The Most Beautiful Places in Switzerland; Wanderlust Crew
Climate change must be a catalyst for reform of the World Heritage system; Helene Marsh & Anita Smith; The Conversation
Rising temperatures and extreme weather pose an existential threat to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, but widespread discussion is needed for meaningful change.
Source: Climate change must be a catalyst for reform of the World Heritage system
Following in the Footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien in Switzerland’s Mystical Lauterbrunnen Valley; Melanie Haiken; Afar
From the Shire to Rivendell to the Misty Mountains, many locations in “The Lord of the Rings” were inspired by real landscapes.
Source: Following in the Footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien in Switzerland’s Mystical Lauterbrunnen Valley
Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland; Huaxia; Xinhua
Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland-
Source: Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland
A Cloud Of Sweetness: Vevey, Switzerland; Margie Goldsmith; Forbes
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
Daytrip to Jungfraujoch Top of Europe with EigerExpress Gondola Ride from Zürich; TripAdvisor
Eggishorn viewpoint: look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier; Switzerland Tourism
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
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
A trip on the Glacier Express is one of the world’s best-known railway journeys.
Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go; Alex Sakalis; Daily Beast
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
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
A Guide to Hiking in Valais, Switzerland; Roger Fulton; Active Traveller
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.
Icons and Secrets of Switzerland; Financial Times
Source: Icons and Secrets of Switzerland
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.
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
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
Route 36: Over the Bernina Pass; Europe By Rail
The Bernina Railway which links the Engadine area of eastern Switzerland with the Valtellina region in Lombardy is in Europe By Rail’s view far and away the finest of the three north-south rail routes connecting Switzerland with Italy. In 2008 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Source: Route 36: Over the Bernina Pass