Category Archives: Switzerland
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.
Jordan Tiernan went to Valais to see why it’s considered one of Europe’s best mountain biking destinations…
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
According to Insurly, a travel insurance comparison website, Switzerland is the world’s safest travel destination, scoring 93.4 out of 100.
Quietly nestled in the hills of the Zurich Highlands, just miles away from Switzerland’s financial capital sits Wetzikon – the host of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020. Home to just over 20,000 people, there will be an air of peacefulness here in between matches – but what can visitors do during the rest of…
The beauty of Switzerland can be best experienced on a train ride aboard the Bernina Express that will take you through some of the most scenic vistas of this beautiful country
Switzerland’s enchanting capital, Bern, is built around a curvature in the River Aare and was founded in 1191 by Berthold V, Duke of Zahringen. It is said that…
You don’t have to be a bibliophile to want to visit one of these stunning libraries.
In Switzerland, a trek through the terraced vineyards of Lavaux…
Source: Travelling Suitcase: Gold Wine
Five Reasons You Need To Visit Ticino, Switzerland’s Enchanting Mediterranean Region; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes
Here are five of the best cities to visit to explore Switzerland’s Italian spirit.
Knowledge can be both edifying and aesthetically uplifting. Here are six of the world’s most beautiful libraries.
Switzerland holidays: Laax, in the Swiss Alps, is perfect for hiking, cow & scenery lovers; Harriet Mallinson; Daily Express
SWITZERLAND – a country famous for chocolate, army knives and the Alps. The European mountain range attracts around 120 million tourists every year, according to the WWF, but it’s not just the skiing that draws travellers to the Swiss Alps. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to get stuck into in the warmer months – although your fitness might just be tested, as this travel writer found out.
Here are eight of the most beautiful libraries in the world, whose amazing ambience would make you reach out for the most insipid book just to bask in their spectacular surroundings. Inhale the Baroque beauty of the amazing bibliothèques of Austria’s Admont Abbey and the National Library, while savouring the ancient wisdom of the treasured tomes of Klementinum and Strahov in the Czech Republic.
The view is gorgeous all year ’round.
Barbara Monti, CEO of Swiss luxury watch company Eberhard & Co., has opened the brand’s very first watch museum, paying homage to a history defined by success, initiated in 1887 and marked by countless iconic creations.
Roundup: UNESCO Sites, Artificial Glaciers, and Alexander von Humboldt; Elza Bouhassira; Glacier Hub
In this week’s Roundup, read about the state of the world’s glaciers that are located within UNESCO World Heritage sites, artificial glaciers in the Himalayas, and a graphic novel of Alexander von Humboldt.