Rhine Falls and a mountain trip in one day

Rhine Falls and a mountain trip in one day

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sskundu
sskundu
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Apr 19, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Hi,

I am already in Switzerland and completed our Mt. Titlis journey today. Though we missed the tube slides at Trubsee as we were up in the ice flyer etc for a long time.

My question is for tomorrow.... We are contemplating an alternative to visiting the Jungfrau mountains. As such we are planning to go to the Rhine Falls by morning. We are staying at Gersau, Schwyz and will have to travel from Gersau to Brunnen to Luzern to Zurich... Since we are thinking not to go to the Jungfrau tomorrow, as such wanted to know if there is another mountain peak / range near the Rhine Falls which we can visit by afternoon after completing the Rhine Falls ??? Something nearby within reach.

What would be a good time to start from Gersau for the Rhine Falls ? 9am sounds fine to start ?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
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Apr 19, 2016 - 11:34 PM in reply to sskundu

Go to the Jungfrau region unless the weather forecast is for "cloudy".

Nothing better in Switzerlnd.

Just my opinion.

<<"as such wanted to know if there is another mountain peak / range near the Rhine Falls which we can visit by afternoon after completing the Rhine Falls ??? Something nearby within reach.">

Take a look at the map:

Consider Säntis., or Ebenalp,

Please, let us know how you like the Rhine Falls.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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Apr 20, 2016 - 6:58 AM in reply to sskundu

There aren't that many mountains in the north of Switzerland. I would probably spend the morning at the falls and the afternoon in Zurich, perhaps with a ride up to Uetliberg for a view over the town. It's more like a hill but the view is good and it's easy to reach by train from the main station.

sskundu
sskundu
127 posts
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Apr 20, 2016 - 7:06 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks. We still at the hotel in Gersau. Which mountains would be a good alternative to the Jungfrau, if not going as far as the Rhines ? Somewhere we would find snow covers (like Titlis yesterday). Somewhere we can stay till late. The last rotair down at Titlis was at 4:50pm only though it stays bright outside till 7-8pm. My wife loved playing in the snow and hit me with few ice balls 😅

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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
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Apr 20, 2016 - 7:10 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno-

As this link says, Säntis is a bit unique....has some characteristics of the high Alps, and is near the Bodensee.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/saentis-schwaegalp2.html

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 20, 2016 - 7:13 AM in reply to sskundu

You don't have to go up to the Jungfrau. You could go only as far as Kleine Scheidegg:

en.swisswebcams.ch/web cam/1357201413-Interaktive-360%C2%B0-Webcam-Kleine-Scheidegg-Lauberhorn-%283823-Kleine-Scheidegg%29_Weather

Slowpoke

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