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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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Eurail pass Switzerland discounts for bus, boats?
Our family of 6 adults will be in Lucerne May 9-11. We each have a 2-country Eurail Flexi Pass for Switzerland & Italy. We want to take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne ("commuter" boat, not a tour boat), do a mountain Excursion to Mt. Pilatus (Lucerne-Alpnachstad-Pilatus-Fra...
Lucerne to Florence with 4 day Swiss Travel Pass
Hi, We're planning to from Lucerne to Florence via Milan in September. Since we have a Swiss travel pass, I will need to buy tickets only from Chiasso - Milan - Florence. Does that mean I need to change trains at Chiasso , or can continue on the train from Lucerne to Milan wi...
Day trip suggestions for 4 days in Lucerne in May
Hello, Thankyou for creating such a informative and valuable site. We are planning to go to Switzerland next month(A dream come true!) Below is a our rough iternary so far. We are interested in enjoying the scenic beauty, natural landscapes and the amazing travel infrastruct...
50% discount Pilatus with Swiss Travel Pass
Hi, If I am buying 4 day swiss travel pass and day trip to Mt. Pilatus or Jungfraujoch online say from viator.com, how the 50% discount it applied? Do I need to book the tickets (for boat, cogwheel etc) when I am in Lucern to get 50% discount of swiss travel pass? Regards, Satish
Panoramic train day trips from Zurich and Lucerne
I would like to enjoy panaromic express/trains while staying in Switzerland ...I will be staying in Zurich....and lucern....please suggest... panaromic trains near this area....so I can travel and come back to hotel again ..I will be going Geneva....and Interlaken...please s...
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