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What to show someone visiting from Iceland

I have a friend visiting from Iceland end of the month. Since I want to keep an eye on our budget I need some day trip ideas which won't break the bank. I would like to show him the mountain region or go for some nice walk but I am finding Zürich and the surrounding areas quite dull to be honest.


Can anyone recommend something which is worth seeing or doing?
I guess since he does not have a Halbtax ticket it would be worth doing something close by or maybe even rent a car?


Many thanks!
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Old 12.11.2015, 16:59
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

I went to the Trümmelbach Falls last weekend, and the 10 (of 72) waterfalls that were inside the cave network were particularly stunning.
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

I'd consider going to the Rhine Falls or climbing the Sattel or Rigi (with proper equipment). Most people don't know this, but the view from the top of Lägern in the north of Zurich is magnificent if you go on a clear day
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To the OP: your friend from Iceland has probably seen plenty of lakes and mountains. Why don't you take your visitor to a medieval town: Stein-am-Rhein, perhaps, or Luzern?
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To the OP: your friend from Iceland has probably seen plenty of lakes and mountains. Why don't you take your visitor to a medieval town: Stein-am-Rhein, perhaps, or Luzern?
or somewehere like Lugano which is so totally un-Germanic and thus even less like Iceland?
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To the OP: your friend from Iceland has probably seen plenty of lakes and mountains. Why don't you take your visitor to a medieval town: Stein-am-Rhein, perhaps, or Luzern?

I meant the Rigi at Vierwaldstättersee in Schwyz, not the Rigiblick in Zürich ... or what seems to be the issue ?

Stein-am-Rhein is gorgeous and Colmar (yes, I understand it is in France) is also breathtaking!
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

Take them to a Denner to show that it is possible to buy alcohol without getting a bank loan first.
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To the OP: your friend from Iceland has probably seen plenty of lakes and mountains. Why don't you take your visitor to a medieval town: Stein-am-Rhein, perhaps, or Luzern?
I agree about going to picturesque old cities, towns and villages. But the mountains in Iceland, albeit stunning in their own way, aren't very high and as far as I know there are no cable cars - certainly not with the big elevation changes here.
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

Grimselpass with a car! It's a beautiful mountain pass.
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

I think I would wait until next summer for the Grimsel Pass. Or at least check out this site.
http://www.alpineroads.com/passes.php
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Re: What to show someone visiting from Iceland

I would show them Zurich on Friday/Saturday night big party and then how effectively it gets clean within next day

Better to wait until next year for another street parade though ...
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