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Winter 08 Switzerland itinerary
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I’ve got a little too much time on my hands, but I’ve started to map out a trip I’m taking to Munich/Switzerland at year’s end. My main goals are to see Munich and to snowboard the Alps. Any thoughts/suggestions? Will I be stretching myself too thin w/this itinerary?

26 DECMUNICH – Night arrival in Munich/get settled/go out
27 DECMUNICH – Neuschwanstein castle tour
28 DECMUNICH – Dachau/city tour
29 DECZURICH – night train to DAVOS
30 DECDAVOS – snowboard
31 DECDAVOS – snowboard
1 JANLUCERNE/INTERLAKEN
2 JANINTERLAKEN – snowboard
3 JANLAUSANNE – snowboard
4 JANZERMATT- snowboard
5 JAN – afternoon departure from Zurich

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Are you trying to get from Davos to Lucerne on 31 December? That might be kind of interesting..

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“Interesting” meaning difficult? I was planning to spend New Years Eve in Davos, and then take a train on 1 JAN to Lucerne/Interlaken. Not sure if the ski resorts would be open on 1 JAN, so I figure to use it as a travel/sight-see day.

After Munich, my itinerary is pretty wide open. Just want to make sure I can snowboard 4-5 days and see a few different resorts in my short time there.

Thoughts?

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Well I’m not snowboarder or anything, so I guess my advice in this matter doesn’t…well… matter Wink…. but I’d much rather just do sporty stuff in one place, and then spend my time exploring the towns everywhere else. You really won’t see anything in these places if all you do is stay at some resorts and do stuff that you could technically do at home. I think you’d end up finding that most of the resorts are pretty much the same thing…

Then again, that’s just me. I just couldn’t imagine going to Europe and not doing more “cultural stuff.” I mean no offense or anything Smile

Anyway to answer your question, yeah… to be honest, I’m not even sure how the train system works on 1 Jan, if at all. I couldn’t imagine it’d be completely shut down, but I wouldn’t expect nonstop service either. Also, while I guess on New Years Eve anywhere you’d be able to find someone to celebrate with, I don’t know if Davos is necessarily the place for that. I’ve never been there mind you, but I hear that aside from the ski resorts, there’s not really much going on with the town ever. If I was going to pick a town in CH to spend a few days around New Years, it’d probably be Interlaken, since I’d imagine there’s a fairly young crowd there for most of the year.

Also keep in mind that while Switzerland is a small country compared to the US, that still doesn’t mean everything is really close together. It’s really mountainous (as I’m sure you’re well aware Wink) so two towns that look kinda close together could actually be like 5 hours apart, for example. I guess what I’m saying is that your trip would be more enjoyable if you narrowed it down a bit; as it stands now, you’ll be spending a good part of each day actually on a train to your next place. If it was me, I’d probably spend one more day in Munich, spend several days in Interlaken and the surrounding mountains, then come up to Zürich if that’s where you’re thinking of flying home from, maybe spending the evening/night there before you leave. I believe there’s a 2 hour or so train from Interlaken to there.

But of course, take all this with a grain of salt. Just one person’s opinion Smile

I am traveling for 51 days
Bath, Haltwhistle, London, Füssen, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Speyer, Nördlingen, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Salzburg, Rome, Ostia Antica, Athens, Delphi, Athens