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My Favorite "Backereien" in Zermatt

My favorite bakeries in Zermatt, Switzerland....

Zurich National Museum

The National Museum in Zurich, contains the largest collection of cultural-historical objects in the country....

Kunsthaus Museum of Fine Arts, Zurich

The Kunsthaus Museum of Fine Arts, is an art gallery in Zürich. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, assembled....

Bovalhütte

Boval Hut [Bovalhütte] was built in 1877, at the base of Piz Morteratsch and Piz Bernina, above the Morteratsch Glacier....

Rotstockhütte

Paths leading to Rotstockhutte restaurant pass multi-colored wildflowers and the sounds melodic cow bells echoing in the distance....

Swiss National Park

A great place to see wildlife, in the Engadine region...

Featured Tour: Swiss Sampler

The Swiss Sampler tour is a leisurely sampling of Switzerland's best towns and villages....

Swiss Rail Tickets and Reservations

As a very general rule of thumb, if you have trips of 3 hours or more, it's probably worth it to buy a pass that covers those journeys. If you're just making short 1-2 hour trips, your point-to-point...

Swiss Rail Passes

Rail travel in Switzerland is not cheap, but there are a bunch of different passes to choose from. For most trips in Switzerland, you will want one of these passes....

Mer de Glace

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Chamonix

Chamonix, France is at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and is a lively, elegant and fun village to visit....

Courmayeur

Courmayeur (1224 m elev.) is a small town in northern Italy, at the foot of the southern side of Mont Blanc....

The Tour du Mont Blanc

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Haute Route Hiking Tours

The Hikers Haute Route is a rugged hut-to-hut hike linking Chamonix and Zermatt....

Featured Tours in the Engadine

Guided Engadine Traverse offers inn-to-inn hiking with stops in favorite villages, like Guarda, often referred to as Switzerland’s prettiest village, and superb nights spent in quiet high mountain h...

Paragliding

Paragliding could easily be viewed as one of the more extreme sports available to Alpine adventurers. Alpinehikers employee, Mike Cullen, found it was surprisingly accessible and a ton of fun. ...

Lakes in the Engadine

There are several beautiful and romantic lakes in the Engadine region; such as: St. Moritz Lake, Silvaplana Lake, Champfèrer Lake, and Lake Sils....

Morteratsch Glacier

The Montebello curve near the Morteratsch station at the Bernina Pass; with Morteratsch glacier, Piz Palue and Piz Bernina in the background. The Morteratsch Glacier is the largest glacier, by area, i...

Lugano Shopping and Cafes

You can’t miss the main pedestrian heart of Lugano filled with piazzas, cafes, alleyways, shops, outdoor restaurants and street vendors. ...

Cogwheel Trains from Lugano and Ticino

Monte Generoso (1701 m) in Ticino, accessible by cog railroad from Capolago at Lake Lugano, Switzerland. ...

Val Verzasca

The Valle Verzasca in the Locarno district of the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, is formed by the Verzasca River....

Lake Lugano

Brusino Arsizio at Lake Lugano, Canton Ticino. In the back Mt. Bre and Mt. Boglia...

Swiss Half Fare Card

The one-month Half Fare Card is very simple... it allows you to buy tickets at a 50% discount throughout Switzerland. It can be bought as a stand-alone pass, or can be bought in combination with anot...

Swiss Transfer Ticket

The Swiss Transfer Ticket is a fairly basic pass. It comes in 1st or 2nd class and is good for 2 days of free travel within Switzerland in a one month period. This should be for travel from an airpo...

Swiss Family Card

The Swiss Family Card is one of the best deals in Switzerland. First of all it's free. You can request one with any other Swiss rail pass. It allows any children 15 and younger to travel with their...

Swiss Travel Pass Flex

The Swiss Travel Pass Flex, like the consecutive passes, also comes in 1st or 2nd class, and is good for 3, 4, 8 or 15 individual days of free travel within Switzerland in a one month period. This ma...

Swiss Travel Pass

The Swiss Travel Pass comes in 1st or 2nd class, and is good for 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days of free travel within Switzerland. It's a great pass if you are traveling to a lot of different places ...

Glacier Express

An 8 hour journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz, this panoramic train isn't fast, but it is direct, and is Switzerland's most famous train journey....

Bernina Express

The Bernina Express connects the high, mountainous Engadine region to sunny, warm Lugano. ...

Chocolate Train

Take an all-day journey in a classic Pullman car through bucolic countryside to both a cheese and a chocolate factory....

Golden Pass

The Golden Pass is one of the prettier scenic trains in Switzerland, connecting Lucerne to Interlaken to Montreux through bucolic valleys....

Kapellbrücke Lucerne's Chapel Bridge

The flower-covered Chapel Bridge is just one of Lucerne's iconic sights....

Lugano

The sun-splashed Italian-speaking region of Switzerland is known as Ticino. This is where the Alps meet the Mediterranean. Ticino doesn't have the huge mountains that you'll find in other parts of Swi...

Zurich

Zurich is easily Switzerland's largest city, but really, it's not all that big. The city is tidy, attractive and walkable, and sits on a pretty lake. Zurich's center is filled with stylish shops, gr...

Pontresina

Pontresina is small and modest, yet alive and stylish without being overwhelming. It's just a few miles from St. Moritz, and is set off the main highway so its main street remains calm and peaceful. ...