Panoramic
journeys.
The top 10 travel routes in Switzerland.
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Contents.
Arrive relaxed
4–5
The Swiss Travel System
6–7
UNESCO World Heritage
Switzerland
34–35
The 10 most beautiful
pan...
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Switzerland in panorama format.
Grüezi.
brochure the 10 most picturesque panorama
routes in Switzerland. And in addition...
RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger.
Arrive relaxed.
5ICE near Spiez, Bernese Oberland
Arrival.
Your holiday experience begins even
before you reach your destination.
By train...
The Swiss
Travel System.
7GoldenPass Classic, Simmental, Bernese Oberland
Unique in the world.
Switzerland is pure seduction of the
senses. Taste o...
8 Panoramareisen. RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger.
Panoramic
journeys.
9Bernina Express, Morteratsch, Graubünden
New horizons.
Visitors are offered a wealth of holiday
delights and destinations...
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Panorama route 1 – from St. Moritz to Zermatt.
Glacier Express
The world’s slowest express train is
also the most famou...
11
Zürich
St. Gallen
Basel
Luzern
Bern
Neuchâtel
Interlaken
Locarno
Lugano
Genève
Lausanne
Montreux
Chur
Andermatt
Lenzerh...
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Panorama route 2 – from Chur to Tirano (Italy) and Lugano.
Bernina Express
The Bernina Express must be the most spectac...
13
Zürich
St. Gallen
Basel
Luzern
Bern
Neuchâtel
Interlaken
LocarnoGenève
Lausanne
Montreux
Zermatt
Brig
Chur
St. Moritz
T...
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Panorama route 3 – from Lucerne to Montreux.
GoldenPass Line
Going for gold. The GoldenPass Line links six lakes and tw...
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Montreux and region
■■ The Chocolate Train – take the trip to Broc,
enjoy a different taste of travel
■■ Chillon Castle...
Panorama route 4 – from Lucerne to Lugano/Locarno.
Wilhelm Tell Express
From Tell to Ticino. The Wilhelm Tell Express isn’...
17
Zürich
St. Gallen
Basel
Bern
Neuchâtel
Genève
Lausanne
Chur
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Brig
Interlaken
Montreux
Luzern
Locarno
...
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Panorama route 5 – from St.Gallen to Lucerne.
Pre-Alpine Express
The softer side of Switzerland. It needn’t always be t...
19
Zürich
Basel
Bern
Neuchâtel
Locarno
Lugano
Genève
Lausanne
Chur
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Brig
Interlaken
Montreux
Luzern Rapp...
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Panorama route 6 – from Lucerne to Brig.
RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger
Delightful detours. The most direct...
21
Excursion tips: RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger.
Zürich
Basel
Neuchâtel
Locarno
Lugano
Genève
Lausanne
Chur
...
Panorama route 7 – from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch.
Jungfrau Railway
To the top of Europe. An excursion up to the Jung...
23
Zürich
Basel
Bern
Neuchâtel
Locarno
Lugano
Genève
Lausanne
Chur
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Brig
Montreux
St. Gallen
Luzern
Inte...
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Panorama route 8 – from Geneva to Locarno.
Lavaux–Simplon–Centovalli Line
Switzerland – wine land. Take the train from ...
25
Zürich
Basel
Bern
Neuchâtel
Locarno
Lugano
Chur
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Interlaken
St. Gallen
Luzern
Genève
Lausanne
Brig
Do...
Panorama route 9 – from Basel to Geneva.
South Jura Line
These towns make Switzerland tick. The South Jura Line links
not ...
27
Excursion tips: South Jura Line.
Zürich
Bern
Locarno
Lugano
Chur
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Interlaken
St. Gallen
Luzern
Montre...
Travelling from Lucerne to Chur by train takes
only two and a half hours – that’s if you don’t get
off along the way. But ...
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Bern
Locarno
Lugano
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Interlaken
St. Gallen
Montreux
Brig
Lausanne
Basel
Neuchâtel
Genève
Chur
Zürich
...
Grand Train Tour
of Switzerland.
31Glacier Express, Landwasser Viaduct, Graubünden
Exclusively Swiss.
The Swiss panorama routes never fail
to fascinate. On...
