Memorable Swiss Rail Journeys

If life is about the journey, not the destination, then you might as well choose a form of transportation that offers an awesome, memorable ride. The Swiss Rail system is not only comprehensive, efficient and convenient, but Switzerland’s train network also has specific routes and/or enhanced existing routes throughout the country worth booking a ticket simply for the ride.

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February 27, 2015 by
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Zermatt Glacier Palace

Zermatt, home to the famous Matterhorn, has always captured people’s imaginations, but sometimes it’s not enough just to admire the natural features that make this Swiss destination so attractive. For those who want to go below the surface—literally—to explore what makes the Swiss Alps so appealing, look no further than Zermatt Glacier Palace, an icy attraction located 15 meters below the surface of a glacier.

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February 13, 2015 by
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How to Save Money in Switzerland

With some of the highest costs of living in Europe, Switzerland has never scored high points with budget travelers, and with the value of the Swiss Franc sky-rocketing overnight, it’s safe to say that holidaying in Switzerland just got a whole lot more expensive. The dollar and euro are now down around 15% against the Swiss Franc, but don’t scrub Switzerland off your Europe itinerary or cancel your ski holiday just yet – there are still ways to make your trip to Switzerland affordable. Here are a few tips for how to save money in Switzerland.

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February 10, 2015 by
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Art Lover’s Guide to Basel

At the intersection of Switzerland, Germany and France is Basel, an arts and cultural hub with a rich history, 40 museums and many interesting buildings.

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February 6, 2015 by
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Celebrating Fasnacht in Basel

Celebrate Fasnacht in Basel

Basel’s carnival celebrations are legendary in Switzerland, but things are done a little differently over on Swiss shores, with festivities held during the week following Ash Wednesday rather than before. Known as Fasnacht in Basel, the festival runs for 3 days and features a series of spectacular masked parades and vibrant street parties, drawing huge crowds to the city.

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February 2, 2015 by
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Switzerland’s Surprising Celebrity Residents

With its well-publicized tax breaks for wealthy immigrants, idyllic scenery and notable lack of paparazzi, it’s no surprise that so many A-listers have swapped the Hollywood Hills for the Swiss Alps. Today everyone from Swedish Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad to German tennis star Boris Becker and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova call Switzerland home, and that’s not even mentioning the European Royals who frequent Switzerland’s glitzy ski resorts.

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January 30, 2015 by
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