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BEST TIME TO VISIT

What's the best time to visit Switzerland? Learn about the seasons and weather.

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EXAMPLE ITINERARIES

Example travel plans that you can adjust as you like.

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VISA

Learn about the required travel documents.

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What to do

Glacier Express

GLACIER EXPRESS

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Bernina Express at Morteratsch

ALL SCENIC TRAIN RIDES

Glacier Express, Bernina Express and all the other panoramic train rides.

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Gornergrat railway with Matterhorn

MOUNTAIN TOPS

All the must knows about the cogwheel trains and cableways to the peaks of the Swiss Alps.

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Where to sleep

Hotel Bodmi Superior in Grindelwald

HOTELS

We manually selected the best hotels: budget, near the train station, in the mountains, and much more.

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Spiez Hotel-Restaurant Seegarten-Marina

APARTMENTS AND HOMES

Choose from thousands of chalets, homes and apartments in the Alps. This is the cheaper option if you stay at least a week.

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Tent in dandelion field near Grindelwald

CAMPSITES

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How to travel

Glacier Express near Oberwald

SWISS TRAVEL PASS

The premium pass for easy hop-on, hop-off travel.

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Jungfraujoch train near Kleine Scheidegg

ALL TRAIN PASSES

Explore all the train passes and learn how to find the best one.

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Car at Nufenen Pass

TRAVELING BY CAR

Find out how to drive safely in the mountains, about the traffic rules and the Swiss motorway vignette.

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