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Old 03-25-2017, 12:43 PM
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Switzerland travel recommmendations

I'm going to a meeting in Basel, Switzerland the first week of May for 3 days. Taking the family & rented a house for a week. ( we have 2 college students) Anyone have any suggestions on places to go/see? We are interested in day trips but would consider overnight stay as well. Rented an suv but could also use the train.
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I'm going to a meeting in Basel, Switzerland the first week of May for 3 days. Taking the family & rented a house for a week. ( we have 2 college students) Anyone have any suggestions on places to go/see? We are interested in day trips but would consider overnight stay as well. Rented an suv but could also use the train.


Train is as good as it gets in Switzerland.

Strongly recommend Zermatt for village and Matterhorn. Train lets you off at the town.

We could move to Lucerne. World class city on the shores of a spectacular lake surrounded by mountains.

Eat Swiss chocolate including private tour, sample fondue.

There is much more but these are my fav's.


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Thanks for the suggestion, any thoughts on places to stay in Zermott?
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We have a lake named Lucerne near our home, we were thinking of visiting there as well.
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Are your 2 college students males?
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Are your 2 college students males?
No, why do you ask?
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I had the best Fondue I've ever eaten in Zermott. Amazing place
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No, why do you ask?
Well I was gonna say just drop them off in Zurich at Langstrasse area with a pocket full of euros, then just pick them up later and ask zero questions about where the euros went!

But if they are girls that's a serious no no!!! Don't let them out of your sight!!!
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The trains are awesome in Switzerland. I'd recommend taking the train as much as you can. Basel is an interesting place too (my mom was born there). The trams are cool and there are some interesting restaurants along the Rhine River. Sometimes you will see people wakeboarding on the river. It's a fairly fast river (and busy) so it's interesting to see the speed difference (relative to land) depending if they go up or down river.

Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva is an interesting spot.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chillon_Castle

Rhine falls is another interesting spot
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine_Falls
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If you will have a car be sure to drive some of the alpine passes. The switchbacks and views are incredible! One summer my wife and I did Furka, Brunig, Susten, Gotthard, Grimsel and St. Bernard. You just gotta watch out for cows on the road coming around some of the corners! It's also worth going up the Schilthorn gondola if you are near. You'll get a great view of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
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