Mar 3, 2023 - 1:50 PM
in reply to Yolanda
Thanks Yolanda so much for your info and for your links. Yes, I am aware Zermatt is not reachable by car, I have yet to find out if parking in Randa is more convenient than Tasch. Aside from Wengen and Murren, are there more locations barred to private vehicles?
My plans for Switzerland are long and ambitious and include, in a nutshell and in addition to the places I already listed: Lugano, Bellinzona, Sankt Moritz, Poschiavo, Parc Naziunal Svizzer, Val Mustair, Scuol, Davos, Chur, Appenzel, St Galo, Luzerne, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Berne, Gruyeres, Lac Leman East and West and more. I also plan to do all of the major scenic train rides: Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Golden Line, Voralpen and Gotthard Express along with the shorter Jungrfrau, Gornegrat and Mt Pilatus cogtrains. I need to do the maths and choose between a 15 day Flex Pass or a combination of a shorter Full Pass, regional passes and Museum Pass.
Needless to say, Switzerland is as expensive as it is beautiful and I need to consider and take any action I can to not break my bank. Aside from 360 views and the flexibility to stop wherever I please, a car allows me to stay in out-of-the-way hotels that often offer better rates. I am now seeing that Spiez could potentially also be a cost saving alternative to Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen.