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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

WHAT TO DO

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Train near the Jungfrau

HOW TO TRAVEL

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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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Need help figuring out trains, please!
I would very much appreciate some help figuring out what is the best and most economical way to do the following: Go from Paris to Zermatt in early April (hypothetically April 3) Stay in Zermatt 1 full day and leave the next day (hypothetically April 5): Take the Glacier Express from Z...
4 day trip in feb
I am planning to visit Switzerland for 4 day from 22 Feb to 25 Feb.I will arrival to Geneva on 22feb 2pm & departure from Zurich on 25 Feb 1pm.Now can you guide me where to what are things to see ,I needa good plan.
Cycling the Aare and Rhine Routes
Hello! In a previous thread that I started (Lucerne vs. Lake Constance in May/June), I had posted a tentative itinerary in which I would cycle to Bern over 3.5 days from Kreuzlingen I realize now that I have to cut down one day on the trail because I absolutely must arrive in Bern on May 23...
Help on closed Mannlichen and a challenging hike
Hi there! I will be visiting the Lauterbrunnen area on June 9, 10, 11 with my wife and 8-year-twins. Disappointingly, I just learned the Mannlichen to KS trail will likely be closed. This was high on our list because of descriptions like 'most stunning of all the hikes', so I...
Accommodations at Lake Constance
Hey Slowpoke (and any others who can contribute), You posted the following on one of the threads that I started in the "Miscellaneous" forum: "This attached map/boat schedule shows how you could stay at many places along the lake shore, some of which are quainter than Kreuzlingen. Kreuzlinge...
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