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February 18

Help with a Swiss + et all Trip!

My wife has a work trip planned to Switzerland in early September. We can spend around a week there but she'll have two days for work in a small town in east Switzerland (Films) where it'll be difficult for me to stay (or super boring). Looking for places that one of us can hole up while other is working for those two days and for the other days where things might not be as expensive (so close by countries are an option). We'll probably need to fly in and out of Zurich. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv around Switzerland at 10:08 AM - 5 answers

July 29, 2018

What to do on a spontaneous Switzerland trip starting ASAP?

I'm flying from the US to Zurich tomorrow, solo, on a last-minute ~10 day trip. I'm looking to hike, take in art and architecture, marvel at functional railways, and move around the country a bit. Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by theoddball around Switzerland at 7:05 PM - 15 answers

May 29, 2018

Things to do near Zurich, 2018 Edition

Me: Going from Berlin to Zurich to pick up a synthesizer I bought, staying in a place in Zurich for a couple of days. [more inside]
posted by nikaspark around Zürich, Switzerland at 7:30 AM - 6 answers has best

March 12, 2018

European Travel (for work): suggestions to make it awesome

Next week I'm leaving for Europe for work. I'll be gone 2-3 weeks. It's been about 12 years since I left the country, so I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this amazing. I have a lot of leeway over when I need to actually be at certain places, and I've padded in a few days here and there to give myself some time to see the sights. I have some questions about what to bring and what to do.< [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints around Zurich, Switzerland at 2:41 PM - 15 answers has best

January 30, 2018

Andermatt to Zurich?

I'll be traveling early in the morning from Andermatt to Zurich, by bus and train (via Goschenen, Erstfeld, and Zug). Anything I should know about buses in Switzerland? Can we expect them to be on time? Or speak English? We have a plane to catch and timing might be tight. Any advice appreciated, including emergency alternatives (taxis?) if the plans break down.
posted by molla around Andermatt, Switzerland at 7:44 AM - 9 answers

January 25, 2018

a couple days in Zurich

I'll have some free time in Zurich this coming week -- my first time in the city and in Switzerland. Where should I go and what should I do? I'm thinking more in the arena of culture, architecture, and the arts rather than partying. (I don't drink.) Thanks!
posted by gerryblog around Zürich, Switzerland at 11:53 AM - 16 answers

September 3, 2017

Help me get a 16 year old tourist from Zürich to CERN

Assuming I can get him a reservation on the Individual CERN tour, I want to provide a 16 year old (American tourist) explicit and concise instructions for a day trip from Zürich to CERN and back. [more inside]
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra around Zürich, Switzerland at 9:06 AM - 12 answers has best

August 14, 2017

Where should we spend one day in Switzerland?

SO and I have an unexpected free day in Switzerland tomorrow. We're at the tail end of a work trip, fly out of Geneva on Wednesday and will see the city then, and are staying in Aigle. We both speak French and I speak passable Italian. [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page around Aigle, Switzerland at 9:09 AM - 7 answers

February 2, 2017

Moving to Geneva from US for 2 months

Just got a great opportunity to work out of a client's office in Geneva for 2 months (as a consultant through my US company). I'm working through the logistics now. Any recommendations for where in Geneva to live? Good neighborhoods, etc...(The office is in Petit Lancy). Recos on where to look for a short term rental? (already looking on Airbnb) I know I'll need to figure out a local cell or intl plan for my ATT iphone and some sort of supplemental health insurance. What else am I not thinking of???
posted by RunRunRunRun around Geneva, Switzerland at 10:09 PM - 6 answers

December 9, 2016

Talk me into a trip to Zurich in Jan/Feb

I'm likely to join my dad for a skiing vacation in Austria in early February, and I'm considering adding on 3-6 days traveling in the area by myself either before or after. Flying in/out of Zurich. The problem is, I don't know how to vacation in Europe in winter. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Questolicious around Switzerland at 10:43 AM - 7 answers

November 2, 2016

What to do in Switzerland in the fall?

The Mr and I are starting to plan a trip to Switzerland and parts of northern Italy next fall, and would like ideas about what to do and where to go in Switzerland that are not hiking or other athletically-inclined activities and are within reach of train stations. [more inside]
posted by telophase around Switzerland at 9:27 AM - 9 answers

April 27, 2016

Outskirts of switzerland: I can't drive!

Hi all! I want to visit the small town of Le Noirmont in June, and the problem is, I can't drive. According to google maps, there is a train service that runs from Bern to Le Noirmont, so I think I will begin my adventure in Bern! [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS around Switzerland at 12:52 PM - 6 answers has best

October 1, 2015

Best peaceful 2-3 day trips FROM Lausanne, Switzerland

I'm going to be in Switzerland for the last two weeks of October! Thanks to this question, I have a lot of good tips for day trips while in Lausanne, Switzerland. My question to you: where should I go FROM Lausanne for an overnight trip--2, max 3 days? My husband will still have some work at the EPFL, so were not taking a long trip outside of Switzerland. I'm looking for recommendations for some peaceful, beautiful nature (but comfortable lodgings) places to go, whether in Switzerland, Italian Alps, or...(insert idea here). I'd like to minimize travel time to <1 day, so that we spend more time relaxing and less time getting there. Any suggestions for overnight stays that are comfortable but surrounded by beautiful nature? Any favorite places in the Swiss or Italian Alps? We're into hiking and sitting around fires eating/drinking in equal measure, and prefer nature to big city experiences. Thank you!
posted by dhn around Switzerland at 6:03 PM - 13 answers

July 28, 2015

Fun things to do near Zurich

I have two days to kill time starting either in Lugano or Zurich. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by special-k around Zurich, Switzerland at 9:49 AM - 6 answers

April 12, 2015

Neat place to stay between DC and Winterthur?

We want to stop overnight somewhere around Winterthur, so we can wake up, drive to the museum, see the gardens, and head back to the City. What towns along the way are worth staying in? Any notable hotels or B&B's? We're driving back from DC to NYC around June 22. [more inside]
posted by musofire around Winterthur, Switzerland at 7:59 PM - 3 answers has best

September 24, 2014

Ready me for international conference and travel

My trip to Switzerland and Austria sneaked up on me. It's also my first international conference. I have hotels booked. What's left to do? What can I expect when I'm there? [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Switzerland at 10:26 AM - 15 answers has best

July 11, 2014

Planning a peaceful trip to Switzerland and beyond?

Kinda two-fold. (1) What's do-able with 10 days in/from Lausaunne, Switzerland? (2) How do I manage this trip with my boyfriend and a few other friends? [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Switzerland at 11:42 AM - 11 answers has best

June 18, 2013

Cheap city centre hotel in Zurich hotel with good pub trans links?

I will be heading to Zurich to see the end of the EV Wave event in early July and need a city centre hotel that is affordable to stay at. Good public transport links are a must as this is how I will be getting around. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin around Zurich, Switzerland at 1:36 AM - 7 answers has best

March 18, 2013

What to do in Geneva this weekend or next?

My fiancee and I will be in Geneva this weekend and next, and will have time each Saturday to do stuff. So what should we do? We've been to the city before but never really did much beyond attending conferences and eating right around the train station area. We are interested in historical/cultural activities or just walking around and looking at things. We also welcome restaurant suggestions.
posted by benbenson around Geneva, Switzerland at 9:31 AM - 10 answers has best

August 20, 2012

Sleeping in Switzerland

I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat around Switzerland at 7:42 AM - 3 answers