Apr 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM
Some towns/regions indeed offer a free card but the options are quite different. The Riviera Card in the Montreux region happens to be one of the best in Switzerland. Zurich does not offer a card. You can buy a ZurichCARD for traveling, museums and more, or various other local travel passes. Lucerne offers a free card, but not for traveling. It gets you reductions on entrance fees. The card in Lauterbrunnen is similar to the one in Lucerne I think (no transport), but I don't have many details about that one.
A one night hotel stay is sufficient, I haven't heard of exceptions to that rule.
In general the local cards do not offer added value to Swiss Travel Pass holders, as it already includes free traveling and also free entrance to most museums. They can be valuable for Swiss Half Fare Card holders or if you don't have any other passes and just make trips in a limited area.
Last modified on Apr 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM by Arno