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Schaffhausen
Luzern
Enge
Titlis
Bern
Interlaken
Jungfraujoch
Lo
Domodoss
Genève
Lausanne
Montreux
Martigny
Chamonix-Mont...
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St. Gallen
Appenzell
elberg
ocarno
sola
Lugano
Chur
St. Moritz
Tirano
Arosa
3 From Lucerne to Montreux
Then th...
UNESCO World Heritage Switzerland.
Switzerland is a land of great diversity. One only has to look at its remarkable range
...
35
La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle are two of
Switzerland’s most important watchmaking
centres...
36 Panoramareisen. RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger.
Swiss Travel
Pass & Co.
37Trouble-free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass
For leisure & pleasure.
In Switzerland, travelling by public
transport is...
38
Swiss Travel Pass
Covers: unlimited travel by train, bus and boat nationwide, including
panorama routes and local publi...
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Swiss Half Fare Card
Covers: up to 50% reduction off travel by trains, buses and boats
throughout Switzerland, includin...
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Heading for the heights – or captivating culture?
Would you like to see Switzerland from high above? With our mountain ...
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150 years first ascent of the Matterhorn
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Trouble-free travel with Swiss public transport.
Travelling in Switzerland by public transport means more than getting ...
Luzern–Interlaken Express and Luzern–Engelberg Express.
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  2. 2. F R A N C E F R A N C E I T A D E U T S C H L A N D Dijon|ParisLyon|AvignonParis Karlsruhe | Frankfurt | Dortmund | Hamburg | M Strasbourg | Paris | Luxembourg | Bruxelles CEVA 2019 2 1 1 1 Thônex Zell (Wiesental) Weil a. R. Frasne Montbéliard Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Annecy Morez La Roche- sur-Foron Annemasse Pontarlier Mulhouse Besançon Evian-les-Bains Besançon Franche-Comté TGV Versonnex Plaine- Morte Oeschinen Rinderberg Gemmipass Allmendhubel Belalp Mt-Soleil Eggishorn Be Oberems Sunn- büel Engstligenalp Gspon Gurten Isérables Klein Matterhorn Lauchernalp Le Moléson Magglingen/ Macolin M First Männlichen Niesen Planachaux Plattjen Heidbodme Hohsaas Felskinn Mittelallalin Längfluh Hannig Schwarzsee Stockhorn Sunnegga U.d. Birg Unterrothorn Bettmeralp Mt- Pèlerin Riederalp Schilthorn Unterbäch Eischoll Reusch Wiler Vercorin Ballenberg Charmey Jaun Nieder- horn Adelboden Arolla Beatenberg Crans Pas-de- MaimbréGlacier-des- Diablerets Oldenegg Basel EuroAirport Fafleralp Ferpècle Grächen Hannigalp Laufenburg Le Grand- St-Bernard Les Haudères Leuker- bad Rinder- hütte Montana Saas Fee Simplon Schwarzsee Sörenberg Stechel- berg Verbier Zinal Rodersdorf Harder Marbachegg Aeschi Blatten Evolène K Damvant Hermance Gy Moiry Monniaz Prêles Chasseral Riggisberg Saxeten Roggenburg Mattmark Iseltwald Grimmialp Goumois Gimel Erlach Divonne Champex Breitenbach Reigoldswil Chancy Wasen i.E. Vissoie Villiers Vue-des- Alpes Chaumont Torgon Thyon S St-Luc Schw Saas Grund Saas Almagell Morgins La Foilleuse Mauvoisin Les Plans- sur-Bex Les Crosets Moléson- Village Lauenen Höhi Wispile Eggli Kemmeriboden Innereriz Heiligenschwendi Haute- Nendaz GuntenGurnigel Portalban Guggisberg Grimentz Griesalp Ferret Eriswil Dixence Ovronnaz Derborence Corcelles Chandolin Bern Flughafen