Nov 4, 2010 - 2:06 PM
Hello Olga, thank you for your post. We are staying in Biel and planning trips to Zurich, Basel, Montreux and Geneva to sample the Advent atmosphere and Christmas markets, fancy quick visit to Bern as well if we can fit it in! Our first visit to Switzerland in 2001 was a 3-centre stay, taking in Hilterfingen on Lake Thun, Zermatt and St. Moritz. For the last 9 years we have spent 2 weeks in Hilterfingen so also know Bernese Oberland really well now, though because of the excellent travel system, we have been able to visit lots of other places as well, many of them off the touristy track. Careful research before we set off is the key to making the most of a 2 week stay. This forum has been a great help in that respect and I always enjoy reading your posts. I visit the forum every week to see what's new! I have just returned from showing some slide shows of my Swiss photos to a small fellowship group at my church and they can see why I love Switzerland so much and keep going back! Thank you again for your good wishes. Maggie. PS My school girl German and French (from 50 years ago) improve with every trip! People are so kind when I try to use them it is very encouraging.