Trip to Switzerland in June -5 days trip plan help

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Virat puri
Virat puri
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Apr 21, 2018 - 6:38 AM

Hello readers,

I am planning a trip to Switzerland in Mid June this year from Frankfurt for 5/6 nights with my wife and a 3 year old kid and have zeroed in on a few places including Jungfraujoch, Harder Kulm, Titlis, Pilatus, Zermatt, Zurich, Rhine falls, Black forest. I mainly have two questions :-

1. Is Swiss pass valid anywhere in Switzerland and includes travel through all buses, trains and trams? and do I need to buy a separate pass for a 3 year old?

2. I want to make a base at one place specially while visiting the first 5 places as I do not wish to carry the burden of luggage while travelling. Would Bern be a good option to stay throughout the 4/5 nights and use rail/bus transport to travel to the first 5 places mentioned above . Thereafter I can leave for Zurich and have a tour for Rhine falls and Black forest (I think Swiss pass would not work for travel to Black forest as it is in Germany). Next day I will take flight back from Zurich to India.

Please can someone help me with the answers to the above questions. Would happy to have other suggestions.

Thank You.

Virat Puri

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Apr 21, 2018 - 7:42 AM in reply to Virat puri

HI Virat and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  1. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid almost everywhere in Switzerland yes. See the PDF map of the coverage area and list of discounted mountains here. 3 year olds need to ticket or rail pass.
  2. No, Bern is too far I think from the locations you mention. Probably the most convenient for rail options would be Interlaken. For a a bit better Alps experience have a look at Lauterbrunnen (still reasonable to get out of the Jungfrau region).

If you want a tour for the Rhine Falls and Black Forest have a look at this one.

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Apr 21, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Hi Virat

1. No ticket needed for 3 yr old. They travel free with Family card (free) along with their parents.

2. Luzern/Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen would be ok for stay. Rhine can be done from Zurich. With a 3 yr old, Titlis, Mt.Rigi ( free with travel pass), Pilatus and Luzern would be good. You can enjoy boating in Lake Luzern (free with travel pass). Jungfraujoch involves lots of train travel and depends heavily on the weather that day. Ice activities can enjoyed with older children

3. We also went to Lindt factory (Address: Pilgerweg 58, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland). Worth sampling and buying from them.

You allocate 1 day for Zurich , from which you can cover Rhine falls,factory and then fly out to India.

Have a Wonderful vacation


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