Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Please Help! Day Trips to Bern, Thun, Castles, and MORE!

Please Help! Day Trips to Bern, Thun, Castles, and MORE!

Old May 30th, 2017, 01:09 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
One way Lucerne to Spiez or Thun you may want to take a slower route via Interlaken but much more scenic as you from Interlaken-Ost take the Brunig Pass route up and over the Brunig Pass -part of the Golden Pass scenic train route. Spiez to Interlaken is just about 20 minutes or so.

You could go Lucerne-Bern-Spiez- then take boat to Oberhofen then take boat to Interlaken from there. Then Brunig Pass line -outstandingly scenic day.
PalenQ is offline  
Old May 31st, 2017, 04:44 PM
  #22  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks so much Mokka and Palen! I think one of our day trips will be
Lucerne-Bern-Spiez. We will check out the castle and the area. We will make our way to the marina to have lunch. Any good recommendations? After lunch we will take the boat to Oberhofen ad check out the castle and surrounding area. Take the boat to Interlaken and train back to lucerne.

With one other day trip available.........do we choose Bern or to Engelberg to see titlus? The only reason I was leaning more towards Bern is because on our trip last year to Switzerland most of our time was spent in the "mountains"

Thoughts?
Love2TravlCC is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 05:43 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Its entirely up to your wish to be in the mountains or in a cool city.
If you've had your fill of mountains, then choose Bern. Easy to navigate, double layered (upstairs, downstairs) arcades shops, lots of cafes al fresco,
beautiful fountains (do some research beforehand), the bears, Muenster, clock tower, Einsteinhaus, Altes Tramdepot brewery, Rosengarten.
Just be sure to wander OFF the main thoroughfare to see the oldest party.
mokka4 is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 05:45 AM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'parts'! Oh, and there's some great Roesti to be eaten there!
mokka4 is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 05:53 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry, no recommendations come to mind for Oberhofen, but for Berner
Roesti--Le Mazot or Anker!
mokka4 is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 09:15 AM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The only reason I was leaning more towards Bern is because on our trip last year to Switzerland most of our time was spent in the "mountains">

Well then Bern for sure -really neat city - spend the day there.

Titlis is nice but not nicer than what you've seen.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 05:18 PM
  #27  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you both so much for all your advice and thoughts. Spiez/Oberhofen and Bern it is!!!!!!
Love2TravlCC is offline  
Old Jun 1st, 2017, 06:23 PM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm jealous! Not sure if Switzerland is in the cards for me this year
mokka4 is offline  
Old Jun 2nd, 2017, 12:22 PM
  #29  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We fell so in love with Switzerland! We can not wait to get back there and see it again!!!
Love2TravlCC is offline  
Old Jun 2nd, 2017, 02:07 PM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Report back!
PalenQ is offline  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 05:54 AM
  #31  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi everyone! The day has arrived! My husband and I leave for beautiful Switzerland tomorrow evening!! : ) Thanks again for all your help!!!
Love2TravlCC is offline  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 06:50 AM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bon Voyage!
mokka4 is offline  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 10:20 AM
  #33  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A warm spell hitting northern Europe it seems! Also bon voyage!
PalenQ is offline  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 12:42 PM
  #34  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes!! It seems like it will be quite warm! Hoping for maybe a bit of lake breezes? hahah
Love2TravlCC is offline  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 12:56 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 54,789
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
have a wonderful trip [and thanks to all for the tips - we're heading for Switzerland next week so they are ideal!]
annhig is online now  
Old Jul 31st, 2017, 01:00 PM
  #36  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bring in anything you need for the short term to beat still high prices in Switzerland!

Stock up at breakfast buffets - not as Rick Steves once advised years ago by filling your pockets but by stuffing yourself - I gorge enough so I am not hungry at lunch.
PalenQ is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
aanro
Europe
17
Mar 25th, 2018 05:28 AM
Ashecat
Europe
9
Jun 4th, 2017 10:06 AM
mananshamihoke
Europe
4
Aug 7th, 2015 01:50 PM
gs268
Europe
38
Sep 22nd, 2013 02:17 PM
aussietourist
Europe
34
Jul 18th, 2011 07:48 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:07 AM.