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Timbertrail
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Sep 12, 2019 - 2:14 AM

I would like to plan one last, romantic night in Switzerland after traveling the below route. I want to be in a quaint medieval town on the water. We will already have visited Lucerne for three nights, Lauterbrunnen for three nights, Montreux for two nights and Zermatt for two nights. We will leave Zermatt, bound eventually for Zurich for our flight home. Where would you stay for one night in between Zermatt and Zurich for this romantic last night (on a lake)? Our flight won’t leave until after 12 noon, so we don’t have to worry about super early morning wake up.

Timbertrail
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Sep 12, 2019 - 2:16 AM in reply to Timbertrail

I should add that we will be traveling in early June.

Timbertrail
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Sep 12, 2019 - 2:22 AM

Oh, and we will he taking the Glacier Express out of Zermatt. Sorry for the multiple posts for this one question! I totally missed the edit buttons.. duhhh

Last modified on Sep 12, 2019 - 2:24 AM by Timbertrail
Ildiko
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Sep 12, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Hi Timbertrail,

no worries about the number of posts, that is totally fine. The most important thing that you give the information so we can help you. :)

Yvoire is not on the way to Zurich, but you could visit it from Montreux if you add an extra night during your trip. It is actually already in France, as it is the other part of Lake Geneva. You can travel by a longer boat journey there from Montreux with 100 years old steamboats. Unfortunately the boat company does not have the next summer timetable yet, but this year they had a route between the 2 cities/villages. (I do not remember exactly but probably with a change in Lausanne). Learn more about boats on Lake Geneva: www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakegeneva

Thun (www.myswissalps.com/th un/activities) is a nice town too with a castle (and a few around). It is bigger than Yvoire, but it is half on the way from Zermatt to Zurich. In the summer time young adults are jumping from the bridges into the river in the city and they are swimming to the next one, where they climb up, then jump again. Also you can see surfers at the old wooden bridge. It is so much fun just to watch them. Lake Thun is beautiful too (www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakethun).

Last modified on Sep 12, 2019 - 8:18 AM by Ildiko
JaneEB
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Sep 12, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Hi Timbertrail

I have never stayed there, but why don't you stay in Zurich as you are flying out of Zurich airport. www.myswissalps.com/la kezurich or www.myswissalps.com/zu rich/hotels.

If you are flying out at 12 noon you will need to be at the airport 2 or 3 hours before your flight.

Enjoy your holiday.

Jane

Timbertrail
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Sep 12, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Thanks. These are nice suggestions but not what I’m looking for. We won’t be altering other parts of our trip or adding days. We plan a visit to Thun during our days in Lauterbrunnen.

Zurich accommodations are very expensive, so we don’t want to stay right in Zurich. Looking for small town romance. 😉

Last modified on Sep 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM by Timbertrail
Ildiko
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Sep 12, 2019 - 6:04 PM in reply to Timbertrail

Hi Timbertrail,

I totally understand. Could you tell as a bit more about your itinerary please? I didn't know that you are already planning to visit Thun. :)

I haven't been there, but after a search maybe Sempach at Sempachersee would be good, it is really small town. It is close to Lucerne though. You could also check Biel, on the shore of Lake Biel.

Are you looking for something like those?

Snowman
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Sep 14, 2019 - 9:18 AM in reply to Ildiko

Sempach. I’d second that. Was there in June. Or Stein am Rhein. That’s beyond Zurich, though, but not too far. Also, it is on a river rather than on a lake. Then there is Yvoire, on the French side of Lake Geneva, but truly medieval, you reach it by boat from Nyon or Rolle.

To avoid crowds select Sempach. If you don’t mind crowds select one of the other two.

Timbertrail
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Sep 14, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Thanks everyone. Still undecided, but you’ve given me some options to ponder...

1960man
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Sep 15, 2019 - 12:17 AM in reply to Timbertrail

Your point taken, but you are adding a lot of parameters for your request. Since you don't want to re-arrange any of the rest of your itinerary and you seem to already have planned lots of lakeside mediavel locations, there may not be much left for you to go at.

Much easier would be mediavel but not on water. A good example of this is Lenzburg. This is ideally situated for you - close to Zürich but possibly cheaper to stay and the castle is good.

TMKA
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Sep 15, 2019 - 10:33 AM in reply to Timbertrail

Yvoire France is supposed to be a wonderful medieval city on the lake.

Timbertrail
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Sep 16, 2019 - 9:10 PM in reply to TMKA

I don't think Yvoire will quite work in between Zermatt and Zurich via Glacier Express. But thanks! I will check out Lenzburg! Thanks

Last modified on Sep 16, 2019 - 9:10 PM by Timbertrail
Steph
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Sep 17, 2019 - 4:57 AM in reply to Timbertrail

Hello Timbertail,

Hope to nod add more confusion by adding more possibilities, but in the area of Zurich and the Lake of Zurich you could look at the village of Rapperswil, a medieval village on the far end of the Lake of Zurich, or Hurden, Lachen, etc.
Not really on the way from Zermatt to Zurich, but easy to reach from Zurich.

Have a look at this link, I found the Hotel Marina Lachen and the Hotel Rössli Hurden two very nice options.
- www.rapperswil-zuerichsee.ch/de/besuc hen/hotels-in-der-region-rapperswil-zuerichsee
- www.zuerich.com/en/vis it/attractions/town-of-roses-rapperswil

Best,
Steph

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