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Switzerland vrs. Austria-same type of alpine scenery?

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Switzerland vrs. Austria-same type of alpine scenery?

If I do Southern Germany and Austria both urban(munich and vienna) and sidetrips out of the city, how will Switzerland be different...which locations do you recommend for a twentysomething?

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1. Re: Switzerland vrs. Austria-same type of alpine scenery?

You can easily have a day in the mountains from Munich a popular resort is Garmisch Partenkirchen where you can take the mountain railway up the Zugspitze Germany's highest mountain.

Vienna is a long way from the Alps the best region for mountains is in western Austria.

Switzerland has the best access to the mountains with its numerous railways and cable ways. It is very diverse in character due to being at the crossroads of Europe.

The most active place is probably the Bernese Oberland, Interlaken has quite a good scene for younger tourist and there are several adventure tour companies based there.

Edited: 17 April 2011, 23:58
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2. Re: Switzerland vrs. Austria-same type of alpine scenery?

Hi Jeniz,

One thing that the other countries don't have are the mountaintop villages that are totally car-free (gas-powered cars). One can only get to them by train. The atmosphere is really relaxing, of course, as everyone will be strolling and enjoying the air and the sights. And of course, the air is really clean and pure.

In the Berner Oberland, the two car-free villages are Wengen and Mürren.

However, it would really be best to actually stay in one of these villages rather than just taking a day-trip from a city.

You can research them at

www.mywengen.ch

www.mymuerren.ch

Have fun!

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3. Re: Switzerland vrs. Austria-same type of alpine scenery?

Hi Jeniz

Another great area is the Lucerne area. If you are looking for car free places then look for exemple at Rigi-Kaltbad where you only can go up by cablecar or cogwheel train. If you like it quiter there are more hotels in car free areas - see www.rigi.ch -.

For things to do look at the Top Questions about Lucerne (TA Lucerne forum) and at www.luzern.com

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