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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:06 AM
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I've even seen baby stroller carriages on the tremendous Mannlichen to Kleine Schediegg walk.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Again, a thousand thanks for all the great info. Still in planning stages but things are beginning to fall into place. We can't work out whether to go first to Berlin and then Switzerland or vice versa. Hubby will be coming from Bruges, and I can meet him either in Berlin or in Switzerland. Of course we need to decide this first before we book air tickets. We will then fly back to Australia either from Germany (Frankfurt) or Switzerland (Zurich). Is it preferable to choose one over the other, ie Bruges, Berlin, Switzerland, OR Bruges, Switzerland, Berlin?
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Have you checked prices for the airline ticket? Not sure if which city you fly in/out of will affect prices when you buy a ticket in Australia. Here in Canada there is a difference in price for tickets to various European destinations. Often tickets to Zurich cost much more than Frankfurt. There maybe a sigificant difference in price when flying out of either Zurich or Frankfurt. This maybe a deciding factor in which route to take. Also, check prices for flying out of Milan to return to Australia. If you travel southbound, you can end in Milan and fly home from there if you find a good airfare.
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Nov 7th, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Taking cost out of the equation, I always like to take in the cities first and nature second. Berlin has so many "must sees" and after a busy time there the Berner Oberland will be a wonderful rest, and depending what you see in Berlin, a chance to renew your spirits a bit.

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Nov 9th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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Swiss cities are really nice - whistle clean - great transport - perfection in many ways BUT there are lots of cities like that in Europe but there are nearly no Jungfrau-like areas with dramatic Alpine scenes so in Switzerland i put the cities second in importance to the hills.
That said on a rainy day in the Berner Oberland i'd head in a heartbeat to a place like Bern, one of Europe's very most beautiful cities - or Lucerne, also tremendously gorgeous. But if the weather is fine head to the hills IMO
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