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... got worse. Just out of Lausanne we were told that due to operational problems this train will be terminating at Lausanne & to disembark the train. It was hard to understand what was happening after that so I tried logic & went downstairs to the screen & could see a train was leaving for Geneva at platform seven. The screen at ...
... to that city during the small amount of time we had. There is this beautiful covered bridge and a breathtaking bay with a bunch of swans. I would recommend the place but only if you are already in Switzerland because I think other European cities can equal it.
Basel (Airport): We then went to the airport to catch a short flight to London! We only took a short bus ride through Basel, and ...
... Maybe it is a privilege to witness this
event? I’m not sure. I am sure that generations of my family trod
those old streets.
over 800 years old is the home of the Capitol Building, the Swiss government,
and to diplomats from around the world is considered to be one of the loveliest
cities in Europe. It traces its
beginnings to the 12th century, and in 1983 was declared a World
... and only one stained lass window above the front entrance. We then took a guided tour around the Bern Federal Parliament. By the time we left the tour, rain was falling in sheets and the streets were flooded.
Day 4 - Wednesday. Weather still not great today, and our last day in Switzerland, so we did very little. Just spent today relaxing and reading, then having a good walk around our local area in the afternoon when the rain had cleared a ...
... either Bern or Geneva by about the time that afternoon when itīd make sense to lay over for the night and continue onward the next day.
I headed off, and the final two legs from Locarno to a train change in Luzern to Bern made my fifth and sixth trains in a single day; a trip record.
In Bern, once again I had the tourist office in the train station help find me a hostel. It turned out to be one with six beds in one room, including one very ...