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The Bernina Express on its way from Switzerland to Italy.
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Flowers along the Aare in Thun


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Cable car to Piz Nair


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Insider tips about the Swiss Alps

  • The weather varies by the season, day, time, location and especially altitude. You'd best dress in multiple thinner layers so you can adjust to the local circumstances.
  • The Swiss train system is safe, clean and easy to use. In most cases, it's a much better choice than a road trip.
  • Nearly all public transport can be found in one single online timetable.

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Swiss Christmas Market dates 2016
Hi everyone This is for the benefit of several people who have mentioned visiting Christmas markets. I have done research for our own visit in early December so thought I would pass on the results for other people. Lucerne - the one in the station runs from 24 Nov to 24 Dec. In Franziskaner...
Need help with half fare card
Hi, My family will be arriving in Switzerland on 3-mar-2017 7am and leaving on the morning on 11-Mar-2017. We are planning to get the Swiss Half fare card, I would like to pre-book 2 of the journey, 1 - From Chur to Brig 2 - From Brig to Venice Am I able to pre-book them online with the half fa...
Switzerland from 23 Dec - 1 Jan
Hi All, My husband and I will be travelling to Switzerland for our honeymoon from 23 Dec – 1 Jan and would appreciate if we can have some suggestions to our itinerary. This is what we have planned so far: 23 Dec: Land in Zurich, head to Lucerne to drop off our luggage at the hotel for t...
Transport for family in December
Hi there, I just want to say I find this site the most amazing one there is. I have received wonderful info from Arno and Slowpoke when I had to decide on our itinerary a month ago. So thank you once again for your kind help! Now I have the problem of finding out about the transport and beli...
Itinery suggestions Switzerland from Dec 12 - 18th
Hi Arno My son and I are travelling in your beautiful country from these dates. I would really appreciate any revisions or suggestions you may have. We may be trying to fit too much in?? Our proposed itinery so far: ( using Swiss travel Pass - think this is best value for u...
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