Day trips in Switzerland

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1. Posted by zorse (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am currently living and working in Switzerland. On the weekends I like to go places for the day. I'm here for another 5 weeks and trying to think of some more interesting places to go. I am alone so I like to go places where I can walk around and look at things. Anyone have any good ideas? I am on the East so I could go to Italy or Austria as well, providing I can get there/back in a day.

I have been to places like Basel, Luzern, Zurich, Appenzell, Locarno...


2. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

On a nice day you could go to the "Ballenberg Museum". It is a nice openair museum with original houses (about 100) from different parts of Switzerland. It is only open until the end of October.

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I don't know if you have been to Konstanz in Germany a very nice place as well.

I don't know if you have seen everything of Zurich already, I've heard they have a good english speaking tour a couple times a week. I don't have any link to that.

As I don't know in what kind of activities you're interested it is quit difficult to recommend something.


3. Posted by zorse (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks, I went to Ballenberg a couple weeks ago for my birthday. It was really neat, I'd suggest it to anyone.

I haven't done much in Zurich as far as sight seeing. Just been there on two occasions for random activities.

I don't know what I like doing...I am alone so I like just walking around. This is my first time travelling alone so I'm not yet very good at finding things to do.

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 1, 2006 11:38 AM by zorse ]

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Have you taken a look at
They have some great suggestions, especially when you click yourself through.

I suppose you have already taken some of the scenic route trains. If you haven't why don't you do that and combine it with a trip?

5. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in a city called Lauterbrunnen in February. It is a good point to go to Jungfraujoch (

The city also has a waterfall that was frozen when I was there, but it seems nice on the pictures. We also went to Murren and Wengen from there to ski.

Geneve is a pretty city and I went to Annescy (France) from there and had a good time. The same for Bern.



6. Posted by zorse (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

t_maia: Thanks for that webpage. It was helpful...I found out there is a big horse race meet on the 15th that I am definately going to!

aarantes: Ahh yeah, Interlaken. I am planning on making it there still..I have never been but it is suppose to be gorgeous!

Thanks for the suggestions
Next week I am going to France which will be cool