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One or two day trip from Bern

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One or two day trip from Bern

I am planning a holiday in Switzerland staying with a friend in Bern. While she has asked me to come for a month I do not wish to out stay my welcome and am looking to plan several one or two day trips from Bern (or more days if that is recommended by anyone). I am interested in learning about Switzerland, it's nature, culture, industry. I like train travel very much.

I will continue researching on tripadvisor, but any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Regards Karen

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1. Re: One or two day trip from Bern

When are you travelling?

Most places can be reached on day trips from Bern. For the Engadin, some other remote parts of the Graubueneden and the Ticino it's better to have two days. For most destiantions outside Switzerland you need to have two or more days eg. Stuttgart, Munich, Paris or Rome

Get a Half Fare Card or even a Swiss (Flexi) Pass, it will save you a lot of money! Switzerland has the best public transport network in the world and the trains are it's backbones. Most rides in the mountains are very scenic.

Some possible day trips:

Zermatt and Gornergrat and/or the Klein Matterhon

Lucerne, boat to Vitznau, Rigi, and if you like it the Zoo in Arth Goldau

train to Montreux, visit the Chillon castel then the Golden Pass train to Spiez and back to Bern



Schilthorn and Truemmelbach Falls

some bad weather options:

Papilloram (not a full day trip)

Lucerne with Transport museum and maybe the Glass museum in Hergiswil

Zurich and it's great Zoo.

Gruyeres (old town, castel and cheese factory), chocolate museum in Broc and if you haven't eat too much chocolate at the museum the spa in Charmey

Here some good sites to get started:









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2. Re: One or two day trip from Bern

Thank you so much for your very informative reply to my question. It is appreciated. I'm getting very excited at the prospect of my trip.

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