This is because, above all, Switzerland has to offer landscape and cultural versatility. Where savvy hikers get their money's worth in the mid-mountain landscape of the Swiss Jura and the Alps wintersport enthusiasts, the most attractive cities in the country are found between Lake Geneva and Lake Constance.
Brienz is located in the middle of charming mountains at the eastern end of turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz. The cosy village is starting point for excursions to the Bernese Oberland, the Ballenberg Open-air Museum but also to Lucerne or Interlaken or across the nearby Alpine passes.
The town of Brig with its historic old quarter and the Stockalper Palace lies in the sunny Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplon Pass. Situated at an important junction, Brig is an ideal starting point for excursions. It is close to hiking and ski regions on the Lötschberg and Simplon, and in the Aletsch. It also has its own thermal baths, making it an attractive holiday resort.
The neighboring village of St. Moritz is by no means in its shadow: Celerina delights visitors with its charm, a variety of offerings and plenty of sunshine. San Gian, a church dating back to the 14th century, is perched just outside Celerina. It is the symbol of the village.
Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.
My name is Bond, James Bond. The agent who presented himself in such an unmistakeable way made a decisive contribution to the fame of the Schilthorn. The mountain with its breathtaking panoramic views is today one of the top attractions of the Jungfrau region. Lying at the foot of the Schilthorn, Mürren has nevertheless remained a cosy mountain village.
Wonderfully pine forests surround Engadine’s mountain resort and spa town, which is defined by stylish hotels from the Belle Epoque. Its village seems to have risen out of a fairy tale. Skirted by the imposing Bernina Massif, the historic mountain village (1,800 meters) casts its spell on visitors as soon as they arrive.
The authentic natural and cultural landscape of the Puschlav which is 25 kilometres long as the crow flies extends from the giant ice peaks of the Bernina Mountain Range all the way down to the vineyards of the Veltlin. Woven into it are a great many sites of natural beauty, pretty towns with interesting cultural monuments, churches and palaces.
The Scuol, Bad Tarasp-Vulpera, Sent and Ftan region is truly spoiled for sunshine. It lies cradled between the peaks of the Silvretta range and the "Engadin Dolomites". This holiday area has retained its native cultural values and its natural surroundings intact - to the great pride of the Engadiners and the benefit of their guests.
Probably the most charming seaside village on the shores of Lake Lucerne and at the foot of the Rigi. Weggis, the small idyllic village offers peace and quiet, relaxation in front of a magnificent lake and mountain panorama. The area is often called the Riviera of Central Switzerland.
Board the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano or opposite direction to Flüelen and travel along the Gotthard mountain panorama route followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. The Gotthard Panorama Express operates as a 1st class panorama train offering all guests seats with panoramic windows. » When: 20.4.–20.10.24, Tuesday to Sunday + general public holidays. Duration: 5h30.
Excellence Class is the premium coach class on the Glacier Express with only 20 seats. It impresses with it's high-quality full service offer and its modern design. A first class train ticket is needed. » Included in the price: Lounge seating (window seat guaranteed), personal travel guidance, trendy bar area, welcome drink, premium multi course lunch including corresponding wine, tea time with canapés, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee. When: According to
timetable. Duration: 8 hours.
The journey on the Glacier Express will also be a culinary highlight. Enjoy a cultivated 3-course lunch or dinner fresh from the on-board kitchen. Reservation is highly recommended. » When: According to timetable on board of every Glacier Express train.
Enjoy a delicious mountain plate with a non-alcoholic drink or wine/beer at your seat while the beautiful scenery unfolds before your eyes. Great value is placed on regionality, all products come from local suppliers. Reservation is highly recommended.
» When: On board of every GoldenPass Express train.