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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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Plug points in Switzerland
Hello, Since the majority of our holidays will be spent in Switzerland, this is a crucial bit of information but one I am still vague about. What are the kinds of plug points used in the country? I am attaching some of the photos I got off the Internet. What we have in India is: Indian plug What I...
Day trip from Zermatt to Montreux in Golden Pass
Hello, To catch the Golden Pass line of trains, we have to travel to Spiez (via Brig - Kandersteg for more scenery, or direct, as suggested by Arno). Then change trains to catch the Golden Pass in Zweisimmen onwards to Montreux? Is that the best route, or are there faster way...
Group tickets on Half fare card
Hello, On 1 half fare card can we buy tickets for others with 50% discount, for example Can I purchase 20 tickets on 1 half fare card?
Hiking to the summit of the Schilthorn
My freind and I will go to Swiztland first week of Oct. We would like to hike up to the summit of Schilthorn. can anybody with hiking experience in this region to help us develop an itinerary. Our preference is NOT to be based in one place and hike out daily but to go point-to-point in...
How to spend 2 days in Lucerne?
We, group of 8, are going to the Viking river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam in November 13,2016. We will arrive Zurich on Nov,11,2016 morning and already book a hotel in Lucerne, we never been in Switzerland, what's your suggestion to spend these few day? Any local guide you would recommend?...
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