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Where do you suggest I go?

I just moved here, and a friend invited me to spend a weekend sightseeing and stuff with her. I have to pick the place. I was thinking maybe Interlaken or Berne, but don't know Switzerland that well...

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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

Interlaken is a very good weekend trip for any newbie to switzerland.

Go for it...
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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

I see...How about Jungfraujoch?
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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

Jungfrau is a great place. But check the weather before planning the trip. Its a one day trip from zurich and a little bit on the expensive side.

If you plan to travel a lot in the coming weekends, i would suggest buying a monthly GA card as it will be cheaper on the longer run.
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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

Bern, Zurich, Luzern, Geneva, Lausanne..?
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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

if you already have, or are planning on acquiring, a halb-tax card, the monthly GA becomes cheaper.

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Jungfrau is a great place. But check the weather before planning the trip. Its a one day trip from zurich and a little bit on the expensive side.

If you plan to travel a lot in the coming weekends, i would suggest buying a monthly GA card as it will be cheaper on the longer run.
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Old 11.11.2009, 12:15
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if you already have, or are planning on acquiring, a halb-tax card, the monthly GA becomes cheaper.
Monthly GA Card = 350 CHF
Monthly GA Card (if you have a half card) = 200 CHF

Register in mobility.ch and check if they have any additional offers
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Monthly GA Card = 350 CHF
Monthly GA Card (if you have a half card) = 200 CHF

Register in mobility.ch and check if they have any additional offers
can you just buy a monthly GA on the spot or is there a waiting time? maybe i should have got a monthly GA to save some money...
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can you just buy a monthly GA on the spot or is there a waiting time? maybe i should have got a monthly GA to save some money...
You can buy it on the spot. But if you are buying it through some offer from mobility, you need to take a print out of the offer with your name and take it to the billetoffice.
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You can buy it on the spot. But if you are buying it through some offer from mobility, you need to take a print out of the offer with your name and take it to the billetoffice.
cool. where do you get the 200chf with half-card price from? when i go onto sbb.ch, the monthly GA add on to the half-fare card costs 350chf...
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cool. where do you get the 200chf with half-card price from? when i go onto sbb.ch, the monthly GA add on to the half-fare card costs 350chf...
Its an one time offer that mobility provides. Check their site if it is available.

Buy a half card for 150 CHF.
Register in mobility for the offer (The offer is not available all the time. So, check it)
You will get an email with a PDF of the offer in your name
Take a print out of the PDF and go to Billet office and buy the GA card for 200 CHF

That's it and you are ready for your alpine exploration
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Its an one time offer that mobility provides. Check their site if it is available.

Buy a half card for 150 CHF.
Register in mobility for the offer (The offer is not available all the time. So, check it)
You will get an email with a PDF of the offer in your name
Take a print out of the PDF and go to Billet office and buy the GA card for 200 CHF

That's it and you are ready for your alpine exploration
i see. 200chf for monthly GA is worthwhile for me, but 350chf probably not - but i guess it would save some hassles...
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I just moved here, and a friend invited me to spend a weekend sightseeing and stuff with her. I have to pick the place. I was thinking maybe Interlaken or Berne, but don't know Switzerland that well...

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Hi Penny Lenny,
Welcome to Switzerland, you lucky so and so having all of Switzerland to explore. A nice dilema.
I looked on the map and Thusis is quite remote. Train journeys to anywhere take a long time.
Is your friend driving or going by train?

If you are driving, I would recommend doing Interlaken as bARRON said.
It's quite busy and fun in the evening for some nightlife.

Whilst you are there you can visit Jungfrau as also mentioned provided the weather is clear.
I would also recommend the Schilthorn mountain as an alternative.
Jungfrau is railway all the way up, the Schilthorn is train then cable car.
At the summit is a revolving restaurant where you can have something to eat and watch the 360 breathtaking degrees view of the Alps including the Jungfrau, Eiger, Monch and on a clear day you can make out Mont Blanc.
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The building with the revolving restaurant was also the location for an enemy base in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
You can go to the cinema at the top press a button and all the shutters close electronically (like in a Bond film) and then you get to see one of two short films on The building of Piz Gloria and the film connection or an interesting film about Alpine nature.

You also get to visit the mountain village of Murren on the way up which is very quaint. Murren famous in the spring and summer for its Alpine flora.

Also if you are driving from Thusis, you may be able to take in the magnificent Aletsch Glacier which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and along the Furka Pass you can actually stop and walk inside the Furka Pass Glacier for a small entrance fee. You can take 'cool' pictures inside sitting on a carved blue ice seat and learn about how much it's melted in recent decades.

Enjoy. If not going by car you can pick up a Tageskarte from your local gemeinde that will take you most places in Switzerland for about 40 francs per day, but numbers are limited and you have to get them early usually.

Cheers,
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Re: Where do you suggest I go?

Oh, I'm soo excited now! Thanks a bunch guys
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Oh, I'm soo excited now! Thanks a bunch guys
Did you go last weekend PL ?
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