May 5, 2011 - 3:40 PM
Thank you for your very prompt reply.
We have already booked our hotels in Zermatt and Grindelwald and cannot change them, so although I would like to travel to the eastern part of Switzerland, I'm concerned that we might not make it back to Frankfurt early enough for our flight home. We had originally thought we would like to visit near the National Park and had received a reply from the only hotel there. It just seems like it may be a little bit out of our way. There does seem to be some nice hiking in and around the National Park. However, after hiking in Zermatt for 5 days, and in the Jungfrau region for another 5 days, we may be ready to relax and take small walks and visit some museums/and/or castles.
The reason we were considering driving, is that I can't imagine what to do with our luggage once we get off the train in St. Moritz or Zernez? What do we do if we want to visit a museum or a castle? If we arrive early in the day, before we can check into a hotel, how would we wheel around our luggage? We plan on traveling light, with just a backpack and one suitcase each, but it seems as though it would be cumbersome to get off a train here and there and see the sites, while dragging around a suitcase. How do people manage this?
If we do decide to drive, we would still need the mountain passes or the half fare card. Which do you think would be best?