Jul 13, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Hello Hennessy Family! I think questions 2 and 3, on other resorts that can be visited from Meiringen/Hasliberg, have already been answered in this topic, right? The Swiss timetable will be of help as well, as it shows exact traveling times from and to Hasliberg, and all possible train connections.
Now for question 1: your Eurail Pass covers traveling by regular train, bus and boat in Switzerland. Mountain trains and some cable cars are discounted. Do you consider a 3 country Eurail Select Pass for Germany, Switzerland and Italy? In that case, you can follow the link 'Overview of the Swiss network on which the Eurail Select Pass is valid' at the Eurail Select Pass page for an overview of what's covered. (There are detail pages on the other Eurail Pass variants as well.) Further features are listed at this page too. Free traveling in Golden Pass trains is included. You only need to pay for the additional seat reservation.
I'm not sure about the fireworks. Generally, larger towns and cities will have more activities than the smaller ones. But even if there's not much to do in Meiringen/Hasliberg, spending New Year's Eve there has one great advantage: if you find a nice spot with a panoramic overview, you can see fireworks throughout the valley and that's magic.
As for question 5 on snowboarding: yes, there are many ski and snowboard tracks there. You'll find a link to a PDF map with all ski and snowboard slopes at the Meiringen-Hasliberg website.
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno