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May 25, 2018

Privacy and Site Policies | Swiss Vistas

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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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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

Want to get inspired and learn more about Switzerland? Then please sign up for my monthly Newsletter!

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