Bellelay Aubonne Anzère Aesch Oberdorf SO Weissenstein Gänsbrunnen Zollikofen Aarberg Avenches BoltigenEchallens Estavayer Finhaut Lungern Giswil Gümmenen Ho Oey Ollon Sachs Sar St-Imier Sumiswald- Grünen Teufen Tramelan Trois- torrents Escholzmatt WillisauZell Affoltern-Weier Alpnac Apples Balsthal Belp Betten Tal Bière Blonay Boncourt Delle Bonfol Boudry Col-de- Bretaye Brienz Gruyères Broc Brünig Bulle Büren a.A. Buttes Chamonix- Mont Blanc Champéry Château- d’Oex Châtel-St-Denis Colombier Erlenbach i.S. Fies Fü Fleurier Glovelier Gornergrat Grindelwald Gstaad Horneggli Hasle- Rüegsau Huttwil Ins Jegenstorf Jungfraujoch Kerzers Kl. Scheidegg Koblen Konolfingen Les Pléiades L’Isle La Cure La Plaine Bernex Avusy Satigny Lancy- Pont- Rouge Langnau Trubschachen Laupen BE Lauterbrunnen Grütschalp Le Brassus Sentier-Orient Le Pont Le ChâbleLe Châtelard Le Day Le Locle Le Noirmont Le Sépey Lenk i.S. Les Brenets Les Diablerets Les Ponts-de-Martel Les Verrières Leysin Meiringen Menziken Montbovon Monthey Mörel Ried-Brig Rosswald Moudon Mürren Orbe Orsières Payerne Pila Porrentruy Ramsei Rochers- de-Naye Haut-de-Caux Brienzer Rothorn Schönried Saignelégier Schöftland Schüpfheim Schwarzenburg Schynige Platte Sembrancher Sonceboz- Sombeval St.Niklaus St.Urban St-Cergue St-Gingolph Stalden-Saas Ste-Croix Suhr Täsch Tavannes -Nord -Süd Travers Münst Vallorbe Villars Waldenburg Waldshu Wengen Wildegg Wilderswil Entlebuch Wolhusen Worb Zweisimmen Mülenen Basel Bad Bf Chavornay Cossonay Dornach Emmenb Flamatt Münsingen Gümligen Ise Tra GampelLeuk Ligerz Möhlin Niederbipp Oensingen Pratteln Puidoux Raron Reichenbach i.K. Renens VD Rolle Coppet Bercher Kandersteg Goppen- stein Frutigen Riehen Basel St.Johann Laufen Stein-SäckingenRheinfelden Frick Herzogenbuchsee Bex Gelterkinden Embd La Tzoumaz Lucelle AsuelCourgenay Thurnen Gland Allaman Val-d’Illiez Ettingen Bellach Pieterlen Baulmes Grand-Saconnex Bossy Gex Brugg Biel/ Bienne Liestal Sursee Sierre/ Siders Sion Martigny Aigle St-Maurice Vevey Montreux Genève- Aéroport Nyon Morges Fribourg/ Freiburg Romont Palézieux Yverdon- les-Bains Neuchâtel Zofingen Langenthal Burgdorf Interlaken Thun Spiez Visp Brig L Aarau Sissach Olten Solothurn Grenchen Moutier Delémont Lyss Zermatt La Chaux-de-Fonds Murten/Morat Basel Bern Genève Lausanne SwissTravelSystem.com Railways Buses Cable cars Boats Mode of transport Version: 09.2014 Due to lack of space not all lines are indicated. Subject to change. 0 10 20 30 km 1:1.05 m Area of validity Swiss Transfer Ticket Lines for 1 journey: Round-trip Swiss border/airport to destination and return No reductions Area of validity Swiss Travel Pass Swiss Travel Pass Youth | Swiss Travel Pass Flex | Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth Lines for unlimited travel Lines with reductions (50%, 25%) No reductions Also valid for local public transport 1
  3. 3. I T A L I A L I A D Ö S T E R R E I C H L I E C H T E N - S T E I N Innsbruck|Salzburg|WienMerano Ulm | München MünchenStuttgartBerlin Milano | Malpensa | Venezia | Firenze | Roma | Torino Gotthard 2017 San Gottardo 2017 Ceneri 2020 Stresa Bludenz Schruns St.AntonLangen a.A. Lecco Pallanza Meersburg Ravensburg Oberstdorf Insel Mainau Immenstadt Edolo Sonthofen Radolfzell Bregenz Como FMV 2016 Varese Friedrichshafen Lindau Dornbirn Schleitheim Piz Nair Diavolezza Weissfluh Parsenn Jakobs- horn Crap Sogn Gion Madrisa Furka Brunni Felsenegg Chäserrugg Gamsalp Corvatsch Säntis Kronberg Ebenalp ellwald Furtschellas Gemsstock Hoher