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May 31, 2016 - 6:05 PM


We are a family of 5 - 2 parents, 1 grandparent and 2 kids under age 3. We're renting a car and traveling through Switzerland 12 June - 29 June. Our itinerary is below. It sounds like a 3 or 4 day Swiss Travel Pass would be best for our time in Lucerne/Lauterbrunnen, do you agree? Any other suggestions?

12-14 Stein am Rhein

14- 16 Lucerne (including trip to Rigi)

16-20 Lauterbrunnen with day trips to surrounding towns, (No trips to peaks as we're traveling with an infant)

20 - 24 Escholzmatt Farm with day trips in Emmental

24 - 29 Zurich (Dropping car on 24 and will use public transport)

Thanks so much!


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May 31, 2016 - 7:33 PM

Hi Angela,

If you're not using the car these days you could very well be right. In most cases, drivers pick a Swiss Half Fare Card because it's valid for a month and suitable for shorter trips like cable cars, boats, etc., while doing long distances by car. Please see:

You can visit peaks with an infant, just not the ones over about 2500 m. Unless your pediatrician says otherwise of course. Schynige Platte for example, is a wonderful trip and just over 2000 m. It's free with a Swiss Travel Pass.

Last modified on May 31, 2016 - 7:34 PM by Arno
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May 31, 2016 - 10:44 PM in reply to adunham

Hi Angela-

Do you know the Emmental?

Will you do any walking or hikng, admittedly difficult with 2 children under 3?

I have stayed all over the Emmental, but usually to the east of Escholzmatt.

Trubschachen, Langnau i.E., Grosshöchstetten, Konolfingen, Burgdorf, Affoltern i. E.,

Kaltacker, Huttwil, Lüdernalp, Sumiswald, Dürrenroth, Goldbach....those are the ones I can remember.

Did you have anything specific in mind?

When I want to visit the Ostschweiz, I stay in Steckborn or St. Gallen, but stayed once in Stein am Rhein and enjoyed it.


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