When people tell you about the trains, you have to
realize that they're nothing like American trains or
3rd world countries. They're clean and swift and
always on time. and, the ticket agents are extremely
helpful and speak English. I bought a week's worth of
tickets at one stop because they have a machine that
printed out the times and connections right then and
there,and you could plot your trip.
There's sooo much to do in Zurich, but if you really
want to go to Zermatt (and why would you have
mentioned it if you didn't want to) then go for it.
You can do it; and you might even fit in a day on the
Glacier Express (they call it express because it
doesn't stop, not because it's fast). It has huge
tall windows all around you, as you glide thru the
snow covered mountains. But be warned, that most days
Zermat is covered with clouds, and the train car that
takes you up there is shut down then. The town is
gorgeous though. You'd better get a hotel reserved
before you leave though. You'll spend a day going
there and back,and a day on the Glacier Express. I
got a wonderful book at Borders that is nothing but
train stops in Switzerland! Wonderful! good luck.
Kathleen (Rocky Mts.)
PS I was afraid to compare the Alps to the Rockys,
but it's like comparing your 2 kids; both are equally
GREAT!! in their own way; and actually the same
height, but different ground level perspectous.