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Linda May 21st, 2001 08:49 PM

Zurich and beyond???
 
Flying in and out of Zurich first two weeks in October. Would like to spend a week in Switzerland and a week in either Italy of France. Love to drive, see beautiful scenery , meet people and find great restaurants. Have never been to any of these countries(Paris 30 years ago) <BR>and need help with itinerary. Thanks everyone!

Greg May 21st, 2001 09:56 PM

Linda, I like the Bernese Oberland and the Wallis area of Switzerland. <BR> <BR>Murren, Wengen, Grindlewald and stops in Kandersteg are among my favorites. <BR> <BR>Those villages I mentioned are about 3-5 hours from Zurich by train. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>I'd pop over to one of those areas and start making the Berner Oberland-Jungfrau scene. <BR> <BR>The Wallis area is nice also. Zermatt and Saas Fee are some of my stops also. <BR> <BR>http://www.muerren.ch/overview.htm <BR> <BR>http://www.wengen-muerren.ch/flash/i...e-muerren.html <BR> <BR>http://www.ski-zermatt.com/zermatt.html <BR> <BR>http://www.saas-fee.ch/frame-e.html <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>

Consult Ed May 22nd, 2001 03:58 AM

A frequent visitor here, and the web site is brimming with Switzerland information. <BR>

anissa May 22nd, 2001 06:08 AM

What a cool idea to spend a full week in Switzerland. I completly agree about Wegen, Grindlewald and Zermatt. Lovely places in summer and winter! <BR> <BR>May I also suggest that if you are flying into Zurich, going towards the German border a little? You are extremly close to Konstanz (Constance in "American"), if I remember correctly it is only about an hour train ride. Very beautiful town/lake area with lots of history. Also the Rheinfalls and Shaffhausen are close. Shaffhausen has gorgeous painted houses and the Rheinfalls are spectacular - kind of like Europe's Niagra Falls.

Greg May 22nd, 2001 08:19 AM

Take a look at Ed's great web site also. <BR> <BR>http://www.twenj.com/swissvisit.htm <BR> <BR>

kathy May 22nd, 2001 05:28 PM

Is it Shaffhausen that has the pretty little painted houses? or is Stein Am Rhein? or are they the same. <BR> <BR>Another area that is looking quite interesting for my trip in June is the Lake Geneva area/ Lausanne, Montreaux, etc. This is the french speaking part of Switzerland. <BR> <BR>I would have loved to go to the Oberland area and hopefully will next time. K.

anissa May 24th, 2001 06:16 PM

Just saw the post (sorry, don't get the chance to check the site everyday!). Shaffhausen and Stein-am-Rhein are two different towns, and both are pretty with painted houses. I am a blonde, so have been known to confuse things, and everytime we went to the Rheinfalls we went to both places (in fact took the boat ride twice) but if I remember correctly Shaffhausen has the prettiest houses. Either way, they are both pretty. Stein-am-Rhein (unless my blonde roots are showing) has the castle - which I never went in but from the outside is pretty imposing.


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