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Mandi88
Mandi88
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Mar 14, 2020 - 3:33 PM

Hi, we are currently in Switzerland and have been advised to cancel our accommodation in Lugano, due to the Corona Virus, so we are now looking to spend 2 nights somewhere else. We will be travelling from St Moritz and heading for Lucerne where we will spend our last 4 nights. We will have already been to Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt and St Moritz. We have a Swiss Travel Pass. Looking for suggestions please.

Anna
Anna
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Mar 14, 2020 - 4:14 PM in reply to Mandi88

Hi Mandi88,

Sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip to Lugano.

As an alternative, I would recommend spending a couple of days in the Bernese Oberland (www.myswissalps.com/berneseoberland)

Maybe the areas around Lake Thun or Kandersteg. Or you could go to Neuchatel.

While travelling, do take the necessary precautions in view of the current situation around the Codiv-19 outbreak. The SBB recommends the following 'clever commuting' tips:

  • maintain distance from other people if possible when waiting at stations or stops
  • maintain distance from other people as far as possible and follow the hygiene rules and behaviour recommendations
  • avoid travelling at peak times as far as possible. Peak time is from 06:00 to 09:00 and in the evenings from 16:00 to 19:00 on weekdays. It may differ depending on the route and train
  • if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g. coughing and fever), please do not use public transport

Safe travel and regards,

Anna

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7496 posts
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Mar 15, 2020 - 1:02 AM in reply to Mandi88

Hi Mandi88-

Do you have particular interests?

Museums, hiking, old towns, photography, food, skiing...?

Slowpoke

ssuda70
ssuda70
13 posts
new member
Mar 15, 2020 - 7:11 AM

Hi Mandi88,

You can spend some time around lake Brienz or go to Lauterbrunnen and have free STP cable car to Murren.

Best Regards

Simon

Suzanne
Suzanne
344 posts
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Mar 15, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Hello Mandi88,

I am sorry to read about you having to change your travel plans.

I would agree that the Bernese Oberland would be great to spend extra time there as an alternative. I will attach some links regarding that region and in and around Lucerne to help you decide:

Bernese Oberland:

In the meanwhile, please keep posted with travel recommendations regarding the virus with the below links:

Take care and good luck!

Suzanne

Mandi88
Mandi88
5 posts
new member
Mar 15, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Thank you everyone for your help.

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