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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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Train near the Jungfrau


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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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Getting tickets w/ Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland
Hello! I'm planning a trip from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch. I will have the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, which gets me free pass from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and 25% discount on the Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch leg. Now, I understood that since I will travel ...
Day trip Geneva to Gruyeres
Hi. We are planning a trip to Gruyeres from Geneva and hope to visit the chocolate factory, cheese factory and castle. I know it will be a big day but just wondering. If the factory's are out of town or close by. Thanks for your feedback. Jacquie
Hike from Birg to Gimmelwald by Bryndli
We would like to get off the cable car from Birg on the way back from Schithorn and hike the Birg -> Bryndli -> Gimmelwald. This is hike route in Rick Steve's book. How difficult of this hike? How long does it take? Thanks.
Trip report St. Moritz July 2016
Hello everyone We are now in Thun in the holiday apartment. Our week in St. Moritz was great and we can thoroughly recommend the hotel we stayed in – Waldhaus am See which as its name suggests is right by the lake – our room had a fabulous view across the lake, the staff were ver...
Hike Birg - Schiltalp - Allmendhubel
We've arrived in Murren and have had two wonderful days of hiking. I have a question on how to visit the huts in Schiltalp where cheeses are made. Rather than hiking the North Face traill, is it possible to hike from the Birg station to Schiltalp and then continue down to Allemendhubel. ...
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