Traveling in Switzerland with father in wheelchair

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Jun 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM

We planned my 50th birthday celebrations nearly a year ago for two weeks mid August We are flying from London to Milan are spending one week in Lake Maggiore before travelling from Stresa by train to Wengen where we are staying for one week before travelling to Zurich by train and flying home to UK.After a great deal of investigations and support from this forum and trip advisor we decided to get Bernese Oberland passes- there are 6 of us travelling. I have not yet purchased as have been very preoccupied as in the intervening period my father has developed bone cancer and has deteriorated significantly. We still plan to go ahead but now will need to take him in a wheelchair. I would be really grateful fro any advice and tips for travelling please. Thanks

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Jun 25, 2017 - 2:47 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about his condition. I very much hope you can all make it a memorable trip! If he can walk short distances a foldable wheelchair would be handy. If he can't, I'd suggest to try to minimize the number of changes during train and cableway trips. E.g. visiting Jungfraujoch from Wengen is just one change. Visiting Schilthorn requires 4 changes.

You'll find a lot of information on As far as I know the discounts are only for Swiss residents, but assistance to board trains is available for everyone.

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