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Jun 17, 2019

Steam Romance on the Brienz Rothorn Railway - SwissVistas

Mountain trips made easy by the Brienz Rothorn Railway. Do make time for this wonderful cogwheel train ride when you are in the Bernese Oberland during the summer time.

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Jun 01, 2019

Bernina Express - SwissVistas

The Bernina Express is one of the most impressive and scenic train rides in the World. It is a highlight on any Swiss journey.

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Apr 24, 2019

Trouble figuring out which Swiss Travel Pass is right for you?

I receive a lot of emails from people asking me how to figure out the best Swiss Travel Pass option for their vacation in Switzerland. So here's an example to help you with that problem.

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Apr 24, 2019

The Swiss Rail Pass Explained

The Swiss Rail Pass allows for unlimited travel by train, bus and boat, even city transportation. There are different options of passes, tailored to your needs...

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Feb 24, 2019

Tschäggättä, a Swiss Carnival in the Lötschental Valley (VS)

Tschäggättä, a Swiss Carnival in the Lötschental Valley and one of the weirdest festivals you can experience just before Ash Wednesday.

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May 25, 2018

Privacy and Site Policies | Swiss Vistas

Your privacy is important to us. My privacy policy shows you how I deal with it.

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May 24, 2018

Switzerland Travel Advice - SwissVistas

Switzerland travel advice; from basic information to visa, official holidays, weather, time, curreny to custom regulations and budget tips.

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Mar 08, 2018

Paper Cut Art in Blankenburg, Bernese Oberland | SwissVistas

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Mar 07, 2018

Postcards from Switzerland - SwissVistas

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

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Feb 05, 2018

The Glacier Express Experience - SwissVistas

The Glacier Express is a classic amongst train journeys in the world and has been traversing the Alps since 1930.

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Sep 20, 2017

Geneva Attractions

From High Energy Physics to High Altitude Views Geneva is a city of many faces. Located in the far-western corner of Switzerland, at the tip of its namesake

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Sep 18, 2017

A Cruise on Lake Zurich

We had to attend a business meeting in Zürich and therefore had not even two full days to explore the city and its region. Of course, we wanted to

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May 02, 2017

Grottes de Vallorbe | SwissVistas

The Grottes de Vallorbe (Vallorbe caves) are a series of limestone caves of incredible beauty. The Grottes de Vallorbe are the largest caves in the Jura and the limestone shapes are magical.

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Apr 21, 2017

A Schaffhausen Travel Guide | SwissVistas

Schaffhausen Travel Guide - Don't miss this delighful and interesting medieval town in Northern Switzerland near the Rhine Falls. Find out about the must-sees while in Schaffhausen.

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Mar 30, 2017

Guided Rail and Alpine Hiking Tours through Switzerland - Swiss Vistas

Enjoy all-inclusive rail tours and alpine hiking excursions in Switzerland with an experienced guide in a small group. We know the scenic train tourts. We know the trails. We know the towns. We lead guided tours for over three decades!

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Mar 16, 2017

Winter Vacation Ideas for Non-Skiers in Switzerland | SwissVistas

Can't ski, won't ski? If skiing is not your thing, you can still have a fabulous time in Switzerland. I have winter vacation ideas for you that will convince you that winter is that time to visit.

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Feb 18, 2017

The best and longest toboggan runs in Switzerland | SwissVistas

Groomed toboggan runs in Switzerland are waiting to be taken under the skids. Officially, there are approximately 150 toboggan runs but in actuality, there are many more.

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Feb 08, 2017

Swiss Carnival Traditions - SwissVistas

Swiss Carnival celebrations vary from region to region; most of them take place around Lent. That's the time when the Swiss let loose. You'll be surprised.

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Jan 25, 2017

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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Jan 23, 2017

Perfect View from Le Grammont - A Mountain in the Chablais Alps | SwissVistas

A hike up to Lac du Taney and Mount Le Grammont in the Chablais Alps in Western Switzerland rewards you with spectacular panoramic views to the Lake Geneva area, the Lavaux vineyards and beyond.

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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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