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hansaria
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May 4, 2018 - 1:19 AM

Dear All

this is my very first interaction through this forum and never been to Swiss country before..we are a family of three myself age 50; my wife 47 and daughter crossing 16 by 10th Oct 18....my 5 days stay thinking to be in and around Lucern area and I zeroed on so far winter tell pass. Or which pass the best or combination ?...coming through Paris either by flight or by train by 20th Nov....mt pitalis cable car open by 22nd Nov....

can anybody suggest how to proceeds and what to see and any other way best way iternary be made...I don’t have much idea about places as only first time visit will be...

Thanks in anticipation...

Lucas
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May 4, 2018 - 7:02 PM in reply to hansaria

Hi Hansaria and welcome to MySwissAlps!

We don't create itineraries here, but can guide you on where to go once you let us know your interests.

You can travel to Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train if the cable car is closed for maintenance (or vice-versa).

For ideas on what to do in Switzerland click here.

For help choosing the best rail pass look here. You have to plan out all your trips here first and then do the math to compare costs. The Tell Pass - Winter is a good choice if you are staying around Lucerne the entire trip. Otherwise perhaps the Swiss Travel Pass is a good option.

Removed user
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May 5, 2018 - 1:12 AM in reply to hansaria

Hi hansaria,

You will be a bit late for some mountain transport, which ceases operations for the winter, or for maintenance, after 18 November 2018. This includes:

  • Funicular Schwyz to Stoos
  • Funicular and cable car to the Stanserhorn
  • Cogwheel train Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm (but you can still get up and back, as Lucas mentioned, on the cableway from Kriens)

However, the following mountain transport will be operating during your visit:

  • Cableway Kriens to Pilatus Kulm (as mentioned above)
  • All modes of transport to the Rigi
  • Gondola to Titlis

Boats will also be operating on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne), but to a limited winter timetable, which you can find here:

www.lakelucerne.ch/en/ timetable-fares/timetable/

If you get the Tell-Pass Winter, you will need one each for yourself, your wife and your daughter (as she will be already aged 16 at the time of your trip).

Alpenrose

Last modified on May 5, 2018 - 1:12 AM by Removed user
longservice
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May 12, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Hi Alpenrose,

You mention that the Funicular Schwyz to Stoos is closed after Nov 18th, do you know for how long? is this only for a week or two, or the whole of winter. We are returning to Switzerland again this year in December and had hoped to do this as an excursion from Luzern.

Regards

Longservice.

Lucas
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May 12, 2018 - 2:51 PM in reply to longservice

Hi Longservice,

It is easiest to check with the timetable. Search fro Schwyz Stoosbahn to Stoos. Normally it is one funicular ride but in some dates it is a bus and cable car from Morschach.

longservice
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May 12, 2018 - 11:27 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank You Lucas,

However the timetable only extends to 8/12/2018 and not yet beyond. The date we would want to do this excursion would be around 13th Dec to 15th December 2018. This is why I was curious to know if Alpenrose somehow knew a little more than what I was able to glean from the timetable. He mentions that the funicular will be closed after Nov 18th, so I thought maybe he has gleaned that information from another source that may also have information regarding a re-opening date.?

Kind Regards

Longservice.

rockoyster
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May 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM in reply to longservice

The Stoos Funicular resumes winter service Saturday 8 December.

Slowpoke
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May 13, 2018 - 12:53 AM in reply to longservice

<<"again this year in December ">>

Dates?

Ooops. Just read your post again.

Rockoyster, with his usual precision, has given you the answer.

Slowpoke

Last modified on May 13, 2018 - 12:55 AM by Slowpoke
longservice
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May 13, 2018 - 11:04 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster,

Many thanks for the winter start date.... This will work well for us later this year. And thank you also to Lucas, it was as a result of your trip report to Stoos a while back that made me decide that this will be a trip well worth the effort.

Kind Regards

Longservice.

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