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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

WHAT TO DO

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Train near the Jungfrau

HOW TO TRAVEL

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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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At the forum

Construction works along Montreux - Zweisimmen
www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/gettingthere: "Note that the Golden Pass line is being renovated until 2022, particularly between Zweisimmen and Montreux. This will result in improved rolling stock, and direct trains from Interlaken to Montreux without a switch in Zweisimmen. T...
Best time to travel to Switzerland
Hey everyone, I am new to this forum. I am pleased to join here. I have never been in Switzerland. Can anyone suggest me which is the best time to visit Switzerland. I am planning to travel very soon. Thanks!
Fearful Flyer
Hello! I’m posting quite a bit lately. Thank you for your patience! I am considering a flight into Geneva (from Naples), along with a few other options (including train). About 20 years ago I had horrifying turbulence around the Alps and have since had a fear of flying. Does anyone know if that’s t...
Activities 4 days in Lauterbrunnen area late April
I will be I’m leaving Constantz headed toward the lighter brown Valley on the morning of April 29. I plan on touring Lucerne but before that since I have a Swiss travel pass was thinking of one of the free boat rides perhaps on Lake brains not sure how that works wher...
Bad weather day trip ideas from Lucerne
Hello, We (2 of us) will be in Lucerne tomorrow by noon, taking train from Basel. Our planned itinerary: 4/24 PM: Mt Rigi "Classic Tour". 4/25 AM: Walk around Lucerne. We have to be back in the hotel by 3pm for a conference call. 4/26 Whole day: Zermatt. 4/27 take train back to Basel ...
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