Itinerary advice for 4 days trip from Zurich

Itinerary advice for 4 days trip from Zurich

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rockoyster
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Apr 10, 2018 - 10:07 AM in reply to maizon

Luzern to Weggis or Vitznau is a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, yes. Or train and bus. You can find the quickest route using the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable).

maizon
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Apr 16, 2018 - 9:36 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster

I need your opinion for my itinerary fro Lauterbrunnen to Murren to Schiltorn.

I plan to take early morning train from Zurich 6:02AM to Interlaken OST-Lauterbrunnen. Then from Lauterbrunnen take a bus to Stechelberg.Then from there take cable car to Schiltorn..Then to return I plan to take cable car from Schiltorn to Murren.Then from Murren take cogwheel to Grutschalp( Is it have cogwheel from Murren to Grutschalp?).then from there back to Lauterbrunnen.My flight from Zurich to Muscat on the night 21:55PM.

Is it I have enough time to do that?

rockoyster
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Apr 16, 2018 - 9:58 AM in reply to maizon

Hello maizon,

If you go up to Schilthorn via Stechelberg then you can back come down to Mürren and the catch cog-wheel train to Grütschalp and cable car to Lauterbrunnen and so back to Zurich.

I'm sure it would be possible if you only need to be back to the airport at 7.30 - 8.00pm. You need to use the SBB Timetable which I linked to earlier to work out whether you are happy to take such a trip in one day.

Alpenrose666
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:04 AM in reply to maizon

>> Then from Murren take cogwheel to Grutschalp( Is it have cogwheel from Murren to Grutschalp?)

The train between Mürren and Grütschalp is just an ordinary train, rather than a cogwheel train, as the route is not steep. It's just a very small train, with a couple of carriages.

Alpenrose

rockoyster
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:37 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

LOL. It's the first mountain railway I ever travelled on in Switzerland. I just assumed it was a cog-wheel. I blame the jet-lag.

maizon
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:41 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

OK Thank you. I will check the time table closely.

One more things,In your reply "Lauterbrunnen a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (cogwheel train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you can easily visit Schiltorn if you have time. All free with Swiss Travel Pass"

You said "all free with Swiss travel pass" means that all cable car and cogwheel train also free? because I read that with travel pass cable car discount 50%.

rockoyster
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:44 AM in reply to maizon

All free. Schilthorn was 50% in 2017 but is now 100% discount in 2018.

Last modified on Apr 17, 2018 - 1:44 AM by rockoyster
maizon
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:47 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

Ohh I see.

If can I want to try train like this picture?Is this what you mean cog wheel train?But which route I can find this train?

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rockoyster
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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:51 AM in reply to maizon

That's actually a funicular I would say. It gets hauled up the mountain by a cable. Not sure where that one is. Looks a bit Italian-ish.

The nearest one to Interlaken is Harder Kulm. There is one up to Allmendhubel from Mürren but I don't know if it will be operating when you are there. The steepest (and sexiest) one in the world is at Stoos.

Last modified on Apr 17, 2018 - 1:55 AM by rockoyster
Alpenrose666
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Apr 17, 2018 - 5:55 AM in reply to maizon

>> If can I want to try train like this picture?Is this what you mean cog wheel train?But which route I can find this train?

As rockoyster says, that is a funicular, rather than a cogwheel train. It is the one that goes from Mürren to Allmendhubel, and operates from 23.6.2018-14.10.2018. With a Swiss Travel Pass, the return fare Mürren-Allmendhubel is CHF 7 (50% discount).

It is located in the upper reaches of the village, about halfway between the cable car and railway stations in Mürren.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Apr 17, 2018 - 6:02 AM by Alpenrose666
rockoyster
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Apr 17, 2018 - 6:11 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

So not Italian-ish at all! It wasn't running when I was there in May 2017. Bah!

maizon
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Apr 17, 2018 - 6:49 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

OIC....

If I want to try this funicular train,how can I arrange my itinerary?My travel date is 19/9/18.Will start from Zurich at 6:00 AM and must return back to Zurich Airport by 7:00PM.

Now I plan to take bus from Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg-cableway up to Mürren.From Murren take cable car to Schiltorn.

To Return I plan Schiltorn-Murren-Grütschalp-Lauterbrunnen.

So can I go to Allmendhubel from Murren before I go back to Lauterbrunnen thru Grütschalp?

rockoyster
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Apr 17, 2018 - 6:56 AM in reply to maizon

"So can I go to Allmendhubel from Murren before I go back to Lauterbrunnen thru Grütschalp?"

You sure can. It runs every 20 minutes and it takes 12 minutes each way. It's an 8 minute walk from the station where you need to catch the train down to Grütschalp. Probably about the same distance from the Schilthorn Cable Car Station.

Last modified on Apr 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM by rockoyster
maizon
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Apr 17, 2018 - 7:16 AM in reply to rockoyster

OK tqvm for the info.

maizon
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Apr 20, 2018 - 9:43 AM in reply to maizon

Hi,

I have limited times to explore Switzerland.Only 3 days.

For 2nd day I don't know which itinerary better for me..Between travel with Benina Express in 1 day or spend 1 day at Lautherbrunnen-Murren-Brig-Allmendhubel -Schilthorn.

Any suggestion?

rockoyster
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Apr 20, 2018 - 9:47 AM in reply to maizon

The Jungfrau Region knocks the socks off sitting in a train (even the Bernina Express) for hours. Lautherbrunnen-Murren-Brig-Allmendhubel -Schilthorn gets my vote.

maizon
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Apr 20, 2018 - 9:58 AM in reply to rockoyster

OK.I also think about that....

And on 3 rd day before we back to Zurich Airport,I plan to go stoos.I read that it takes 2 hours from Zurich.Maybe I can try The steepest furnicular there.But I don't if the furnicular run on 19th sept.

I must reach Zurich Airport at least by 4PM-5PM because our flight at 9:55PM.

rockoyster
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Apr 20, 2018 - 10:07 AM in reply to maizon

Good decision. The SBB timetable will tell you if the Stoos Funicular is running on 19 September. Hint: Look up Schwyz to Stoos. Supplementary hint: It is. 🤓

maizon
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Apr 26, 2018 - 3:55 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hello,

If I stay at lucern around 16th sept-19sept,is it OK if my hotel is without air conditioning /heater ?

rockoyster
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Apr 26, 2018 - 4:08 AM in reply to maizon

Lack of air-conditioning may be reasonably common but a hotel without heating would be pretty rare in Switzerland I would have thought. Autumn weather is supposed to be quite nice but I've never been there in September so maybe someone else could chime in with an answer. If you don't get an answer maybe start a new thread. THis one has meandered around a fair bit.

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