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Bernina Express

Cross the Alps from North to South (or vice-versa) in style! The Bernina Express offers breath-taking vistas from the beautiful 1st and 2nd class panorama cars. Ride over graceful viaducts, through galleries hewn into the sheer rock, through switch-back tunnels, along rushing mountain streams, glaciers and even an alpine garden. Technical buffs will enjoy knowing [...]

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Or you start in Disentist, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in [...]

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Railways of the Jungfrau Region

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe At 3454 m a.s.l., the Jungfraujoch is arguably the highest train station in all of Europe. Snow and ice are guaranteed but so is a good time: The Sphinx Terrace with its fantastic view onto the Aletsch Glacier, the Ice Palace and the Walking Plateau for walks in eternal snow [...]

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Boat Cruises on Lake Biel, the River Aare, Three-Lakes

The Lake Biel fleet has nine boats, including the MobiCat, the world’s largest solar catamaran. This unusual boat, operated purely on solar energy, offers a brunch cruise every Sunday in summer and can be rented for private events, whether this is a seminar or a party. Lake Biel is ringed by romantic vineyards that offer [...]

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Boats on Lakes Thun and Brienz

The lakes Thun and Brienz are home to a fleet of 14 boats, of which two boats are paddle steamers. The lakes nestled among the imposing mountains surrounding them glint like jewels and are a sight to behold in any weather. The shores of Lake Thun are exceptionally attractive as they are dotted with castles, [...]

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Boats on Lake Geneva

With its eight paddle-wheel boats from the Belle Epoque era, five of them powered with steam engines, the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) owns a unique patrimony. The Belle Epoque boats have been plying Central Europe’s largest lake for 130 years. The boats run from Geneva to Le Bouveret, via Yvoire, [...]

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Boats on Lake Lucerne

The flotilla on Lake Lucerne consists of five nostalgic lake steamers and 15 elegant salon motor boats. Together, these twenty boats ply the lake on various routes that add up to 38 kilometers. Along the way, passengers will be able to admire nature at its best: gently rolling meadows, idyllic bays, dramatic fjords, and near-vertical [...]

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GoldenPass Line

Connect Central Switzerland and Lake Geneva with this attractive train ride. Depart from historic Lucerne and cross the Brünig Pass by GoldenPass Panoramic train, past flower-bedecked age-old chalets and on to Interlaken. The GoldenPass Line continues towards Gstaad, favourite playground for the rich and famous.

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The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is the slowest fast train in the world. Travel on the famous Swiss mountain railways from St.Moritz to Zermatt and vice versa or from Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn. A 7.5 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 metres in altitude. A panoramic [...]

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Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel System is a combination of several Swiss public transport companies. Moreover, it stands for a ticket selection which realizes foreign travelers’ touristic needs and which helps foreign guests using public transport with its all-encompassing offer. The most popular transport ticket is the Swiss Pass, which gives travelers access to the entire network of [...]

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