Jul 31, 2017 - 1:40 AM
in reply to Peterli
That is a BEAUTIFUL picture!
As with all of my Swiss trips I stay in one little hotel in Zürich extremely close to the HB and stay for 8 days using an 8 day, 2nd cl Swiss Pass. Every day is a round trip beginning and ending in Zürich. All of my trips are centered on train riding and photographing locomotives and trains. I do virtually no hiking except walking around city centers near the bahnhof such as walking over the old Luzern wooden bridge and visiting the old town.
I have been at the Neuchatel train station many times but only once took the bus down to the lakefront. I actually did not find much there that was interesting.
I do not like dragging luggage around and it is a waste of time checking in and out of hotels. Each morning I have a rough idea where I want to go but but usually just look at the main departure board and pick the next train out whether it be Chur or Brig. Here were three of my days last year:
June 6th, my 69th birthday: Zürich>Biasca/Pollegio via old Gotthard route>special Gotthard Base tunnel ride north>Gottardo 2016 north end celebration incl Erstfeld depot>Zürich
Zürich>Lausanne>Montreux>Martigny>Col du Gr. St. Bernard (lunch)>Martigny>Visp>Zürich
This year I have two days planned so far: Jura highlands roundtrip taking the little train from Solothurn to Moutier (not the long tunnel at Grenchen) to Delemont>La Chaux-de-Fonds>Neuchatel and Biel and second, the Central Alps bus round trip starting and ending in Meirengen. I do have to wake up really early and ride the Brünig Bahn from Luzern. I hope to find at least two more specific day trips before I arrive on Sept. 25th.