Kasten Titlis Zugerberg Klewenalp Stockhütte Melchsee-Frutt Joch- pass Planplatten Monte San Salvatore Monte Brè Pizol Motta Naluns Parpaner Rothorn Chur- walden Stanserhorn Wirzweli Niederricken- bach Trübsee Braunwald Feldis Seelisberg Stoos Grono Guttannen Susten Grimsel Mesocco Ambrì- Piotta S. Bernardino Savognin Unterwasser Wildhaus Amden Beromünster Bignasco Castasegna Chiavenna Elm Flims Fusio Laax Lenzerheide/Lai Alp Stätz Malbun Menaggio Porlezza Müstair Olivone Rossa S-charl Schaan Hinterschellenberg FeldkirchSchwägalp Silvaplana Livigno Brione Sonogno Splügen Spruga Sta. MariaVals Vrin Alt St.Johann Selamatt Bedretto Gotthard Nufenen Kriens Wangs Acquarossa Cimalmotto San Carlo Ramosch Rheinau Sent Val Sinestra Zillis Weggis Küssnacht a.R. Surlej Muggio Stabio Klöntal Isenthal Hoch-Ybrig Bisisthal Klausen Weisstannen Vättis Thalkirch Tesserete Stöckalp Flüeli-Ranft St.Antönien Morcote Campione warzwaldalp Samnaun Safien Sils Maria Maloja Soglio Promontogno Pfäfers Oetwil Schwellbrunn Obersaxen Oberiberg Oberägeri Sattel- Aegeri Muotathal Cardada Menzingen Martina Nauders Bivio Juf Innerthal Hasliberg Flumserberg Maschgen- kamm Bogno Cevio Cerentino Brülisau Miglieglia Indemini Alpe Foppa Rivera Pino- Tronzano Brissago Bosco/Gurin Binn Treib Beckenried Ascona Andeer Erlenbach Adliswil Jakobsbad Ponte Brolla Zuoz Brail Arbon Bernina Diavolezza Ospizio Bernina Bischofszell Heerbrugg ochdorf Küblis Männedorf Marthalen Alp Grüm seln Samstagern rnen Sedrun Oberalp- pass Cham Stans Susch thal Weissbad Stäfa Affoltern a.Albis chstad -SG-Stadt Altstätten OberrietAppenzell Arosa Bauma Turbenthal Beinwil a.S. Preda Bergün/ Bravuogn lstation Bever Biberbrugg Verdasio Camedo -Dorf -Platz Effretikon Einsiedeln Engelberg Esslingen ch ürgangen Filisur Ftan Gais Glarus Heiden Hergiswil Herisau Hinwil Ilanz Versam- Safien Innertkirchen Intragna Klosters Platz nz Lichtensteig Linthal Luino Meilen Nesslau Nieder- weningen Oberglatt Oberwald atus Ponte Tresa Pontresina Brusio Poschiavo Rapperswil Reichenau Rhäzüns Rheineck Rigi Rüti ZH Sagliains Samedan Flums Maienfeld Schiers Schwanden Stein a.R. Thusis Tiefencastel Tirano Trogen Uetliberg ter VS Ulrichen Urnäsch Uster Uznach Vitznau Wald ut Walzenhausen Wasserauen Wattwil Wetzikon Wohlen AG Zernez Il Fuorn Flüela Bad Zurzach Mendrisio Neuhausen Altdorf Wassen Andermatt Cadenazzo Lamone Capolago DietikonMellingen Eglisau brücke Giubiasco elle di asquera Sihlbrugg Siebnen Sulgen Turgi Wettingen Erzingen (Baden) Thayngen St.Margrethen Rorschach Vaduz Buchs SG Realp Mals/ Malles Singen Gletsch Mostelberg Landeck- Zams Erstfeld Faido Biasca Wädenswil Kreuzlingen Uzwil Illgau Schattdorf Haldi DischmaSertig Diepoldsau Sihlwald Sins Perlen Gisikon-Root Meggen Horw Kajetansbrücke Finstersee Mergoscia Orselina Beggingen Bormio Stilfserjoch/ StelvioAirolo Göschenen Flüelen Bülach g Baden e Zug Locarno Domodossola Chiasso Lugano Bellinzona Brunnen Schwyz Arth-Goldau Rotkreuz Chur Landquart Sargans Ziegelbrücke Pfäffikon SZ Thalwil Wil Frauenfeld Weinfelden Konstanz Schaffhausen Zürich Flughafen Lenzburg Gossau Romanshorn Bad Ragaz Winterthur Davos Scuol-Tarasp St. Moritz Disentis/Mustér Luzern St.Gallen Zürich STS-GB-M-15-en   ©SBBHöhendatenDHM25/MONA:©swisstopo,SatelliteImage:©ESA/Eurimage/swisstopo,NPOC(JA100134)www.trafimage.chwww.evoq.ch A seat reservation and/or supplement is required to travel on some trains/buses/boats such as Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Wilhelm Tell Express, Swiss Chocolate Train, Palm Express, etc. Area of validity Swiss Half Fare Card Lines with reductions (50%), no half-price reduction Lines with reductions (50%) No reductions 2
