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hansaria
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Jun 24, 2018 - 6:06 AM

Dear Sir,

we are visiting Luzern from 23rd Nov to 27th Nov, and one day we plan to do mount Pilatus and mount Rigi both..we will be taking winter tell pass, please guide us the best route fir the same during our winter visit...thanks in advance..

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Jun 24, 2018 - 7:08 AM in reply to hansaria

There is information here to help you - see in particular under the Route tabs, which explain how to get there.

www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

The cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm closes for the winter from 19 November 2018 until early/mid May 2019, but you can still go up and back on the cableway between Kriens and Pilatus Kulm

www.myswissalps.com/ri gi

All modes of transport to the Rigi will be operating when you are there.

You can use the Swiss Timetable to plan your trips.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Use the one on the right with the red SBB logo.

Alpenrose

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hansaria
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Jun 25, 2018 - 11:24 AM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alpenrose Sir, but i wanted to know interconnecting point between the mount pilatus and the rigi!! or else i would have to come back to luzern again to visit other same day!!Please guide from this point view.

Further, I be visiting from Paris to Basel (on our way to luzern same day stay there) on 23rd Nov morning approx 10.30 am by train and shall be visiting Interlaken from basel and there a chocolate making company near station, and my daughter wanted to learn that 2-3 hours activities and we (couple) having 3 hours extra time to leisure and i thought of Giessbach waterfalls from brieng and checked with SBB timetable and got from brienz station to 2 minute walk and stating Brienz(see) BAV DAMPFSCHIFF....to Giessbach see ...is this same Giessbach waterfall visit by boat!!! The brienz(see) to Giessbach see journey stated for 11 minutes!!!Please clarify and further we be using winter tell pass, so that boat journey be free with winter tell pass....thanks in anticipation

Lucas
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Jun 25, 2018 - 12:07 PM in reply to hansaria

Hi Hansaria,

If you enter Pilatus to Rigi on the timetable it will show you the quickest way to get there (going via Lucerne is the quickest).

Normally, from the town of Brienz, you can take an 11 minute boat ride to Geissbach Falls yes. But the boat isn't operating in the winter (late October until March). https://www.myswissalp s.com/boatlakebrienz

If you check the timetable from Brienz, See to Geissbach Falls, See you won't get any boat connectionos but you can go by bus from Brienz to Geissbach. The Tell Pass Winter does not cover Lake Brienz. Only travel from Luzern to the town of Brienz. https://www.myswissalp s.com/tellpasswinter/v alidity

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hansaria
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Jun 26, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Dear Lucas Sir, i have checked sbb time table and as on 23.11.18, i am not finding any rail from brienz to giessabach, only bus connection is there till giessabach falls.........it seems no train running in between the two in last week of Nov also...thanks

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Jun 26, 2018 - 9:14 AM in reply to hansaria

>> i am not finding any rail from brienz to giessabach

That's right. There is no railway line on that side of the Brienzersee (Lake Brienz). The train runs along the opposite shore.

The boats on the Brienzersee only run until 21 October 2018 and don't start running again until the end of March 2019. The funicular between the boat wharf and the Grandhotel Giessbach doesn't run after 21 October either.

The Giessbach Falls is not really a suitable destination for November.

Alpenrose

Lucas
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Jun 26, 2018 - 11:52 AM in reply to hansaria

Yes, my apologies...bus not train on that route. :)

hansaria
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Jun 26, 2018 - 1:06 PM in reply to hansaria

Dear Lucas Sir, we largely benefitted by your and alpenrose Sir and other experts advices , so its all fine....As i stated that on 23rd Nov be visiting from Basel to Interlaken and my daughter wanted to learn choloate manufacturing process nearby station only, and we having 2-3 hours with us before we proceeds to Luzern stay same day, so after many research and talking, lake thun also not suiting nor giessabach falls...so i think only option is either wengen visit and from that church leutrabrunnen valley scenic and back or else interlaken city wandering for 2-3 hours....Sir what you suggest , please suggest with your invaluable advice...thanks and regards

Lucas
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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:48 PM in reply to hansaria

Yes, Wengen is a nice idea - https://www.myswissalp s.com/wengen. Some great mountain views to enjoy during the short time you have available. You could also got o Trummelbach falls, just past Lauterbrunnen. https://www.truemmelba chfaelle.ch/e/

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