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Dec 07, 2016

Just out: SwissVistas News December 2016

St. Nicholas – Winter Traditions in Switzerland
The advent season is that time of the year when we like to take time out and reflect upon the past. Many winter traditions are associated with that time and we love to celebrate them. Amongst them the St. Nicolas day….

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Dec 07, 2016

Christmas Markets in Switzerland

Looking for enchanting Christmas Markets in Switzerland? We've got some really cosy ones that are fun to explore and find local arts and crafts.

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Nov 30, 2016

Grande Dixence

The Tallest Gravity Dam in the World With a height of 285m, the Barrage de la Grande Dixence in Switzerland is the tallest gravity dam in the world.

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Jun 08, 2016

Swiss Pass Benefits and Bonuses

Find out what kind of additional Swiss pass benefits you are entitled to when you choose any of the discounted train travel options.

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Apr 10, 2016

Looking for a Guided Day Trip from Zürich?

Are you on a city break and looking for a guided day trip from Zürich to another one of our scenic corners before you return home? Then have a look at the 5 most amazing excursions from the 'Limmat City'.

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Mar 28, 2016

Morges, the pretty Swiss town on the shores of Lake Geneva - SwissVistas

Morges in Western Switzerland is one of the prettiest lakeside cities on Lake Geneva. The 'City of Flowers' exudes and old world charm and nowhere are lazy summer days quite as relaxing as on the splendid lake promenade.

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Mar 07, 2016

Going off the Map in the Prättigau Valley - SwissVistas

The often overlooked Prättigau is tucked away in a side valley to the Rhine and lies between Landquart and Klosters. At the beginning of the valley is a narrow canyon called Klus and when one emerges frofm the tunnel, the valley begins to up and widens more the closer one gets to Klosters, a holiday resort for over 100 years.

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Feb 28, 2016

When is the Best Time to Visit Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland really depends on what you want to do, see and experience. Our country might be small but the weather is as varied as the activities and sightseeing options.

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Feb 17, 2016

Switzerland Climate Information - SwissVistas

Due to the fact that Switzerland has very low and high altitudes, Switzerland's climate ranges from Arctic cold to Mediterranean mild and dry and all kinds of variations in-between.

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Feb 01, 2016

Switzerland Newsletter | SwissVistas

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Jan 31, 2016

A Winter Postcard from the Prättigau Valley

A postcard from Larein in the Praettigau Valley
This alpine hut almost disappears under heaps of snow. The photo was taken last year by a friend of mine while off-piste skiing in the Prättigau Valley. It’s now end of January, and although skiing is great at the moment, we are still waiting for this much snow.

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Jan 21, 2016

A Circular hike from Bergün

The scenic circular hike from Bergün to the Kesch alpine hut regals you with sweeping views and an array of flora and fauna. Hiking in Switzerland's largest Nature Park, Parc Ela.

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Jan 10, 2016

Hello Winter

A postcard from the Val Lumnezia
Is there anything more enchanting than a beautiful winter day? We’ve waited quite a bit for such a scene this year. It’s almost mid-January, and we finally got enough of the white fluffy stuff to enjoy the slopes or a winter hike surrounded by beautiful winter scenery.

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Jan 04, 2016

Tête de Moine

A Cheese from the Bernese Jura Region of Switzerland One of the many highlights of our 24-day Switzerland trip was the gastronomic delight(s)afforded

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Dec 20, 2015

Christmas in Switzerland

Christmas in Switzerland is not much differently celebrated than in our neighbouring countries. But we wouldn't be Swiss if we didn't develop our own Christmas traditions, and of course, they also differ a little depending in which linguistic region we live.

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Dec 10, 2015

Escalade Festival, Geneva - SwissVistas

Every year on the weekend closest to December 11th, Geneva celebrates the historic Escalade festival (Fête de l'Escalade) commemorating the victory over the Duke of Savoy's invading troops in 1602.

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Dec 06, 2015

Visiting St. Nikolaus in the Prättigau Valley - Switzerland

Did you know St. Nikolaus really exists? One day I got lost in the woods in the Prättigau, a beautiful valley in Graubünden - Switzerland. And who do you think I met?

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Oct 02, 2015

A Short Road Trip

Munich - St. Gallen - Lucerne - Interlaken - Bellinzona - Lugano - Innsbruck - Munich I got to a later start than planned, and so I took the more direct

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Sep 24, 2015

Alpine Descent in Brigels/Breil

The Alpine descent in Brigels/Breil is celebrated every year mid-September. It's a celebration of the coming home of the cows who have spent the summer months hihg up in the Alps.

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Sep 06, 2015

Festival Fulehung in Thun, Bernese Oberland

The Festival Fulehung in Thun is a fun event for the whole family. The fool chases spectators through the medieval city during this fall festival.

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Aug 31, 2015

Good bye Summer

A postcard from Jenins

This truly is a summer to remember. The heat was sometimes brutal during the height of the day.

I hope that the good weather will stick with us, because there's nothing better then explore the regions on foot on a beautiful autumn day!

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Aug 28, 2015

Horn Sled Races in Switzerland - SwissVistas

Traditional Horn Sled Races in Switzerland are fun and entertaining. They are taking place between January and March in wintersport resorts

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Aug 20, 2015

Swiss Travel Pass Summer End Promotion

Swiss Travel Pass promotion

Rail Europe has another Swiss Travel Pass promotion on offer. If you plan to travel to Switzerland this fall, it's worth to check the end of summer sale.

Happy travels!

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Aug 19, 2015

Lucerne Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Lucerne Switzerland visit!

A comprehensive Lucerne Travel Guide featuring my best tips on things to do in Lucerne Switzerland.

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Aug 16, 2015

Postcards from Switzerland - SwissVistas

Postcards from Switzerland bring you regular greetings from a different part of my country - Swiss Vistas

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