Category: Switzerland

Switzerland: RhB to Attempt World Record for Longest Passenger Train this October; Keri Allan; Railway News

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This autumn the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) will attempt to beat the world record for the longest passenger train.

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Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland; Huaxia; Xinhua

Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland-

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A Cloud Of Sweetness: Vevey, Switzerland; Margie Goldsmith; Forbes

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Vevey, one of Switzerland’s most charming towns, just ten miles from Lausanne and 40 minutes by train from Geneva, is worth a visit, especially to the Chillon Castle and the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: A Cloud Of Sweetness: Vevey, Switzerland

Test for longest train record; World Radio

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Rail engineers in canton Graubünden are preparing for a world record attempt in October when they will take the longest passenger train in the world through the spectacular circular tracks of the Albula route.

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Daytrip to Jungfraujoch Top of Europe with EigerExpress Gondola Ride from Zürich; TripAdvisor

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Eggishorn viewpoint: look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier; Switzerland Tourism

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The Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site seems close enough to touch, as 20 kilometres of the Aletsch Glacier stretch out right in front of your eyes. This is a viewpoint where you will want to take your time and marvel at the sights before you.

Source: Eggishorn viewpoint: look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier | Switzerland Tourism

Lavaux – A Panoramic Destination In The Heart Of The Canton; Press Release Network

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Spoilt by breath-taking natural beauty and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lavaux is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque regions. The Lavaux vineyard stretches across 400 kilometres of walls and consist of 10,000 terraces spread over 40 levels. This makes the region the most extensive in Switzerland with the mosaic of vines stretching for about 14 kilometres between Montreux and Vevey (the Swiss Riviera) to the east and Lausanne to the west.

Source: Lavaux – A Panoramic Destination In The Heart Of The Canton …

Glacier Express – From St. Moritz to the Matterhorn; Deutsche Welle

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A trip on the Glacier Express is one of the world’s best-known railway journeys.

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Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go; Alex Sakalis; Daily Beast

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It’s a chilly, December morning as Alex Sakalis slinks into Chur Railway Station in the southeast of Switzerland. Scanning the platforms, he eventually spot it: that trademark red exterior with the curved panoramic windows and the words Bernina Express emblazoned across the side. The other passengers have arrived and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. They are all here for one reason only—to take Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Frequently named Europe’s most scenic train ride, the Bernina Express is a romantic throwback to the golden age of European rail travel, when the journey was the destination.

Source: Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go

Access road: Geneva – Saint-George; Switzerland Tourism

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From the cosmopolitan Swiss city of Geneva, where the Jet d’Eau fountain shoots 140 metres into the sky out of Lake Geneva, the route continues on to Nyon before ending up in Saint-George, which makes up part of the Vaud Jura Park.

Source: Access road: Geneva – Saint-George | Switzerland Tourism

Swiss beech forests added to World Heritage List; Menafn/Swissinfo

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Source: Swiss beech forests added to World Heritage List

5 of the Best Cities: Switzerland; Rashmi Gopal Rao; Passion Passport

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Fairytale like landscapes, alpine scenery, snow-capped mountains, glittering lakes and bucolic beauty galore, Switzerland is a paradise..

Source: 5 of the Best Cities: Switzerland – Passion Passport

A Guide to Hiking in Valais, Switzerland; Roger Fulton; Active Traveller

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Hiking is one of the greatest ways to explore the beautiful mountain landscapes of Switzerland’s Valais region – with more than 8,000km of marked trails.

Source: A Guide to Hiking in Valais, Switzerland

Icons and Secrets of Switzerland; Financial Times

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8 Gorgeous Places To Visit In Ticino; Inka Piegsa Quischotte; TravelAwaits

Ticino, Switzerland’s southernmost canton, has a Mediterranean vibe. With multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles, lakes, and quirky museums, Ticino is an intriguing sector of Switzerland that is worth a visit.

Source: 8 Gorgeous Places To Visit In Ticino – TravelAwaits

Winterwanderweg Fafleralp; Switzerland Tourism

Source: Winterwanderweg Fafleralp | Switzerland Tourism

How 5-Star Einstein Hotel Battled Covid: Interview With General Manager Michael Vogt; Michelle Tchea; Forbes

“We offered an attractive “Home Office” offer to stay and work safe at the Einstein St. Gallen.” – Strategies from an experienced General Manager post-covid.

Source: How 5-Star Einstein Hotel Battled Covid: Interview With General Manager Michael Vogt

Human Ingenuity Powers The Bernina Express; Claire Wyszynski; Diplomatic Courier

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Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina; Switzerland Tourism

130 kilometres in one train. The Albula/Bernina railway line forms the heart of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage listing and is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes. The UNESCO route itself covers 122 kilometres from Thusis to Tirano, passing 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and 20 towns along the way.

Source: Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina | Switzerland Tourism

Why You Should Go Mountain Biking In Valais; Jordan Tiernan; Mpora

Jordan Tiernan went to Valais to see why it’s considered one of Europe’s best mountain biking destinations…

Source: Why You Should Go Mountain Biking In Valais

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