Castles within 2 hour rail of Lucerne

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SwizzTravels
SwizzTravels
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Oct 8, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Hello,

Are there any recommendations for an Excellent Caslte within like 2 hours of Lucerne?

The Castle in Geneva seems a bit far a full day trip seems like.

Thanks!

1960man
1960man
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Oct 8, 2018 - 11:17 PM

There are surprisingly few big castles in central Switzerland.

Your choice would be:

TOP CHOICE = Bellinzona, with its three (yes three) castles (although they are not the clichéd 'romantic' type)

Spiez (Luzern - Interlaken express then local train and/or Lake Thun boat to Spiez). As a bonus there also a castle at Oberhofen on Lake Thun.

Rapperswil (Voralpen Express direct from Luzern)

SwizzTravels
SwizzTravels
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Oct 9, 2018 - 2:29 AM

And are these trains included in the Rail Pass?

Thanks!

Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 9, 2018 - 7:19 AM in reply to SwizzTravels

Hi SwizzTravels,

You can find a list of museum etc that offer free access with the Swiss Travel Pass on our STP page here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/details

The map shows you which train routes are included: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity. All towns in Switzerland can be reached for free with your Swiss Travel Pass.

SwizzTravels
SwizzTravels
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Oct 9, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Great thank you!

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