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Bad weather train trips.

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Bad weather train trips.

Hi,

We are just over a week out from our trip to Lucerne. I have pre bought a 2 day Tell pass for a very good price, the plan was to do Mt Rigi and Titlis over 2 days.

I am watching the weather closely and those clouds seem to be hanging around. If the weather is bad can you wonderful people suggest train/boat trips we can do to get the most out of the Tell passes? We are happy to jump on and off trains and boats all day.

We will still have time to see all the sights in Lucerne itself.

A big thank you to all for the great information I have got from this forum.

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1. Re: Bad weather train trips.

Hi ryanscon

Unfortunately we do not know how the weather will be in a week. You can follow it on www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web/en which offers pretty good forecasts.

Actually the big rain is gone and we should get better weather with thunderstorms in the afternoons. We hope there will not be to much rain as this could make different areas dangerous.

If there would really be no sights from the mountains I would recommend you do a boat trip to Flueelen with stops at Hergiswil (glass factory and museum - www.glasi.ch -) and, maybe on your way back at Brunnen (Swiss Knife Museum) and a side trip to historic Schwyz by bus from Brunnen). From Brunnen you have a choice to take the boat back to Lucerne while from Schwyz you can return to Brunnen for the boat or take the train to Lucerne.

You also could take a train to Interlaken. Stop at Meiringen for the Sherlock Holmes Museum, at Brienz for the very nice little town which is our wood carving capital and may be the Ballenberg openair museum - www.ballenberg.ch (bring an umbrella) -. If the weather would clear up you could take the Brienz Rothorn steam train to the Rothorn and the other side down the cable car to Soerenberg from where you can go back to Lucerne via post bus and train.

In case of bad weather you should not miss the Transport Museum - www.verkehrshaus.ch - which is a world class interactive museum. Also the Glacier Garden - www.gletschergarten.ch should not be missed.

Of course there is much to see and to do at Lucerne itself. There is always something to do.

Have fun

pore

pore

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2. Re: Bad weather train trips.

Thanks for the suggestions Pore.

How easy is it to get to the reichenbach falls from the Meiringen train station, and is it worth the trip, considering we would be doing it if the weather is bad.

Thanks

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3. Re: Bad weather train trips.

Hi rzanscon

As you can find out on www.sbb.ch/en there is a bus to the clinic Willigen from where it is a 2 minutes walk to the funicular.

pore

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4. Re: Bad weather train trips.

You can also go to the Aare Gorge whilst in Meiringen. Take the little train/tram from the station to the Gorge. It's always popular in or after rain!!

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5. Re: Bad weather train trips.

Thanks Pore and Marmot 12, sounds like a good option to have in the mix. Can't wait now!

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