Mar 30, 2018 - 4:30 AM
in reply to Stacy
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If you want to keep Berne in reserve for another rainy day, and don't want to go any further than possible, then I would opt for Zurich. It's closer than Basel, and there is more to do inside there. Let's face it, rainy and drizzly days are a real downer no matter where you go. I don't know what is in your plans for Lucerne, whether the Swiss Transportation Museum right there in Lucerne is already in your plans, but it is a very popular attraction . I've been there a good number of times and despite this my last visit lasted for over three hours. I could easily have stayed longer but I had to drive to visit friends in Germany that same day. You can learn more about this museum here: www.verkehrshaus.ch/en It is called the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz in Swiss-German and is located at 5 Lidostrasse. If you look at the attached diagram, you will see that it is easy to get there from downtown Lucerne by train, city bus, boat, or foot, although if it is raining you might prefer the bus.
By the way, I'm not hoping for rainy weather for you, but I do hope that you will get an opportunity to visit the old town in Berne. There are six kilometres of arcades along the streets in the old town, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The arcades mean you can keep pretty dry no matter what the weather, and there are all kinds of interesting shops and restaurants here. I remember hitch-hiking to Berne from Neuchâtel when I was a student and buying my first guitar in a shop in the arcades: www.myswitzerland.com/ fr-ca/6-km-d-arcades.html You may recall that earlier in this thread Rockoyster also suggested Berne.