Swissair Adds Newark
In March, Swissair adds a nonstop flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Zürich. With the current two daily services from New York's JFK Airport, this flight gives travelers in the New York metropolitan area three daily connections to Switzerland.
The Newark flight, SR105, departing at 11:50 p.m., will be an Airbus A310 in dual-class configuration.
Gemütlichkeit subscribers - and those who travel with them - qualify for Swissair price reductions of from $50 to $600 depending on the fare and class of service. For fare quotes and to book a Swissair flight at the lower Gemütlichkeit prices phone 800-238-0399.
$399 RT to Vienna
Austrian Airlines (800-843-0002) offers a $399 roundtrip fare for the period January 15 through March 29, 1996. This "Millennium Fare" is for departures from New York and Washington D.C. to Vienna. In addition, the program offers a one-week car rental rate beginning at $132 per week and "Millennium" rates at some 40 hotels in Austria. Some sample hotels and double room prices include: Vienna:
Vienna Hilton (1190 AS/$119)
Imperial (2800 AS/$280)
Astoria* (900 AS/$90)
*Outstanding value at this four-star, centrally located hotel. **Highly rated by Gemütlichkeit.
LTU Adds Hamburg
The German airline, LTU International Airways, has introduced daily connections between its Düsseldorf hub and Hamburg for its transatlantic travelers. Flights between Düsseldorf and Hamburg connect with most of LTUs transatlantic flights. Fares to Hamburg from North America will be common-rated with LTUs other German on-line destinations: Düsseldorf and Munich.
LTU fares and schedules may be obtained through a travel agents CRS system or by calling LTU International Airways at 800-888-0200.
Brenner's Park Deal
From now through March 31, 1996, Brenner's Park Hotel in Baden-Baden offers a two-night "Winter Fantasy" package for $420 per person double occupancy. Extra nights are $175 per person double. Single supplement is $125 for the package and $65 for a third night. The package includes two nights accommodations; breakfasts; welcome fruit basket, flowers and mineral water; a massage at the Beauty Spa; use of indoor pool, saunas, fitness room and entrance to the Casino Baden-Baden. According to the Deutscher Hotelführer '95, rack rate singles at the Brenner's Park go from 330 to 620 DM ($229 to $431) per night, not including breakfast; doubles, also without breakfast, are from 430 DM to 980 DM ($298 to $681) per night.
Zermatt Train Stuff
If you happen to be skiing in Zermatt this winter and want to zip over to Paris for some shopping, high speed TGV trains operate between Brig and Paris every Saturday through April 6. Leave Zermatt at 2:10 p.m. and arrive Paris at 9:39 p.m.
Groups of 50 or more looking for an unusual party venue can charter their own steam train for a Brig - Zermatt - Brig roundtrip for a tidy 7,670 Sfr. ($6,555). Contact Zermatt Tourist Office Bahnhofplatz, CH-3920 Zermatt, tel. 028/661181, fax 028/661185.
Ski Museum in Vaduz
Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein has a new Ski Museum which presents 100 years of skiing history. Admission is 5 Sfr. ($4.42) per person. Hours are 2-6 p.m., Monday through Friday or by special arrangement. Contact: Ski-Museum, Bangarten 10, FL-9490 Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein
Free Info On Ticino
Ticino Library, published by the Ticino Tourist Board, is a 36-page brochure in which famous and not-so-famous residents of the Italian-speaking canton - Hermann Hesse, painter Aoi Huber, sculptor Pierino Selmoni, musician Marco Zappaof and racing cyclist Felice Puttini, for example - describe why they live and work there. The brochure, published in English, may be obtained free of charge from Switzerland Tourism, 608 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10020.
Free Food Guide
Also available at no charge from Switzerland Tourism a new Gastronomy Guide for Liechtenstein. The book includes almost every restaurant, club, pub or hotel in the principality plus recipes and a discussion of Liechtenstein wines. Switzerland Tourism, 608 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10020.
Romantic Road Hike & Bike
In 1996, Adventure Horizons of a Lifetime, an adventure travel company in Marietta GA, offers a combination hiking/biking tour of Germany's Romantic Road. Included in the seven-day tour are overnights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Rothenburg ob der Tauber and visits to two of King Ludwig's great castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.
Per person cost is $1,895 double occupancy and includes four-star hotel accommodations, dinners and breakfasts, bilingual guides, daily briefings and use of a 21-speed Trek hybrid bike. A support van carries luggage to each night's stop. All levels of ability are welcome. Phone 800-246-3180 for more information and a free catalog.
Swissair Ski Packages
Swissair's European ski vacations, which include roundtrip air from U.S. gateways, seven nights accommodations, ground transport, and breakfast or half-board, start at $848 from New York or Boston, $918 from Atlanta, $913 from Chicago and Cincinnati, $895 from Philadelphia and Washington and $989 from Los Angeles. To book a package or obtain a free brochure, contact Swisspak at 800-688-7947 or call a travel agent.