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Bernina Express near Pontresina

The Bernina Express on its way from Switzerland to Italy.

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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8 nights itinerary from Zermatt to Zurich
Hello again...after much deliberation, we've decided to just go straight to Zermatt instead of taking the Bernina Express. After an 8 hour flight, we're afraid that we'll be too tired to enjoy the ride and will eventually fall asleep and miss all the magnificent view. So here is our...
Trip report Switzerland May 2017
Hi Friends I am a bit late in posting in this forum. I did a self planned Switzerland trip from India with my wife, teenage son, and parents (age more than 65 years). I wanted my parents to visit Europe but the most scenic part of Europe and I am glad that I visited Switzerland. I shall give...
Recommended Pass type and route
Hi, Please if you could advise the ideal Rail Pass type for the below itinerary and the best route to follow to avoid wasting time in trains / connections. - Paris to Geneva - With in Switzerland: Geneva to Montreux to Gstaad to Wengen to Lucerne to Zurich (Gap of 2 days in between each trave...
Seat reservation mandatory for Swisscenic trains?
Hi Team, I am planning to purchase Swiss Travel Pass for my 9 days trip in Switzerland ( 20th to 28th June). Is it mandatory to make a seat reservation or you can still travel without seat reservation in any of the Panoramic train. Will it be too crowded in June (being a hig...
8 days Geneva-Zermatt-Wengen-Lucerne final touches
Dear myswissalps members, this is how I've planned my 8 night itinerary in Switzerland...Need your valuable suggestions : Day 1 : Land at Geneva at 0800 & proceed to Olympic museum (luggage at locker), after visiting proceed to montreux, after check in, evening stroll a...
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