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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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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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Can a child aged between 6 to 16 travel free?
Can a child aged 14 travel free with parent on trains and public transport? Or he needs to buy a ticket too? We are a family of 4 travelling together, most probably we will get a half fare card. Does the 14 year old child need to purchase a half fare card? Or we should buy him a...
How to travel from Milan to Lucerne in one day?
Hi, I would like to travel form Milan to Lucerne via Bernina Express in August. However, according to my research on the train schedule, there is only 1 timing for Bernina Express that brings me to Chur which will reach at 18:20. The earliest train to from Chur to Lucerne is 1...
4Day-3night | advice if itinerary is feasible
Firstly, Thank you Arno & Annika for making such an infomative website on Switzerland. Request anybody to help me with my plans as mentioned below - We are a couple planning to visit Swiss for a 4D-3N tour in the end of September 2017. We are coming from Germany and planning...
Upgrade from 2nd class rail pass and reservations
Hi, I'm travelling to Switzerland in Sept/Oct for 2 weeks and planning on purchasing a 2nd class 15 day Rail Pass. I plan to travel on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and the Golden Pass from Interlaken to Montreux. For these trips, I will likely upgrade to 1st class. M...
Planning 6 days Lucerne/Zug & Interlaken in Sept
Hello All, We are travelling to Switzerland from 21st to 26th September 2017 We are planning for below travel itinery Will reach Paris on 19th and will leave Paris on 21st to Switzerland Planning to have Base location of Zug/Lucerne and from there will do day trips to day 1 t...
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