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Old 06.10.2017, 17:52
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

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Thanks for the tips Catalyst, but ideally looking for somewhere that is a reasonable commute by car and public transport, so can't be too far from a mainline station.


Edlibach and Walchwil are the same time give or take 4 mins to Zurich HB 45 mins or so. The trick is getting on the bus line to Zug/Baar station.

Neuheim is about the same to Baar then a fast train if you time it right, otherwise 15 mins longer, around the hour mark.

The advantage of being that side of Zug is it generally saves you 15-20 minutes one way to access Zurich via car.

Also from that side you have choices to get into Zurich by car, A3, A4 or the 4. So if traffic is a mess you have choices without getting caught in the mess.

Also consider crossing Zug by car at rush hour can be a bad idea. via Arth gives you options from Walchwil, but generally it snarls up on the A4/A14 junction due to Luzern traffic then the whole lot locks up.

Gubel is closer to Zug so maybe quicker.

I guess it depends how often you use the car/train and where in Zurich you work.
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Aah, but Walchwil has a 33 minute direct train to Zurich HB - real timesaver!

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Edlibach and Walchwil are the same time give or take 4 mins to Zurich HB 45 mins or so. The trick is getting on the bus line to Zug/Baar station.

Neuheim is about the same to Baar then a fast train if you time it right, otherwise 15 mins longer, around the hour mark.

The advantage of being that side of Zug is it generally saves you 15-20 minutes one way to access Zurich via car.

Also from that side you have choices to get into Zurich by car, A3, A4 or the 4. So if traffic is a mess you have choices without getting caught in the mess.

Also consider crossing Zug by car at rush hour can be a bad idea. via Arth gives you options from Walchwil, but generally it snarls up on the A4/A14 junction due to Luzern traffic then the whole lot locks up.

Gubel is closer to Zug so maybe quicker.

I guess it depends how often you use the car/train and where in Zurich you work.
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Old 15.10.2017, 10:04
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

It's foggy in Walchwil today! Damn you, Unteraegeri and your height!
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Old 15.10.2017, 13:40
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This morning, from the other side of the lake in glorious sunshine at 11.00, it looked like Walchwil was in fog to quite high up.
You mean from that side?!
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Hello again all,

We didn't get the place we were looking at, but have found other possibilities. We found a place bang on the lake which has potential.

One major concern about literally having the lake on your doorstep would seem to be flood risk? Has anyone ever experienced the Zugersee flooding - is that a thing?
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Old 15.11.2017, 17:08
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

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Hello again all,

We didn't get the place we were looking at, but have found other possibilities. We found a place bang on the lake which has potential.

One major concern about literally having the lake on your doorstep would seem to be flood risk? Has anyone ever experienced the Zugersee flooding - is that a thing?
What is 'on the lake'? Flooding of Lake Zug? I don't think that's a thing.
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

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Hello again all,

We didn't get the place we were looking at, but have found other possibilities. We found a place bang on the lake which has potential.

One major concern about literally having the lake on your doorstep would seem to be flood risk? Has anyone ever experienced the Zugersee flooding - is that a thing?
Probably not at all. Apparently the maximum for the last 80+ years was one meter above the current level. Feel free to ask here for details.
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What is 'on the lake'? Flooding of Lake Zug? I don't think that's a thing.
It's a parcel of land with an approved house on it. On the lake literally means open the patio doors, jump, and you land in water.
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It's a parcel of land with an approved house on it. On the lake literally means open the patio doors, jump, and you land in water.
Grab it. Now.

Parcels like this rarely come available, this could be a once in a lifetime chance.

I'm as cautious as they come when it comes to getting burned (BTDT!) with Swiss real estate, but waterfront property in Zug is one thing you can count on as a good investment.

Seriously, grab it. Now.
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Grab it. Now.

Parcels like this rarely come available, this could be a once in a lifetime chance.

I'm as cautious as they come when it comes to getting burned (BTDT!) with Swiss real estate, but waterfront property in Zug is one thing you can count on as a good investment.

Seriously, grab it. Now.
The land parcel is just down the road in Arth, as it goes. Weighing up pros and cons at the moment.
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Old 16.11.2017, 14:59
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

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The land parcel is just down the road in Arth, as it goes. Weighing up pros and cons at the moment.
Besides the price and building regulations....

Pros:
Lake view
Lake access
Growing community
Autobahn exit coming from Küssnacht
Autobahn entrance going to Küssnacht

Cons:
Noise from the road (which has a lot of traffic)
A bit shadier, depending where the lot is
Farther away from the train station
Major shopping in Goldau
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Morning all,


Quick update for anyone interested. We didn't take the land parcel in Arth, but we did find a fixer-upper in Walchwil itself! We are currently in the resevation process having won the bid on it, and should take possession of the wreck in the next few months


The local architect, Hürlimann Beck have already made some rough plans for the renovation, but we'll source other opinions too.


All in all, we're very excited and can't wait to get on with the construction! Hopefully we'll be all you Walchwilers' neighbours soon enough!
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Sounds like it's beer time soon, it's been a while
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Absolutely, but let's wait until Dry January is over
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Well, bad news...

https://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/zentr...019-ld.1038578

So, no trains to work until the end of 2020!
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https://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/zentr...019-ld.1038578

So, no trains to work until the end of 2020!
And an article in english for those linguistically challenged!

Link: https://www.zug4you.ch/sbb_line_betw...next_year.html
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

I suppose in the long run it is very good news...as long as it doesn't get used for freight.
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I suppose in the long run it is very good news...as long as it doesn't get used for freight.
Well, the SBB did commit that the freight trains would run on the other side of the lake, but who knows?

The closure of the tracks for renovation has been a long running topic. I remember being told about it already 5 or 6 years ago, I think. It’d be done by low if the locals hadn’t kept fighting it.
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

For sure, but it seems from the link provided by T_L_D above, the council / mayor wanted it to proceed, even if the people didn't! It seems that the town is controlled by the Hürlipeople, they are everywhere!
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For sure, but it seems from the link provided by T_L_D above, the council / mayor wanted it to proceed, even if the people didn't! It seems that the town is controlled by the Hürlipeople, they are everywhere!
The majority of people in the mayor’s position would make the same decision I guess... people near the tracks will always complain.
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