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StevefromHou
StevefromHou
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Nov 20, 2020 - 4:19 PM

Hello MySwissAlps.com,

I posted a trip report with a similar title on Feb. 4 2020.

With all my free time lately I have been gathering all my photos and videos together to create a video for each trip.

Here is a link to my 20 Swiss Trains in 12 Days in January 2020 video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA19imCwCTk&t=3s

Thank you to MySwissAlps.com people,

Your help made my trips go smooth.

Thanks,

Steve

Anna
Anna
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Nov 20, 2020 - 5:53 PM in reply to StevefromHou

Hi spaulus69,

This was a joy to watch. Thank you for making the time to create such a wonderful compilation of your train journeys in Switzetland. I am sure MySwissAlps members will appreciate this.

Thanks for sharing and regards,

Anna

StevefromHou
StevefromHou
128 posts
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Nov 20, 2020 - 6:47 PM in reply to Anna

Thank you Anna, you all at MySwissAlps are very knowledgeable and helped make it happen. My ultimate trip would be to ride these trains during a winter snow. I booked my last trip for the middle of winter but unfortunately for me, my 12 days in Switzerland I did not get to see any snow fall.

I, like many others can't wait to get back and hopefully I will have better luck with the snow next time.

Take care,

Steve

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7567 posts
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Nov 22, 2020 - 1:20 AM in reply to StevefromHou

Hi Paul -

Splendid editing, very evocative.

Slowpoke

StevefromHou
StevefromHou
128 posts
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Nov 22, 2020 - 1:40 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you slowpoke, I apricate hearing that.

and Thank you for your help when I was planning this and other trips on here, you guys are great.

Steve

Annika
Annika
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Nov 22, 2020 - 10:35 AM in reply to StevefromHou

Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for posting the link to your video! You did an amazing job with that. It contains such wonderful images of your winter trip! One of the parts I especially like is the cliff walk at 1h11:30. I'm pretty sure your video makes all viewers want to visit Switzerland ASAP. And yes, you should certainly plan for a new trip in the hopes of experiencing some real-life snowfall :-).

Thanks again!

Annika

Last modified on Dec 22, 2020 - 8:36 AM by Arno
StevefromHou
StevefromHou
128 posts
active member
Nov 22, 2020 - 8:00 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you Annika,

I can never get enough of Switzerland, I loved being there making the memories, I loved going back thru them to create this video and I love to hear people are enjoying the videos I made.

MySwissAlps.com is always involved in planning my trips and hopefully I will be contacting you all soon.

Take care,

Steve

Rampersaudst
Rampersaudst
1 post
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Dec 22, 2020 - 12:29 AM

Beautiful scenery and video very well done. Thanks so much for sharing.

Last modified on Dec 22, 2020 - 12:29 AM by Rampersaudst
Venitaj1011
Venitaj1011
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Feb 22, 2021 - 5:05 AM in reply to StevefromHou

When is the best time to go to Switzerland.. we are 73-74 really want to go to see snow also

Anna
Anna
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Feb 22, 2021 - 7:21 AM in reply to Venitaj1011

Hi Venitaj1011,

Thank you for joining MySwissAlps.

Here is a quick guide to show which time of the year is the best time to visit Switzerland based on your interest and activities you'd like to do: www.myswissalps.com/besttimetovisit

If you would like to experience snow and try out winter sports, you'd definitely have to come during winter. But there are places that you can see snow all year round such as Titlis and Jungfraujoch, which will involve taking cable cars or mountain railways to the top.

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Feb 22, 2021 - 7:22 AM by Anna
Boxobuckles
Boxobuckles
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May 19, 2021 - 4:44 AM in reply to StevefromHou

Hi, i am thinking of a trip in July, with my adult daughter to travel to Lugano Lucerne and Zurich. Are 3 days in each doable. We are interested in nature, lakes and local walking/non-touristy stuff... no monuments, museums or historical stuff. Is it better to start in Lugano or Zurich. Are there any stops in between that are really authentically Swiss and should not be missed. Thanks very much.

StevefromHou
StevefromHou
128 posts
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May 19, 2021 - 3:10 PM in reply to Boxobuckles

Boxobuckles,

You will most likely get better information from Annika & Anna or some of the other MySwissAlps moderators but I will give you my 2 cents.

Zurich is a big city and I have not spent any time there other than taking trains to and from the airport. I believe I read in Rick Steves' travel guide that there is not a whole lot of stuff to see in Zurich and with you mentioning you are more interested in nature I wouldn't spend any time in Zurich.

Lugano is a built up city, probably won't see much there other than a nice park and the waterfront promenade is nice for a good shaded walk. There are a couple mountains that you can take a funicular to the top of and then hike down or I guess you could hike up and down the mountains. You could also take a train to one of the near by towns and explore.

Lucerne is one of my favorite places, I usually stay here on my last night before catching flight home. You can take a early morning train from Lucerne to Zurich International Airport in just a little more than an hour. I don't know if you will find the nature type stuff you are looking for but again you can use Lucerne as a good base with lots of trains coming and going very frequently and you could also do a couple boat trips. One of my favorite trips was a day I had nothing planned and after talking to the tourist information lady I decided on a circle trip to Mount Rigi. Started off at the boat dock in Lucerne where I took the boat to Vitznau, then got on a cog train and climbed to the top of Mount Rigi, after spending some time on top I returned to the train for the descent where I got off the train at Rigi Kaltbad and boarded a cable car down to Weggis and caught the boat back to Lucerne.

Off the top of my head I would point someone to the Lauterbrunnen Valley area. There is plenty of nature walks/hikes to do in the region and the views are unbelievable. Staying down in Lauterbrunnen or up in Wengen or Murren you can't go wrong.

I hope I have given you something, but probably get better information from the moderators here in MySwissAlps, they are great.

Steve

Ildiko
Ildiko
2460 posts
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May 19, 2021 - 7:48 PM in reply to Boxobuckles

Hi Boxobuckles and welcome to MySwissAlps,

Steve's right, I wouldn't bother visiting Zürich if you prefer nature.

Lugano is a nice city, the centre of canton Ticino (www.myswissalps.com/ticino) - the Italian part of Switzerland. From Lugano, you can visit for example Mont Bré (www.myswissalps.com/montebre/gettingthere) and Mont Salvatore (www.myswissalps.com/montesansalvatore/gettingthere). If you travel a bit further from Lugano, you'll find Monte Generoso (www.myswissalps.com/montegeneroso) or Monte Tamaro (www.myswissalps.com/montetamaro).

Lucerne and the Lauterbrunnen Valley (Jungfrau region) are in the German part. Both have amazing opportunities for hiking in nature. I suggest you visiting these pages to learn more about them: www.myswissalps.com/jungfrauregion and www.myswissalps.com/lakelucerne.

Another destination is Zermatt where you can find lovely hiking routes: www.myswissalps.com/zermatt and you cannot go wrong with it.

For more mountain tops and lakes check this: www.myswissalps.com/activities/naturalsites.

At www.myswissalps.com/plantrip you'll find tips on how to plan your trip to Switzerland.

And in the end, I would like you to ask, next time please ask your question as a new thread. This thread is in the trip reviews part of the forum, and if you open a new one for your next question in the right forum you might get more answers too. Please see the forum rules at www.myswissalps.com/forum/rules. Thanks for your understanding.

Take care,
Ildiko

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