Oct 17, 2010 - 5:20 AM
Hello ceremalt. I agree with Maggie: Lucerne is a very nice resort for families. Zurich has lots to offer as well, including several musea and boat trips over the lake. Lucerne, however, is closer to the Alps and its surroundings are definitely more impressive than those of Zurich.
If you want to visit viewing points such as Mt. Titlis, the Jungfraujoch and the Black Forest (which is in Germany), it would be best to stay on the northern side of the Alps, so you could choose from Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken in that case. I'd recommend Interlaken (or a nearby town such as Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen or Grindelwald) in any case, as the region south of it is stunning and offers some of Switzerland's most beautiful mountains.
Unfortunately, Mt. Titlis is closed down during your visit due to maintenance. Fine alternatives in this region, which are open, are Pilatus (which can be reached from Lucerne and Alpnachstad) and Rigi. The Jungfraujoch can be visited all year round. This goes for the Black Forest as well.
I hope this helps you decide!
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