These detailed wheelchair accessible itineraries through Switzerland are from Summer 2022.
We finished our trip by taking trains to explore much of Switzerland. We spent 5 days exploring Switzerland, including:
- Trains from Milano Centrale to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn
- We then ventured on to Lucerne via a quick stop in Bern.
- We explored the city of Lucerne itself.
- From Lucerne, we took a day trip via several trains to explore the Bernese Oberland, including the Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen, and Interlaken Ost.
- We also reviewed the accessibility of the Radisson Blu in Lucerne.
- We finished our trip with a breakfast stop in downtown Zurich before flying home from the Zurich Airport that afternoon.
- We also provide wheelchair accessibility information about the Radisson Blu at the Zurich Airport.
Overall, Switzerland was very accessible, most notably the trains–they were smooth, on-time, clean, and well-staffed. Most of them were also zero threshold, so no assistance was necessary. The Swiss were very friendly, quick to offer assistance when necessary, and most spoke English (as well as French, German, and Italian). And the scenery is simply indescribable, both in quality and in the sheer amount of gorgeous sights and sounds–every turn seems to reveal a new sight that outdoes the last.
My main consternation with Switzerland was the lack of uniformity amongst the hotels for accessibility–I had issues with the shower/toilet in Zermatt, and with the shower in Lucerne. But much of this could be avoided by contacting the hotels in advance and asking for photos of the rooms.
I am already planning my return trips to this wonderland of adventure, serenity, and incredible beauty. There are many more wheelchair accessible itineraries through Switzerland to be explored!