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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.

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


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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Which rail passes are best for Lauterbrunnen?
Hello, I m going to be in Geneva in May 2016 with my husband and kids 7 and 10, then heading to Lauterbrunnen on May 13 - 20. While we are there we'd like to do the Jungfrau excursion. It is also possible we'd visit Interlaken. After Lauterbrunnen we are taking a train to Zurich...
Any hikes from rail stop into Pontresina?
we're coming into Pontresina s from Chur in late September and wondering if there are 2-4hr hikes along the way where you can get off the train and then get back on at a later rail stop ... or would just hiking around Pontresina be the best plan? Thanks! Steve
"Winter rooms" on the hiker's Haute Route
Hello everyone, My boyfriend and I will be hiking the hiker's Haute Route right at the end of the mountain hut season (September 20-30). Some of the huts will be closed at this time, but I have read that they keep a "winter room" open. I haven't been able to find more detailed infor...
Cell phone on the hiker's Haute Route
Hi All, My boyfriend and I are hiking the hiker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt from September 20-30. I have read in several places that it is a good idea to have a cell phone on this hike, in order to call ahead and make and confirm reservations in the huts for each night. Howev...
Travelling to Switzerland in late November?
Hi guys, We are planning our Europe trip and are very excited to visit Switzerland for the very first time. We planned to come from the 18th to 23rd of November, then we found out everyone is saying November is the worst time to visit! 1. We were just after the big touristy things...
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