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Trine0409
Trine0409
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Jan 28, 2020 - 1:21 PM

Hello,

I'm going to Basel with my boyfriend for 4 days in February, and we would like to spend a day exploring a mountain. I just don't know which is worth most? Which mountain would you pick if you only had 1 day to explore a bit nature in Switzerland.

Thanks in advance :)

Arno
Arno
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Jan 28, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Hi Trine0409,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! I'd go to Mount Rigi. There's much more to see/do there on and around the mountain. It can be a varied trip by boat and train and even cable car, plus two sides of the mountain to go up and down. Please find details here: www.myswissalps.com/rigi.

You can also visit Lucerne for an hour or two en route: www.myswissalps.com/lucerne.

Last modified on Jan 28, 2020 - 5:10 PM by Arno
rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 28, 2020 - 10:25 PM in reply to Trine0409

Harder Kulm Funicular doesn’t operate in February so you can rule that out.

Rigi is a nice varied option as Arno describes.

Another alternative is to go to Lauterbrunnen. From Lauterbrunnen a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you can easily visit Schilthorn (don’t miss The Thrill Walk at Birg). Once back at Lauterbrunnen you could pop up to Wengen. A Saver Day Pass would cover all your travel costs except for Schilthorn. Covers trip to Rigi as well.

For checking timetables see www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/checking-train-timetables.

Trine0409
Trine0409
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Feb 5, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Thank you!

Do you know if Mount Rigi is open on sundays? And if public transport is the same on sundays? Because we are going there from Basel :)

Trine0409
Trine0409
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Feb 5, 2020 - 2:11 PM in reply to Trine0409
Last modified on Feb 5, 2020 - 2:21 PM by Trine0409
rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 5, 2020 - 7:42 PM in reply to Trine0409

Yes the trains and boats involved in the round trip to Rigi operate every day. The second timetable is the one you want for the regular boat services to Weggis or Vitznau.

Train services may vary but very slightly if at all on Sundays. See www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/checking-train-timetables.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Feb 5, 2020 - 8:51 PM in reply to Trine0409

Hi Trine0409,

you can get to Rigi all year round. You can read how to get there at www.myswissalps.com/rigi/gettingthere.

Also some information about Basel can be found at www.myswissalps.com/basel. Also see: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/basel and www.myswissalps.com/munsterbasel.

Ildiko

Last modified on Feb 5, 2020 - 8:52 PM by Ildiko

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