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Oct 14, 2019 - 2:09 AM

Hi! My husband and I are traveling to Switzerland for the first time in January. We have 4 days and 3 nights. We are traveling from Paris and are planning to buy a eurail global pass. I'm just not sure whether we should book a chalet in Thun to stay all nights or stay at different locations. I want to see Zermatt, Interlaken, and Zurich. Can you please share your thoughts and recommendations? Thank you

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Oct 14, 2019 - 5:04 PM in reply to Kishla3292

I am not aware of chalets in Thun, but apart from that all options are possible, as well as many othes. It's all up to you.

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Oct 14, 2019 - 5:46 PM in reply to Kishla3292

Hi Kishla3292, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!

Yes, I think Thun would make a great base town for your plans. It's a scenic town on the shores of the lake, with excellent rail connections to several parts of the country. Please refer to www.myswissalps.com/th un for more information. Note that holiday homes and apartments are usually rented out for full weeks only, although exceptions may apply. For a shorter stay, hotels may be a bit easier: www.myswissalps.com/ho tels, www.myswissalps.com/th un/hotels. You can check traveling times to all destinations with the aid of the SBB advanced timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

Please find further information about the Eurail Global Pass at www.myswissalps.com/eu railglobalpass, and information on towns you mentioned at

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Oct 14, 2019 - 10:55 PM in reply to Kishla3292

You won't find 'chalets' in Thun as it is a main town. You might find apartments but yours is a short stay so I would choose accomodation based on what looks attractive on the main travel accommodation websites, ie booking.com , hotels.com , expedia.com , trivago.com etc

Nevertheless Thun is a good base as it is on a major railway route with easy access to the Capital city Bern to the north and the Alps to the south


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