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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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Jungfraujoch train near Kleine Scheidegg

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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

Thunersee Lake Ferry
Does the ferry stop at Schloss Oberhofen castle, and can you catch the ferry from St. Beatus cave to get there? Thanks in advance!
Switzerland Quiz
No photograph this time. Just a fill in the blanks. The cantons of _______ and ______ will be making a slight adjustment to their cantonal border as _____ square metres will be added to the territory of the commune of _____ and the same number of square metres will be subtracted from the territory of the co...
Swiss webcams during the coronavirus
Folks, Here's a suggestion while we wish we were in Switzerland: Everyday I enjoy going to the Swiss Webcam site to view what's happening over there. Some of my favorites are Lake Geneva from Cully, Andermatt Bazberg, Kandersteg, Zermatt and many more. I particularly enjoy the 24 hour ti...
Swiss trip starting from 18th May - realistic?
Hi friends, We as a family were traveling to Switzerland from 18th may2020 till 3rd June. Our flight tickets and Airbnb s are all booked. Haven't yet bought the 15day rail pass and haven't yet applied for VISA. India is under lockdown till 15th April due to COVID 19... Don't kn...
Swiss Travel Pass specials (discounts)
Good evening all from Australia and I hope you are all staying safe in the current situation. My question regarding the Swiss Travel Pass may be very difficult to answer but I was wondering if you have any experience regarding discounts and specials when purchasing the STP. WE wife and...
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