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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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Day trip to Luzern and Pilatus from Zurich
Greetings! Will be in Switzerland in just a few more days. We are a group of 8 traveling together. On Sept. 24 we are interested in taking a day trip from Zurich to Lake Luzern and then taking the Golden Loop (I think that is what I heard it called) including a boat on the lake. Th...
Best value rail travelling through the Alps
Hi! We planned our trip earlier this year and now it is coming around quickly I wanted to get our rail tickets sorted and ask a few more questions. This is our itinerary, I would LOVE some help/clarification to ensure I understand the rail system and that the Swiss Pass will be th...
Right time to purchase air tickets
Hello forum members: We ll be traveling to UK in late March 2020. Upon arrival we will spend one day in London and will fly to Zurich the next day for 5 days stay. I was wondering if I should book air tickets (return tickets from US to UK and then UK to Zurich) now or should I wait until D...
Switzerland first timer - BO first, then where?
Hello everyone! I’m really hoping someone can help as there seems so much information and I have so little time to properly read through everything to help me! We are hoping for a week in August, travelling with two kids who will be 4 and 6. As first timers I think the B...
Which Itinerary is best coming from Colmar, France
Travelling from Colmar, France on December 26th and would like to see some beautiful sites around Switzerland (Glacier lakes and mountainous views). I have identified 2 itineraries below. Please let me know which is better based on our criteria. Family of 4 with 2 teenage d...
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