  4. 4. Contents. Arrive relaxed 4–5 The Swiss Travel System 6–7 UNESCO World Heritage Switzerland 34–35 The 10 most beautiful panorama routes 8–29 Grand Train Tour of Switzerland 30–33 Addresses Swiss Travel System PO Box 1975 CH-8021 Zurich SwissTravelSystem.com Switzerland Tourism PO Box CH-8027 Zurich MySwitzerland.com Impressum Published by Swiss Travel System, Zurich Switzerland Tourism, Zurich Design and Production Swiss Travel System, Zurich Switzerland Tourism, Zurich Cover photo GoldenPass Line, Lake Geneva Stephan Schacher Photos Swiss Travel System, Partners, swiss-image.ch, UNESCO Destination Switzerland Maps STS-GB-M-14, STS-P-XXS-14, STS-P-XS-15 ©SBB www.trafimage.ch www.evoq.ch Printed by Merkur Druck Gruppe (Print Hertig), Lyss Print run 186 370 Edition November 2014 Swiss Travel Pass & Co. 36–45
  5. 5. 3 Switzerland in panorama format. Grüezi. brochure the 10 most picturesque panorama routes in Switzerland. And in addition, top travel highlights in one special package – the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. On the following pages you will find useful tips for discovering the many other delights of the country when touring by train, bus and boat. Also, for the first time, an overview of all 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Switzerland. We are waiting to welcome you! SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1290 With its 26,000 captivating kilometres of train, bus and boat routes and many mountain rail- ways, Switzerland is like one big pleasure park. From majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and verdant valleys, to villages and vibrant cities, the country is a truly unique travel experience. Especially when using the excellent public trans- port system. Inspired by the many scenic splen- dours, attractive excursion destinations, and remarkable railway routes, we present in this Picturesque perspectives on the GoldenPass Line from Lucerne to Montreux Grüezi. Panoramic journeys.
  6. 6. RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger. Arrive relaxed.
  7. 7. 5ICE near Spiez, Bernese Oberland Arrival. Your holiday experience begins even before you reach your destination. By train, plane and fast comfortable connections, start your stay in Switzer- land by arriving rested and relaxed. Arrival by train When it comes to rail travel, the Swiss are world champions. That goes for international connect- ions, too. Every day many trains cross into the country from throughout Europe – from Germany and Austria, France, Italy and the Netherlands. To enhance your travel experience, most trains include a dining car or bar, electrical connections, a newspaper service. And much more besides. Arrival by air You land in Switzerland, climb aboard your train or bus, and head for your holiday destination. It’s that simple. Swiss airports are well connected to the country’s extensive public transport net- work. Zurich and Geneva Airports have their own railway stations, with trains departing every few minutes to the city centre or more distant desti- nations. Basel and Bern Airports are served by regular local bus services to the city centre, from where you can continue your trouble-free travel by train. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1200 Arrive relaxed. Panoramic journeys.
  8. 8. The Swiss Travel System.
