking to do Mt Titlis, Mt Pilatus, Bern, Zermatt, Montreux, Zurich and possibly Geneva. And I do realize that some places might not be accessible due to Winter so looking to make the most of what we can.

About Hiking - have not had a chance to look at it but would like to do some which are not too extreme. Please suggest. Thanks.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Dec 1, 2015 - 7:20 PM in reply to samit56

<<"Hi,We are a group of 6 people (3 couples) in their early 30's on a first visit to Switzerland. we are not looking to Ski for sure. Lookingto do Mt Titlis, Mt Pilatus, Bern, Zermatt, Montreux, Zurich andpossibly Geneva. And I do realize that some places might not beaccessible due to Winter so looking to make the most of what we can">>

Luzern would be a good base for Mt. Titlis, Mt. Pilatus, Zuerich and Bern. I like Zuerich to stay in, but it is not in the Alps, and the pleasures are more in culture and restaurants. The old ton is nice to walk around. Some feel it as not as interesting as cities such as Luzern. Probably true.

Montreux could be a base for Montreux and Geneva.

Both cities offer a lot on their own, and have interesting things to do in the surrounding areas.

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux

Zermatt is accessible from Montreux by rail - about 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hours.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

If you want all the details buried in the menus of the timetable, I believe that the desktop version is more useful than the smartphone version.

www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

You might consider staying there also.

Late March is still Winter in the high Alps.

You did not mention the Jungfrau region, which will also be full of Winter and skiers. Even without hiking (most trails are closed) or skiing, there are some spectacular sights to see.

However, then you might begin to spread yourself thin, if you simply add that to your list.

Late March might be enough into Spring for somepleasant walks in low altitude regions, especialyl on sunny sites such as Montreux.

Slowpoke

About Hiking - have not had a chance to look at it but would like to do some which are not too extreme. Please suggest. Thanks. ">>

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