Jun 20, 2018 - 2:16 PM
in reply to AmySCUSA
Hi Amy and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Bern is a nice city with direct trains to Milan (so just 1 change there to Venice) which is super convenient. A scenic route you can take (but not a panoramic train) is to travel from Bern to Brig via Kandersteg. This avoids the fast tunnel and gives you some spectacular scenery on the Lötschberg line.
Overnighting in Brig will still be convenient to catch a train to Milan and on to Venice the next day. You can then visit / view the Stockalper Palace in Brig.
Another town, very well-known for castles, is Bellinzona (there are 3 in the town). You can follow the Gotthard Panoramic Express route to Bellinzona and from there connect to Venice via Milan.
You can use the Swiss railways timetable to find schedules here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable
If you'd like read my trip reports on areas around Brig and Bellinzona here:
Switzerland does have some nice castles, but much more well-known for its mountain experiences - plenty more to choose from there if it is an interest!
Last modified on Jun 20, 2018 - 5:40 PM by Arno