To all the moderators who gave my son and me such a lot of help with our recent holiday in Switzerland. It was terrific, and I would like to share with you some of the things that we particularly liked, and in doing so, perhaps give other readers of the forum some ideas for their own holiday. Please edit it as you wish.
On our first full day in Zurich, we caught a train to Neuhausen, and from there did a very easy and scenic walk to the Rhine Falls. Once we got there, it was “Wow” all day. I have never seen such a volume of water, and there were lots of places to get even a better view than the last one. A must to visit.
Then on to Interlaken Ost for 5 nights. We’ve been there several times but this time saw a mixture of favorite things seen before and some new ones.. Some of the things we most enjoyed were a exciting trip on the Rothorn Bahn. This took about an hour and was a amazing fete-of engineering. The thick mist covered the view from the top but after a coffee we took the train coming down. Much quicker coming down, and soon we could see the gorgeous Brienz lake ahead in full sunshine.
We also took a train up from Interlaken West to Harder Kulm. It was a beautiful day, and the view from the top was lovely.
Because we were having such great weather, we went to one of our favorite places in Switzerland, Murren, and after a nice walk, went up the Schilthorn. Very exciting trip up the mountain and again a great view. It was an experience to have a meal in a revolving restaurant! My son loves the James Bond films and enjoyed the museum there and the explanation how the film was made.
Back to Brienz on the ferry to have a walk along my favorite lake! We visited the wooden carving shop which is well worth a visit, and we bought a bought another little cow to join the one we already had.
Then off to Luzern. We have never been there and not had rain.! Sure enough, as soon as we got there, it started. Never the less, we went by train to Engelberg, and as the rain had stopped and the mist seemed to be lifting, went by a most exciting array of cable cars etc. to Mt. Titilis. Very cold, but an experience not to be missed. Unfortunately it rained most of the 3 days that we were in Luzern and so couldn’t go to Rigi Kulm, but we still had a good look at this beautiful part of Switzerland. On our last day, we had booked a tour on the William tell express from Luzern to Lugano. Because of the bad weather, we couldn’t enjoy this trip as much as we had hoped.
We had 5 nights in Lugano where we had never been before, and it turned out to be one of our very favorite parts of Switzerland. We went to see Swiss Miniature by ferry to Melide. Again, a trip not to be missed! We also went to Locarno and visited the Church from the top (can you help me with the name of this Church?). One of the most interesting Churches that I’ve seen. We then finished our holiday in Switzerland with a tour that I would recommend to everyone. We took a Bernina Express bus from Lugano to Tirano in Italy., A, wonderful view of the Swiss and Italian lakes, and from there, we, took the Bernina express train to Chur. Magical scenery the entire 4 hours. In all, the trip took about 6 hours, and if one had a very limited time in Switzerland, this would be the trip to make because you’ll see so much of Switzerland’s scenery. The lakes, the mountains, the forests, and the lovely countryside. Don’t miss this tour
I’m sorry if this is too long. Please cut out the parts you feel I needn’t have included. We’ve been to Switzerland many times, always tell each other that we needn’t go again, but the beauty to the country always draws us back!.
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