Help me find interesting places to go near Zurich!
August 29, 2005 9:31 AM Subscribe
Near Zurich, where should I go for weekend tourist trips?
posted by Nelson to travel & transportation around Zurich, Switzerland (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working in Zurich for the next three months. I want to spend my weekends and a few vacation days being a tourist. My partner and I like charming towns with good hotels and restaurants, interesting and quirky local culture, and relatively quiet things. We're not big hikers and we're not big nightlife people. We're looking mostly for places within a few hours train ride from Zurich.
I've travelled some in the region and like Zurich itself, Lugano (beautiful lakeside hotels), Interlaken (train to the Jungfrau, good tourist infrastructure), Strasbourg (great restaurants), Murten (cool walled town), Geneva (good restaurants, urban area). I'm curious about the Jura, Innsbruck, Lausanne, Bern, St. Moritz, Munich. Of course big cities like Vienna, Budapest, Paris, etc also appeal, but those seem to really require a plane ride.