  9. 9. 7GoldenPass Classic, Simmental, Bernese Oberland Unique in the world. Switzerland is pure seduction of the senses. Taste our chocolate or cheese for example – and you’ll simply surren- der to temptation. It’s the same with Swiss public transport. Delightfully diverse Where else in the world can you discover so many delightful destinations, simply by stepping aboard a bus, boat or train? Switzerland is where travel technology teams up with nature. Almost no village or valley is too remote, no corner too concealed and no mountain too mighty to be reached by public transport. Connections guaranteed Whether touring Switzerland by train, bus or boat, you will always find the right connection. At your arrival border railway station. Your arrival airport. Or up to towering 3800-metre snow- capped summits. Thanks to the Swiss Travel System. The Swiss take pride in their public transport – and in ensuring that you reach your destination in comfort and on time. Guaranteed. Regular, reliable Nationwide, the Swiss public transport system has been operating to a reliable and regular interval daily timetable for many years. To this day buses, boats and trains have lost nothing of their legendary precision and punctuality. They operate at regular half-hourly or hourly intervals. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1020 The Swiss Travel System. Panoramic journeys.
  10. 10. 8 Panoramareisen. RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger. Panoramic journeys.
  11. 11. 9Bernina Express, Morteratsch, Graubünden New horizons. Visitors are offered a wealth of holiday delights and destinations. And getting to them with the Swiss Travel System is half the fun. Switzerland offers the most attractive panorama routes in the world. Pioneering and panoramic Switzerland is always on the move. From west to east, from north to south. Along highways and byways – and always with the most breathtaking views. Panorama routes such as the Glacier Express or GoldenPass Line have long enjoyed international acclaim, and to this day have lost nothing of their fascination. These remarkable routes are the symbiosis of human endeavour, pioneering technology and scenic splendours. Stopover surprises But it doesn’t always have to be the classic panorama routes. Even the “normal” trains offer an enjoyable travel experience. Best of all – you can always stop off along the way to explore the local sights and surprises. An Alpine excursion by mountain railway? A visit to one of Switzerland’s fascinating museums? A stroll through one of the city centres? No problem. Simply climb aboard the next train that comes your way. Ten panorama routes On the following pages you will find the most attractive panorama routes in Switzerland – 10 timeless treasures just waiting to be travelled. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1290 Panoramic journeys. Panoramic journeys.
  12. 12. 10 Panorama route 1 – from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Glacier Express The world’s slowest express train is also the most famous – with stunning scenery and a remarkable array of rail- way engineering feats linking the Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt. The red and white train wends its way across no fewer than 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. But don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. Observation windows open up vistas of unique landscapes – for example, the Engadine with its tradi- tional sgraffito-decorated dwellings, the Reichenau-Tamins meeting point of the upper and lower Rhine rivers, and the Domleschg valley with its 13th century Schloss Ortenstein and other countless castles. Other scenic highlights include the glorious Goms region, Disentis with its beautiful Benedictine monastery, the 400-metre deep Rhine Gorge and the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass. And of course the mighty Matterhorn. All in a spectacular setting of rugged rock faces, crystal-clear mountain lakes and unspoilt villages. Mentioning all the scenic sights would take us forever – so why not step aboard the Glacier Express and see for yourself? 10 Glacier Express near Andermatt, Uri Reaching new heights. Travel from the Upper Engadine to the Matterhorn in 7½ hours. Or vice versa. There are quicker ways of getting there – but none provides more pleasure than the Glacier Express. Panoramic journeys. Glacier Express.
  13. 13. 11 Zürich St. Gallen Basel Luzern Bern Neuchâtel Interlaken Locarno Lugano Genève Lausanne Montreux Chur Andermatt Lenzerheide St. Moritz Davos Zermatt Brig Excursion tips: Glacier Express. Did you know? ■■ While travelling on the Glacier Express you can enjoy a 3-course menu or the dish of the day. Meals are prepared on board with the freshest ingredients. ■■ Interesting route information is pro- vided for passengers via headphones in six languages – English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian and German. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1291 St. Moritz and region ■■ Leaning Tower – since the 12th century, landmark of St. Moritz. The tower is 33 metres high and leans 5.5 degrees ■■ Corvatsch – highest-altitude mountain station in the eastern Alps (3303 metres); a paradise for skiers and hikers ■■ Silsersee – take a trip on Europe’s highest- altitude navigable lake (1800 metres) Chur and region ■■ Brambrüesch – Chur’s “home mountain”, directly accessible from the city centre by aerial cableway ■■ Rhine Gorge – between Ilanz and Reichenau, explore the “Grand Canyon of Switzerland” on foot, by bike or rafting boat Zermatt ■■ Zermatlantis – the fascinating history of Zermatt in the Matterhorn Museum ■■ Gornergrat – at 3131 metres, views of the Matterhorn and 28 other 4000-metre peaks ■■ Matterhorn glacier paradise – breathtaking views extend over Swiss, French and Italian Alpine peaks Stellisee near Zermatt, Valais Glacier Express. Panoramic journeys.
