Golden Pass (Interlaken to Zweisimmen to Montreux)

Golden Pass (Interlaken to Zweisimmen to Montreux)

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soh0512
soh0512
3 posts
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Mar 3, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Hi,

I plan to take Golden Pass Route from Interlake to Zweisimmen to Montreux, taking 9:08 train and arrive Zweisimmen 10:19.

I plan to take the next train to Montreux leaving 10:25, which is 6 mins apart. I have a group of 5pax and will have luggages to pull. I would need advise if I have time to board the 10:25 train or I should take the next train at 11:05 for seats reservations, not knowing if the boarding platform for Montreux is far or just nearby?

Thanks,

Sally

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1098 posts
top member
Mar 3, 2017 - 9:13 AM in reply to soh0512

Hi Sally,

Your train will arrive in Zweisimmen on platform 6, and you will need to transfer to platform 5 for your connecting train, so it's not very far.

Unless your travel party includes people with some mobility limitations, or more luggage than they can easily manage themselves, you should have no trouble making the connection.

Get your things together and retrieve your luggage from wherever you have stored it shortly before arriving at Zweisimmen, so that you are ready to get off without delay once the train has pulled into the station.

It's been 3 years since I last took that train, but I seem to remember that changing platforms was done without having to change levels. In any case, if you do have to go down to a subway and up again, there will at least be a ramp.

Alpenrose

soh0512
soh0512
3 posts
new member
Mar 3, 2017 - 12:56 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

HI Alpenrose,

Thank you for your advise.

If I will to take the next train (11:05), I will have around 45mins to linger around. With this amount of waiting time, is it enough for me to just pop out to take some nice photo of Zweisimmen and where should I head for?

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1098 posts
top member
Mar 4, 2017 - 12:20 AM in reply to soh0512

>> If I will to take the next train (11:05), I will have around 45mins to linger around. With this amount of waiting time, is it enough for me to just pop out to take some nice photo of Zweisimmen and where should I head for?

I'm not familiar with Zweisimmen personally, as I haven't done anything other than change trains there.

However, there are some attractive chalet-style buildings in the vicinity of the station, which might provide some photo opportunities for you.

You could have a look in Google Street view to identify anything in particular that you would like to photograph.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 4, 2017 - 12:21 AM by Alpenrose666
Arno
Arno
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Mar 4, 2017 - 8:32 AM

There's not really much to see within 45 minutes, but the church on the Kirchgasse is a nice spot. You'll find a picture of it on myswissalps.com/simmen valley. A map can be found here.

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