We are taking our four children (all teens and young 20's) to primarily Switzerland but we are flying into Frankfurt, Germany. While looking at the Germany-Switzerland Pass, I want to know if this Switzerland pass is the same as the Swiss pass we can buy from sbb? After looking at the details, it appears it might not be?
We fly into Frankfurt on Saturday, May 23 and will stay only one night in Germany on our way to Switzerland. We will spend most all our time in Switzerland and come back to Frankfurt, Germany on June 1 to fly out June 2.
1. Is the Germany-Switzerland Pass the same Swiss pass I can get from SBB? And does the former allow us the same benefits as the later? Are there trains/buses/boats we could not use these on? We definitely want the true Swiss pass - any other options to go with it?
We are unsure where to stay that one night in Germany. We are thinking about staying in Fuessen, Germany and seeing the Neuschwanstein Castle on our way but it seems it might be a little difficult to navigate to that place? Are train connections easy to get to Fuessen? Or other suggestions are welcome.
Once we arrive in Switzerland, we are making Zurich our base to do day trips. We are thinking of staying in the Zurich Youth Hostel. My husband, however, has found a remarkably inexpensive hotel "Bahnhof Glattbrugg Hotel Zurich". I have read some reviews and they don't seem favorable. Does anyone know of this place?
Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.