  14. 14. 12 Panorama route 2 – from Chur to Tirano (Italy) and Lugano. Bernina Express The Bernina Express must be the most spectacu- lar Alpine crossing. Departing from Chur, the crimson-coloured train climbs to the Upper Engadine before weaving its way behind the Bernina Hospiz (2253 metres) through the Poschiavo Valley into the Valtellina region of Italy. The first highlight awaits passengers near Filisur, where the train traverses an awe inspiring landmark – the 65-metre-high Landwasser viaduct. The route contin- ues through 55 tunnels and across 196 bridges, making short work of the gradients (even without a rack-and-pinion system). The cross-border Albula and Bernina lines between Thusis and Tirano owe their UNESCO World Heritage status to stunning sights such as the famous Montebello Curve (with views of the Bernina massif and Morteratsch Glacier), the Pitschen, Nair and Bianco lakes, Alp Grüm and the Brusio circular viaduct. And nothing can compare with catching that first glint of glacial ice on the horizon. The most beautiful Alpine experience. The Bernina Express seamlessly connects the cool north with the warm sunny south, effortlessly overcoming the steepest gradients. This is one of the most beautiful rail trips in the world. Bernina Express, Brusio, Graubünden Panoramic journeys. Bernina Express.
  15. 15. 13 Zürich St. Gallen Basel Luzern Bern Neuchâtel Interlaken LocarnoGenève Lausanne Montreux Zermatt Brig Chur St. Moritz Tirano Lugano Chur and region ■■ Arosa Railway – covers 26 kilometres and an altitude difference of 1000 metres, but takes only an hour to complete ■■ Albula Adventure Railway Trail from Preda to Bergün – perfect interplay between landscape and technology ■■ Albula Railway Museum – 600 exhibits from a century of railway history, including one of the last “crocodile” locomotives Lugano and region ■■ Parco Civico-Ciani – Lugano’s “green lung” with plants and trees from around the world ■■ Palm Express – 4 hours by PostBus from Lugano’s palms to the peaks of St. Moritz ■■ Gandria – a tiny town at the foot of the Monte Brè; visit the Swiss Customs Museum on the border with Italy ■■ Splash & Spa – fun and wellness at the Tamaro Water Park (10,000 square metres) ■■ Monte San Giorgio – UNESCO World Heritage site (shared by Switzerland and Italy) with perfectly preserved ancient marine fossils Excursion tips: Bernina Express. Did you know? ■■ No other man-made landmark on the Bernina route is as impressive as the Brusio circular viaduct. Built more than a century ago, it climbs gradients of up to 7%. ■■ In summer you can prolong your excursion by taking the Bernina Express Bus from Tirano (Italy) along Lake Como and back into Switzerland to Lugano. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1292 Albula Railway Museum, Graubünden Bernina Express. Panoramic journeys.
  16. 16. 14 Panorama route 3 – from Lucerne to Montreux. GoldenPass Line Going for gold. The GoldenPass Line links six lakes and two of the country’s contrasting language regions. Combine timeless tradition in German-speaking Central Switzerland with French flair on Lake Geneva. All in one day. Taking a day trip on the GoldenPass Line is in itself like taking a short vaca- tion. After leaving Lucerne and its enchanting lake and mountains, enjoy more scenic splendour as the Lucerne- Interlaken Express climbs leisurely past the Alpnach, Sarner and Lungern lakes up to the Brünig Pass. Then comes the descent to Meiringen, Brienz (on the same-named lake) and Interlaken. Here you change trains to continue along Lake Thun and past the picturesque wooden houses of the Simme Valley to Zweisimmen. From here, the Golden Pass Panoramic heads for glamorous Gstaad. Along the way Rossinière is renowned for its Grand Chalet (dating from the 18th century and the largest inhabitable wooden house in Switzer- land). Passengers’ first glimpse of Lake Geneva comes as the train winds its way through vineyards to your day’s destination, Montreux. Between Zweisimmen and Montreux you can also travel by the Gold- enPass Classic, a replica of the elegant Belle Epoque trains – and a must for nostalgia fans. GoldenPass Panoramic, Gstaad, Bernese Oberland Panoramic journeys. GoldenPass Line.
