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Where are the prettiest places in Switzerland that are reachable by train?

Asked by spendiff (42points) April 26th, 2009

I’ve just moved to Switzerland, am living in Basel, and want to see some nice countryside.

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hearkat's avatar

Basically all of Switzerland is beautiful, and nearly all of it is accessible by rail. I spent time there as a child visiting my grandparents (near Z├╝rich), and no longer recall all the names of the places I visited. But one memorable trip was to Interlaken… the scenery on the ride there, and then taking the lift up the mountain to the rotating restaurant (I’m on my iPhone and can’t look stuff up to paste links).

gailcalled's avatar

Zermatt does not allow cars. and you can hike up or near the Matterhorn from Main St.

http://www.zermatt.ch/e/in_general/

MattFM's avatar

Try the Lauterbrunnen valley. I go there every year and still haven’t seen it all. Beautiful mountains, tonnes to do and see. Miles of well marked hiking trails of all difficulties. Trains from Basel every hour direct to Interlaken Ost and then change to the BOB train to Lauterbrunnen. The whole of the Berner Oberland is stunning. I’ve written loads of articles about my trips to Switzerland on my blog @ http://heretogeneva.com .

Have fun!

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