3 days Lausanne in May with 3 yr old granddaughter

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Jan 31, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Spending 3 days in Lausanne with daughter and granddaughter age 3. WIll be chief care-giver of youngster as her mother is attending a conference. Suggestions please for what is available and appealing for such an age?

Would like to spend a day in the mountains afterward. Zermatt or Jungfrau. Thoughts about which is likely to be better, say early mid-month? Previous experience says lots of fog when near the larger lakes can be expected???? Should we consider making Luzern a hub for two nights? Better to be in center city or outside, say at Hotel Balm in Meggen?

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Feb 1, 2017 - 6:54 PM in reply to applecroft

Hi applecroft,

I would say the Jungfrau region is best as it's a larger area with things to do at lower and higher altitudes. In Zermatt, everything is at higher altitudes and in May things could be muddy as the snow is still melting away. Lucerne will certainly be fine as well in May. City center or countryside is a personal preference, either is fine. A nearby train station is a great benefit. Both Meggen and Lucerne have a train station. Lucerne is more central so you may save on traveling time.

The risk of fog near large lakes doesn't ring a bell to me. There can be fog year round, but the fall is more risky than another other season, particularly at low altitudes. The lake areas often get more hours of sun than mountain resorts in my experience.

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Feb 1, 2017 - 7:25 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for the advice. Fog references were because in early June 2016 we were in considerable fog when in the valleys of Lake Geneva, ditto Zurich and Neuchatel. Which is why being in higher elevations seemed wise. Perhaps we hit a poor patch. Again your comments welcome!

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