May 28, 2013 - 3:28 AM
1) All purchase options are at the Swiss Pass page (select your country, travelers and pass first). Buying at the airport is one of the options. You're traveling in high season, it can be busy, but it will vary and it's hard to predict. If you don't want to loose time you can easily get the pass in advance. If you get it through the webshop of the Swiss railways
you can validate the pass yourself and board the first available train immediately.
is the best location for the plans on your list. It's more central than Zurich, and Engelberg is quite isolated. Hotels near the old town and rail station are listed here
. There is a similar overview for Zurich
3) & 4) It depends on where you decide to stay. Mountain transport services are usually only available until late afternoon, you'd best check the timetable
for that. I would suggest to explore the town you're staying in and/or do a boat trip on Lake Lucerne
or Lake Zurich
on the 5th. On the 8th, a short boat trip would be an option as well, as well as a mountain trip if you start early (e.g. Pilatus
, which is very close to Lucerne). You need nice weather for that, so I would recommend to decide the prior evening. A museum visit can also be done that morning.
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