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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.

Swiss Coupon Pass

SWISS COUPON PASS

Save money on dining, attractions and city tours with the Swiss Coupon Pass.

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Flowers along the Aare in Thun

WHERE TO GO

Find out what town or region appeals to you most.

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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

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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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