Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Swiss visit - Mürren for Berner Oberland and Chur? Sargans? for Engadin hub

Jump to last reply

I've decided on a week+ in Switzerland in late June before heading to a meeting in Vienna. 15 years ago my husband and I based in Wengen, Lugano, and Vevey. I definitely want to return to the BO area--I love mountains; it was so gorgeous but it snowed one day we were there, so no views that day. 30 years ago I visited Zurich, Luzern area, Interlaken, and Berne.

I will be traveling solo, enjoying train views, doing light hiking, looking at architecture.

My plan is arrive early a.m. on Tuesday at ZRH, catch trains to Mürren. Of course, weather dependent but hope to take light walks that afternoon/evening, Next day take trip to Schiltorn, then valley or over to Wengen, Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidigg (the walk we did in the snow before). Thursday do whatever I didn't do on Wednesday, then catch afternoon train to Engadin area.

Because my onward train trip will be to Austria, the connection will be in Sargans. The easiest hub would be Sargans, but is that a good choice over Chur? There is a Post Hotel in Sargans. I am mainly just looking for a place to conveniently drop my bag and sleep.

My plans in the area are for Friday and Saturday: one day take train up to Poschiavo and back to see the views and stroll a bit. The other day take local trains among villages such as Guarda, Ardez, Zuoz, or Samedan (recommendations welcome) to see the architecture.

Sunday I will probably train on to a stop in Austria somewhere around Innsbruck or Salzburg to spend that night and Monday before taking the last train leg on to Vienna on Tuesday.

Question really is whether Sargans is too small or depressing or anything else that would say "Don't stay there" versus larger Chur with bad weather alternatives, more accommodation options, etc. but busier, noisier when I am looking for quiet nature and cute small towns.

21 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 When to go to Sicily
  2. 2 Careful now in train stations even after security
  3. 3 Rome Areas to stay
  4. 4 Wengen to Torino?
  5. 5 St Germain
  6. 6 Suggestions for places to stay on Madeira, but not Funchal? And driving?
  7. 7 Lakes District UK
  8. 8 Pleasant Perches from which to Ponder Paris?
  9. 9 First timers travelling through Italy, Switzerland and France in Feb/March
  10. 10 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  11. 11 Vicenza and Padua (Palladian villas) without a car
  12. 12 50 and Fabulous in 2015---need help planning my trip to Amalfi, FINALLY
  13. 13 Trip Report Chilling in the Cyclades May 2014--Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Athens
  14. 14 otel.com / metglobal.com is a scam
  15. 15 how about a Malaga lunch?
  16. 16 Versailles-How Long to Plan for a Visit to Trianons
  17. 17 Trip Report Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice with 4 teenagers, 1 kid, 19 days perfect!
  18. 18 Suggestions for Munich in early December
  19. 19 England & Scotland in April
  20. 20 Rental car scams in Italy
  21. 21 December vacation help, 2 weeks - southern Italy or Spain or other?
  22. 22 Trip Report Adventures in Italy with Momma
  23. 23 Amsterdam + Alps + Tuscany in 2 weeks
  24. 24 Unique Venice Activity
  25. 25 22 days or DIY tour
View next 25 » Back to the top