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Lucerne-St Moritz-Zermatt

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Lucerne-St Moritz-Zermatt


Once we touch done in Zurich, we intend to proceed to Lucerne and stay a couple of days there. From there, is it recommended to travel by train from Lucerne to St Moritz or to Zermatt.

Lucerne --> St Moritz --> Zermatt ---> Lucerne


Lucerne --> Zermatt --> St Moritz --> Lucerne

We intend to stay a couple of days in Zermatt and St Moritz. Which way would be more beneficial in terms of scenery etc..

Any other ideas are appreciated. btw, we'll be in Switzerland for 10 days starting 13 Nov.

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1. Re: Lucerne-St Moritz-Zermatt

Hi less

First of all I need to tell you, that Novemer is not the best time to visit Switzerland. It is between the seasons and many mountain railways (encluding the tourist trains), hotels and restaurants will not be operating. Normaly the weather is humid and cool in the valleys and the weather development is very difficult to predict. Nevertheless we had a great November three years ago and there may be sunny days in the higher elevations (above the fog). On the other hand the country is less crowded by tourists and quieter.

Lucerne is a good place all year round as there is always something to do and to see, even if the weather is not splendid. Look at these links for more information:

www.luzern.org for the city of Lucerne

www.lucerne.ch for the Lucerne area

www.zug-tourismus.ch for the nearby Zug area

www.sbb.ch/en for railway timetables and fares

www.swisstravelsystem.ch for railpasses

Lucerne - Zermatt: Even if the Golden Pass Express does not run it is a great trip from Lucerne - Brünig - Meiringen - Interlaken - Zweisimmen - Montreux to Zermatt on the same tracks as the Express but with local trains. Look at www.goldenpass.ch/default.asp?Language=EN for more information. Maybe you would like to stop at Monhtreux for a visit of the Chillon castle ( www.chillon.ch/en/ ). Zermatt is a larger resort and there should be no problem to find an operating hotel. For more information about Zermatt look at http://www.zermatt.ch/en/index.cfm

From Zermatt there are different things to see and to do as you can see in the above homepage.

Zermatt - St. Moritz is a long train journey on the tracks of the tourist train Glacier Express which will not be running when you come. But local trains will be as you can see at the railway link I gave you above (insert "from Zermatt" "to St. Moritz "via Disentis"). You will need to change trains different times but do not worry, all the changes are indicated in the schedule at www.sbb.ch/en

St. Moritz is a little city. If you prefer you can go to one of the surrounding places (for exemple to Pontresina). For more information about this area look at


www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/en/berge/diavolezza/ and others

www.rhb.ch/index.php?id=33?&L=4 and tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g188077-d6…

From the St. Moritz area you better travel directly to Zurich instead of returning to Lucerne. Depending what time your flight starts you can travel the same day or the previous day. If you need to travel the previous day a city hotel would be great (only 10 minutes from Zurich mainstation (HB) to Zurich - Airport) by railway as you could walk around in Zurich before you start.

I hope this helps and please come back with more questions if required,


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