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Planning a trip to switzerland and have no clue about it.

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1. Posted by fobrocker (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Ok...well, im want to take a trip to switzerland, it has been a dream of mine to visit switzerland and snowboard and have a ton of fun.....but i have no clue where to start. So im looking for a little help from you guys with some feedback if you've been there or heard or live there to tell me what the hot spots are. What i want to do is probably take a week or 2 to switzerland and snowboard during the day for a alot of those days, what are the best resorts and not too expensive ones out there. I also want to be able to enjoy the night life, go to clubs, bars, whatever is there meet new people. I dont know anything about switzerland or the best cities/regions to be in. If anyone has any information about this please..please share your knowledge, i want this to be the best experience possible. Also i kinda want to be able to price everything out so if you have links to ski/snowboard resorts, hot spots in the cities, anything....put the down, just wanna get an idea of the fundage for this. Thanks to everyone, im counting on you.

2. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

I spent a summer in Switzerland back in '93 and visited it twice in the mid 90's. Gorgeous country and damn expensive. There's plenty of winter resorts, I've been to Zermatt (Matterhorn) and St Moritz but there're many others to empty your bank account:

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/home/wintervacation

Have fun!

3. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

I liked very much the moutnains in the Berner Oberland region. From Interlaken or sth there's a valley leading up to some really nice little towns and ski resorts - Lauterbrunnen, Grindewald, Wengen... amazing sights

4. Posted by My Horizon (Budding Member 429 posts) 9y

Hi,

I have only been to two towns in Switzerland...Zermatt and Interlaken. So I would obviously recommend those two places.

I am not sure about any night life in Zermatt tho, pretty quiet place but it is a stunning place all the same. There are areas to ski there so I am sure you can snowboard there too.

Heres a website that you might find helpfull: www.matterhornparadise.ch

Interlaken buzzes so there is sure to be clubs around!

I am afraid Dezafinado is right, it is very expensive there! In my opinion, its money well spent, as it is truly beautiful there.

5. Posted by Louissa (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y

I agree with My Horizon, it is very expensive but at the same time it is one of those places where the views and scenes really 'are' better than you see in the photos or from the movies, the scenery is truly stunning, so worth it once in a lifetime. Out of all Western Europe I would rank it tops, yes expensive, but we ate little and took advantage of every deal we could.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 31, 2006, at 7:41 AM by Louissa ]

6. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting Louissa

Out of all Western Europe I would rank it tops, yes expensive, but we ate little and took advantage of every deal we could.

Yeah... I didn't eat for 3 months! J/K

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 31, 2006, at 11:17 AM by Dezafinado ]

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

If you don't want to empty your wallet in Switzerland, than you might want to consider Austria. If it is your dream to go to Switzerland, than keep in mind, that it will be expensive, save up some extra money and go anyway.

If you decide to go to Switzerland, you might want to consider Gimmelwald and it surrounding area. It has some pretty views, and some hostels that are not too expensive.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 3, 2007, at 7:04 AM by Herr Bert ]

8. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

I haven't been to Switzerland yet but have wanted to visit the Lake Geneva area, especially Lausanne, for some time now.
Maybe you might consider visiting the place?