Fantastic 3 days in Lucerne - our report

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AlanPrice
AlanPrice
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Aug 5, 2016 - 2:55 AM in reply to Anjan

Thanks for posting your report and the pictures, and thanks for the tip about the half price ticket for the Transport Museum.

Best Wishes

Alan

syedghani
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Aug 5, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Thanks for your coverage Anjan.

I am travelling with my family, God Willing, at the end of this month. On the way to Zurich from Lauterbrunnen, we plan to spend about 10 hours in Lucerne. Can you suggest how we should plan our stay to maximize the benefit, given the duration?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 5, 2016 - 12:26 PM in reply to syedghani

Hi Syedghani-

What is your family like....

Children and their ages? Anyone who does not like to walk very far?

Slowpoke

Last modified on Aug 5, 2016 - 12:36 PM by Slowpoke
syedghani
syedghani
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Aug 5, 2016 - 1:57 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Dear Slowpoke

Children are 11, 15 and 18. We are not avid walkers :) but surroundings can keep us going at some pace.

Not meaning to hijack Anjan's forum, I am sharing my travel destinations here. Any input to it will be appreciated.

Day1. Train from Zurich airport to Lauterbrunnen

Day2. Brienzer-Rothorn steam train, return journey. Other than the journey itself, what can we explore?

Day3. Lauterbrunnen. to Wengen (train) ; Wengen to Kl Scheidegg (train) ; Kl Scheidegg to Grindelwald Grund (walk); Grindelwald Grund – Maennlichen (Gondola) ; Maennlichen to Wengen (cable car)

Day4: Gondola from Grindelwald to First (what not to be missed?)

Day5: Train from Lauterbrunnen to Bern for day trip

Day6: Train from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne for day trip and continue on to Zurich airport

By the way, can we stick to our sneakers , or you think it will get too cold on the walks, or soaked / slippery in rain/mud?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 5, 2016 - 2:58 PM in reply to syedghani

Hi Syedghani -

Since your comments and questions are moving past Luzern, and are really focused on the Berner Oberland, perhaps it would be wise to start a new thread with a descriptive title. It makes it easier to follow for others in the future.

Would you mind?

Meanwhile, in case you have not found it, this link might be useful:

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

Thanks,

Slowpoke

Last modified on Aug 5, 2016 - 2:59 PM by Slowpoke
Anjan
Anjan
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Aug 6, 2016 - 4:34 PM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alanprice and Alpenrose666.

Anjan

Last modified on Aug 6, 2016 - 4:36 PM by Anjan
Rico2016
Rico2016
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Aug 8, 2016 - 6:30 PM in reply to Anjan

Hi Anjan,

First of all, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with your family in Switzerland. That made me more excited on our upcoming trip in September. I have almost the exact itineraries like yours. We are coming from Paris then to Switzerland then end in Italy.

I have a few questions to ask you and hope you can give some tips and advice.

1. Train from Interlaken to Venice: I know you're coming from Lucerne, but I'm pretty sure our train will stop at the same station along the way, like Milano Centrale. Did you pre-purchase your train tickets from Milano Centrale to Venice or did you just buy them at the station?

2. Did you use Swiss money or Euro while in Switzerland?

I'm staying 4 nights in Interlaken and leaving early in the morning on the 5th day. Any suggestion on places to visit during those 4 days?

Thanks again.

Arno
Arno
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Aug 9, 2016 - 9:21 AM in reply to Rico2016

Hi Rico2016,

1. Most, if not all trains from Milan to Venice require a seat reservation. If you buy at the station you risk the preferred train being booked out. Also you'll be spending time on buying tickets while you're more efficient simply buying them in advance: myswissalps.com/train tickets/italy/price. If you will have a pass for Switzerland you will need tickets from Chiasso (Swiss border) to Venice.

2. The Swiss franc is the only official current. Euro's are an expensive way to pay and not accepted everywhere. Please see myswissalps.com/ swissfranc.

Please feel free to post further questions in a new thread so more people will notice.

I hope this was useful!

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