Dec 15, 2017 - 12:39 AM
in reply to caro69
>> I quite clearly need to go again in the spring then I can visit Montreux and so many other places.
For your next visit, you might like to consider Luzern/Lucerne and the Jungfrau Region (Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn etc) in addition to Montreux. You could incorporate the Golden Pass route: either the whole route between Luzern and Montreux or part of the route between Interlaken and Montreux.
Whatever you do, think twice before picking May or November for your trip, as those times of year correspond with the maintenance periods for cable cars etc in many parts of Switzerland. They tend to close for around 4-6 weeks, although some have a shorter closure period. A lot of hotels also close during these periods. Another thing to be aware of is that mountain transport that doesn't operate at all during the winter (mainly trains, funiculars and PostBuses on mountain routes) starts closing down from around the last week in October, and doesn't reopen until around the last week in May. The train to the Jungfraujoch operates all year though.
When you have decided on an itinerary, it would be a good idea to check with the forum before doing any bookings, so that you can be forewarned if some of the activities you would like to include are not feasible at the time of year you have chosen.
There is also some useful information here:
Last modified on Dec 15, 2017 - 7:43 AM by Arno