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From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

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From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

We are leaving in October for a 9 day tour of the Alps by panoramic train. We have booked 1 day before and 3 days after the tour in Zurich. I would love to go somewhere, possibly Basel, Frieborg Switzerland or would love to go to Strasbourg, France?

Any loves or likes amoung these choices? They need to be day trips as we will not be paying for 2 hotels and have reservations already in Zurich. The rest of the time we plan to spend seeing zurich.

So if you had a day, which place would you choose?

THANKS!!!

Charlotte

Edited: 8:24 pm, September 28, 2013
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1. Re: From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

You mean you cannot cancel some Zurich hotel stays?

Strasbourg is worth a trip except that in October the days are short, and it is over 2 hours each way from Zurich. Your visit will be very rushed. Freiburg am Breisgau is a little closer. Fribourg (CH) is one place which I never made a long enough stop to comment. Basel is a much bigger place with a lot of modern art themed destinations. One needs more than a day to go through this city.

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2. Re: From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

No we cannot cancel the hotel or we will lose the money. We got a great deal, pay up front. I thought there would be many day trips to take. Thanks for the info on Strasbourg, you are right a long day and short day light. We will be a bit rushed where ever we go, just wondering which is the best to rush through :-)

We like churches and museums and very old cities, but would only pick a few things to see in Basel.

Thanks for the Information!!

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3. Re: From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

For having spent years in Freiburg (Switzerland): nice town in several regards, but definitely not the one I would put on top of day trips out of Zurich. Or at best for people specially interested in late Middle Age architecture and arts (including churches).

Strassburg is kind of far away (more than 5h both ways by train). If interested in arts and architecture, definitely Basel.

But there are plenty of other interesting day trips or tours out of Zurich - even without considering the Alps. Depends imho mainly on what you are interested in.

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4. Re: From Zurich choose one , Basel OR Strasbourg or suggestions

May I suggest Bern and Murten; or St Gallen and Appenzell; even Rapperswil.

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