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Must knows about Switzerland

  • The weather varies greatly by the season, altitude and location;
  • High season is from late June to August and late December to March;
  • The best activities in the Alps are scenic train rides, mountain top visits and hiking.

Video about the most popular Swiss rail pass: the Swiss Travel Pass.

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Flowers along the Aare in Thun

WHERE TO GO

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Cable car to Piz Nair

WHAT TO DO

Viewing points, scenic train rides, boat trips, hiking. It's all here!

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Train near the Jungfrau

HOW TO TRAVEL

There are many ways to travel to and in Switzerland. About trains, cars, buses, boats, cable cars and the tickets you need.

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FORUM

The forum is the place to ask your questions, talk with other travelers and get the news about traveling to Switzerland.

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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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Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire trip.

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How to choose the best rail pass

Learn how to pick the rail pass that best fits your plans.

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At the forum

Renting trekking poles in Lauterbrunnen
My wife and I and our 18 year old son are spending five days in Lauterbrunnen May 24-28. We were hoping to rent trekking poles when we arrive, as they are not permitted in cabin baggage. Can anyone recommend a shop that might rent them? Cheers!
Feedback on 8 day itinerary please
Arrive June 24th Zurich Airport. These are travel days. Day 1 Travel Zurich to Wengen. Day 2 Round trip Wengen cable to Mannlichen Day 3 Round trip Wengen to Lauterbrunen Day 4 Wengen to Gerra Day 5 Gerra to Biasca Days 6 Gerra to Lugano Day 7 Gerra to Chiasso from there to Florence Italy....
rail pass and reservations
we will be arriving in Geneva sept 2 and leaving the 22-when can we purchase the swiss travel pass flex and when can we make reservations on the Glacier Express. also can we do this by on line
Advise needed for Zurich, Lucerne, Jungfrau,
Hi experts, i will be travelling to Zurich on 9 may, spend a night there, before leaving on the 10 to rhine falls and moving on to Lucerne in the afternoon. Is Zurich HB the main train station? how do i get to this train station from the airport? please also let me know which sta...
Planning a one month trip need advice
hi, me and my family are planning a trip to switzerland for a month next april-may. We're 6 adults and a 2 year old baby. We plan to stay a week per town. I was wondering where to go first and where to end our trip. What towns can you suggest? We love nature and the alps but somewhere a...
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