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Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

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Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

Easiest way to get to Lucerne- Bus, or train? (Does train go all back through Bern) Is bus covered with Eurail pass, or extra fee? Time wise, which would be better? Just want to relax and see scenery! Anniversary / retirement trip! Thanks!

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1. Re: Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

I would suggest you take the more scenic Zentralbahn train from |nterlaken Ost via Meiringen and the Brunig Pass to Lucerne. Trains leave just after the hour and the trip takes two hours. If you sit on the right side of the train facing the direction of travel you get the best views. The train reverses at Meiringen, all you need to do is change seats so that you are still passing forward. Don't worry about getting the advertised Golden Pass Express, the trains on this route are new and very comfortable, Oh and travelling in second class is fine.

Edited: 30 June 2014, 22:13
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2. Re: Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

And do not stay in Interlaken. It is a rather crummy touristy town full of souvenir shops and fast food joints. Not in the mountains nor on a lake.

The car-free villages of Wengen and Mürren just about 1 hour further on are magical. There you are in the Alps and get the real feel of Switzerland.

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3. Re: Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

On a lighter note kismanjose, i do not see any destination expert residents from Interlaken defending the reputation of their their town on this forum.

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4. Re: Sept. trip- Interlachen, then Lucerne

If you care to peruse these forums a little Rajiv_Phantom, you will find that most DE's for this area completely agree with the advice given by Kimsanjose. And honestly, why wouldn't they?

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