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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.

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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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zurich day trip vs jungfrau region?
hi, Im travelling with my 2 daughters aged 2 and 7 for 7days in switzerland .4 nights at wilderswil and 3 nights at lausanne,..My flight from india to zurich arrives at 7am and my check in at my hotel is only after 2pm.I have my 8 days swiss travel pass print outs already with me.im confu...
How to plan my day tour to Swiss alps
Hi everyone, I am travelling with my family to Zurich and will reach on 7th august (Friday night), all are adults. We are planning to keep one day for the Swiss Alps and one day to explore Zurich. I read online that on Sunday most places in the city are closed. So I can keep my trip to ...
Lucerne - Milan (William Tell Express details)
Hi Arno/Annika and other members, I am planning to a travel from Lucerne to Milan on 29th August morning. After some research, I got to know the following routes possible: 1) Bernina Express: Lucerne - Chur (Intercity) - Tirano (Bernina Express) - Milan (Intercity) - Time:8hrs....
Which mountain resort to choose for Dec holidays?
Hi, My kids (aged 9 & 12) and I are planning to stay in Geneva from 12 Dec for about 7 nights. In between, I would like my kids to experience lots of snow and do some basic skiing classes. I have found a nice apartment at Barboleuse at Villars-sur-Ollon area. I need some...
Lake Lucerne to Pilatus - Boat and from Where?
Hello everybody. It is Cristiano again. I appreciated your help to figure out the pass to buy. Now my other problem is: We want to go for the Golden Round trip to the Pilatus because we think the kids will enjoy the boat but we don't know where to get on the boat! Any idea what...
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