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Recommend place to stay?

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Recommend place to stay?

We have been to Lucerne (twice) and Zurich (once) and are going to Switzerland the end of June to eventually go on river cruise from Basel. Where to stay for a couple nights prior to our river cruise? We would like to see mountains and true Switzerland small town areas, but will need to get train to Basel to get our river cruise on a Sunday morning.

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1. Re: Recommend place to stay?

Hi Dave R.

There are many (MANY) destinations that qualify as "real mountain Switzerland". Likewise - getting from anywhere to Basel on a Sunday morning is not a problem as the train schedules are very frequent every day of the week... I would suggest starting your research with the 3 towns of the Jungfrau area,... but there are many smaller, less touristic places that can be suggested if you are trying to avoid the "usual suspects", and are a bit more adventurous in your expectations.

Let us know...

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Thank you for your information. We are looking for a tour down to Jungfrau area from Zurich.

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Lake Geneva is indeed a lovely place to visit, but the immediate environs are not the classic chalet, cowbells and vast mountains that some might expect. Infact, you are looking at vineyards, lakeside promenades, castles, cobbled old towns, modern city living, hills and lower altitude mountains.

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>We would like to see mountains and true Switzerland small town areas<

If you are looking to head to Jungfrau area, it doesn't come much better than one of the car-free villages above the Lauterbrunnen valley. Either Wengen or Mürren. Quintessential Switzerland villages, unbelievable views. Animals (sheep, goats, cows) with bells in Wengen village. Can't beat it.

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Thanks for the info....we will research Wengen area. We will be staying in Zurich for two days before heading to Basel and want to make the most of our time in the Zurich area or nearby areas.

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>We will be staying in Zurich for two days before heading to Basel and want to make the most of our time in the Zurich area or nearby areas.<

If you only have 2 days in Zurich (rather than 2 days in the Bernese Oberland) you are going to be quite rushed. It is over 3 hours each way by train from Zurich to Wengen area.

The mountains and car-free villages are far more interesting than Zurich, which has its charm but is mostly a business city.

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Thanks for your information. We looked at Wengen and decided it was too far. We have been to Zurich once before and are thinking of going to Mt. Titlis. This, I think, can be done in a day trip (or tour). What is the easiest way to get to Mt. Titlis from Zurich.

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