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Meeraoz
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Mar 12, 2018 - 5:28 AM in reply to rockoyster

Whoa - Tassie indeed. Thanks for that info about temperatures in Swiss land. 29 degrees in June - amazing. I thought it would be still cold in June.

rockoyster
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Mar 12, 2018 - 5:28 AM in reply to Removed user

Impressive list AR.

Does this www.buergenstock.ch/en /resort/buergenstock-funicular warrant a place on your list or stoos-muotatal.ch/en/facts-about-the-new-funicular-railway/? Or are we limited to cog-wheels? That Polybahn looks like it might have a cable.

rockoyster
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Mar 12, 2018 - 5:58 AM in reply to Meeraoz

It was a warm spell (for nearly a month) while we were there. There were people swimming in Lake Lucerne. We were wandering around in t-shirts on top of Pilatus.

The average maximum temperature for Lucerne in July/August is 24°C so there will be 30s and 20s. With climate change who knows.

Meeraoz
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Mar 12, 2018 - 6:11 AM in reply to rockoyster

That's good to know. I was wondering if I have to lug a lot of warm clothes but then i am starting my holiday in UK ie London in mid June.

maggiehorswell
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Mar 13, 2018 - 2:04 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose

Would we get any discounts on these with STP?

Maggie

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Mar 13, 2018 - 3:59 AM in reply to maggiehorswell

Hi Maggie,

>> Would we get any discounts on these with STP?

Do you mean the Dolderbahn, Seilbahn Rigiblick and UBS Polybahn funicular in Zürich?

Yes, they are all free with the Swiss Travel Pass. But of course, it wouldn't be worth using the Swiss Travel Pass unless you were also doing a longer day trip from Zürich on the same day.

A 24-hour ZVV pass for 1-2 zones in Zürich (which would cover the cogwheel and funiculars mentioned above) only costs CHF 8.80 (the same as two single fares in those zones).

Alpenrose

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Mar 13, 2018 - 4:13 AM in reply to rockoyster

>> Does this www.buergenstock.ch/en /resort/buergenstock-funicular warrant a place on your list or stoos-muotatal.ch/en/facts-about-the-new-funicular-railway/? Or are we limited to cog-wheels?

Yes, I was just listing cogwheel railways in the localities Meera had mentioned, as she had indicated an interest in travelling on a cogwheel railway.

As she also seems to be spending time in Zürich, I though it might be worth mentioning the two funiculars (Seilbahn Rigiblick and UBS Polybahn) as well, as they are fun to ride on, don't take too much time, have nice views at the top, and don't tend to be mentioned in the usual tourist info about Zürich.

>> That Polybahn looks like it might have a cable.

Yes, and so does the Seilbahn Rigiblick. That is why I referred to them as funiculars, rather than cogwheels ;-) The Dolderbahn, on the other hand, actually is a cogwheel railway.

Alpenrose

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Meeraoz
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Mar 13, 2018 - 6:06 AM

Thank you Alpenrose666 for providing more info while responding to Maggie. Much appreciated

Meeraoz
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Mar 13, 2018 - 6:13 AM

Google map shows that the UBS Polybahn is 6 mins walk from Zurich centre. The following link gives routes to Seilbahn Rigiblick (I guess it would depend on where I find accommodation - haven't booked yet)

moovitapp.com/index/en /public_transit-Seilbahn_Rigiblick-Z%C3%BCrich-stop_33131043-3524

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