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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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Flowers along the Aare in Thun

WHERE TO GO

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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

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire 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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At the forum

7 days in Switzerland - Best Rail pass
Hi Annika / Arno I am travelling to Switzerland with my wife and 8 years old kid in the first week of July. My rough itinerary is as follows: Day 1: Arrive in Zurich in the afternoon and transfer to Lucerne. Spend the evening in Lucerne Day 2: Day trip to Berne and back to Lucerne in t...
chur to tirano
I'll be taking a choo choo from Chur to Tirano in October. Something about this route really confuses me. I've taken trains in Switzerland before. Always seemed very straight forward. Go to the station, buy a ticket, wait for the next train. Not even important to check schedules as they run so frequently. On ...
Recommended Card vs Pass
I would like to know which type of pass suit my 4 days stay in Switzerland with the following train trips below:-1. Zurich Main Station to Lucerne 2. Lucerne - Interlaken express (return trip) 3. Lucerne - Bern (return trip) 4. Lucerne - Zurich Airport5. Public transportation in Zurich City (1 day t...
10 day Switzerland trip:Suggestions required
Hi, My itinerary is as follows: Day 1:Arrive Zurich at 615am and take Black Forest Rhine Falls by taking excursion from 1230pm to 7pm. Day 2:Apartment stay at Interlaken for 1 week. Zurich to Lucerne , Mt Pilatus and then Interlaken by golden Pass line Day 3:Bern/Geneva Day 4 Jun...
5 day trip to Switzerland - Suggestions Please!!
Hi, Me and my wife are planning to visit Switzerland at the end of May this year. We want to see and enjoy both the mountain peak visits and picturesque valley and trails. This is our proposed itinerary: 21st MAY - Reach Zurich by early morning flight and leave for Lucerne/Lu...
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