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Bernina Express near Pontresina

The Bernina Express approaching Pontresina.

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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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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Traveling from Italy and bad weather things to do
We've revised our traveling plans for the Swiss Alps portion of our European road trip. We will be entering Switzerland from Domodossola, Italy. We plan to drive to Tasch (about 1hr, 45min), explore the Zermatt/Matterhorn area for about 6-8 hours and then drive to Wilderswil...
10 days Geneva, Montreux, Lucerne & Jungfrau
Hi, My family is going to arrive into Geneva on 11/24 and depart on 12/3 at 1:30 pm. I would like any advice, criticism or plan changes welcome too, on my plan thus far..... We are going to bite the bullet and buy the Swiss Rail Pass after using this sites spreadsheet and feelin...
Driving Winter December January
Hi. End December arrival- we are family of 10 person. This is what I’m thinking and would love your input! We fly in Zurich 24th December, then fly out from Milan 5th Jan. Plan 1 24th Dec Zurich Christmas Market 25th Dec Zurich - Interlaken (Grindelwald & Jungfraujoch & Wengen,L...
Space for luggage in Venice to Zermatt train
We are a family of 4 members. We will be moving from Venice to Zermatt by train on 23rd may, 2020. I would like to know whether these trains accommodate luggage of the passengers.
Flight rates from San Diego to Zurich in August
I am taking my 13 and 15 yo kids to Switzerland next summer for 2-3 weeks, roughly Aug 10-28. Dates are flexible. Does anyone have suggestions for getting the best rates on flights? It seems they are all over the place, and some sites do not show taxes and fees until after you...
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