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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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Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass 2018 coverage
Hello everyone, I am quite sure that the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass offered a discount on the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn excursions in previous years. This no longer applies. But, apart from cable cars, three chair lifts in Wengen, Mürren and Kleine Scheidegg are ...
Exploring places along the Bernina Pass
My family & I are traveling to Le Prese, Switzerland from Lake Como via Tirano in May. We are staying there overnight. The next day, we change to a hotel in Pontresina, staying overnight as well. While in these areas, we would like to go back & forth along the Bernina Pass. We...
6 day itinerary & rail pass help for late April
Hi, I am planning to visit the Switzerland on 26th April, 2018 and be there for around 6 days. My to and from flights are from Basel. I have sorted an itinerary for myself, however any expert opinion or suggestions are always welcome. I have been thinking of making my base to ...
Comparing Swiss rail passes and how to use them
Hi, I am trying to do some fare comparisons to decide on a travel pass or half rate card. The half rate card also includes the complimentary family card for accompanied children as far as I know. The website only shows the following options for kids :half rate, junior t...
Rail pass for Italy > Zurich > Lucerne > Murren?
Hi, my husband and I will be traveling with our son next month. Starting in Italy and working up to Switzerland. Thinking the half card may be a good bet for us as we'll be in Switzerland for a week and potentially some mountain tops (via Murren). Seeing as there are quite a ...
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