  17. 17. 15 Montreux and region ■■ The Chocolate Train – take the trip to Broc, enjoy a different taste of travel ■■ Chillon Castle – historic lakeside castle, with wall murals and vaults ■■ Rochers-de-Naye – at 2000 metres, marmots from many countries, Mongolian yurts and other attractions Excursion tips: GoldenPass Line. Zürich St. Gallen Basel Bern Neuchâtel Locarno Lugano Genève Lausanne Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Brig Luzern Interlaken Zweisimmen Montreux Did you know? ■■ An attraction on the Brünig Pass (Giswil to Meiringen) is the Brünig Safari operated by the Zentralbahn from May to October. The wild animals along the route are made of wood – but so remarkably lifelike. ■■ On the GoldenPass Line between Zweisimmen and Montreux you can travel in one of the eight VIP seats right at the front of the train – with its spectacular views, an unforgettable experience. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1293 Lucerne and region ■■ The Water Tower and Chapel Bridge – Lucerne’s legendary landmarks from the 14th century. The covered wooden footbridge is the oldest in Europe ■■ Mount Pilatus – the steepest cogwheel railway in the world (48% gradient) ■■ Stanserhorn – first by oldtimer funicular, then to the summit by futuristic CabriO cableway Interlaken and region ■■ Schilthorn – setting for the 007 movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Bond World and Piz Gloria revolving restaurant ■■ Brienzer Rothorn – the steam-driven cogwheel railway provides a traditional travel experience from yesteryear ■■ Ballenberg Open-Air Museum – Switzerland with ancient farmhouses, traditional arts and crafts and livestock Pilatus Railway, Lucerne- Lake Lucerne Region GoldenPass Line. Panoramic journeys.
  18. 18. Panorama route 4 – from Lucerne to Lugano/Locarno. Wilhelm Tell Express From Tell to Ticino. The Wilhelm Tell Express isn’t just another panoramic route. This is where boat and train team up to show you two of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions – Central Switzerland and Italian-speaking Ticino. It’s difficult to say which part of the Wilhelm Tell Express route is more memorable. The three-hour cruise on Lake Lucerne? Or the train journey on the famous Gotthard route? What it lacks in speed, this “express” makes up for with the most varied travel experience imaginable. At Lucerne’s quayside, you board a historic steamer. In the distance, famous and familiar sights – to the left Mount Rigi, straight ahead the Bürgenstock and Titlis, to the right the Pilatus. You glide past historic landmarks such as the Schiller Stone, Rütli Meadow and Tell’s Chapel. And in the elegant Belle Epoque floating restaurant, enjoy pleasures for the palate. At Flüelen, you change to a 1st class panorama car for the rail journey to Canton Ticino. The train winds its way from 470 to 1100 metres altitude, passing through the 15-kilometre Gotthard Tunnel (which dates from the 19th century and took 10 years to build at a cost of some 200 lives). The train re-emerges on the sun-kissed southern side of the Alps, and in the summer season an accom- panying guide provides interesting information on the Gotthard region. 16 Wilhelm Tell Express near Vitznau, Lake Lucerne Panoramic journeys. Wilhelm Tell Express.
  19. 19. 17 Zürich St. Gallen Basel Bern Neuchâtel Genève Lausanne Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Brig Interlaken Montreux Luzern Locarno Lugano Bellinzona Lucerne and region ■■ Saphir Yacht – a Lake Lucerne cruise in a state-of-the-art panorama vessel ■■ Mount Titlis – the world’s first revolving aerial cableway climbs to eternal snow Bellinzona and region ■■ Three historic castles from medieval times – a UNESCO World Heritage site ■■ Bellinzona–Chur PostBus route – discover a wonderland of climatic and cultural contrasts Locarno and region ■■ Centovalli Express – the fastest Ticino-Valais route passes the highest church spire in southern Switzerland ■■ Brissago Islands – sub-tropical paradise and exotic plant life on Lake Maggiore Lugano and region ■■ Mount Brè – from Switzerland’s sunniest summit, fine views of the Monte Rosa and distant Bernese and Valais Alps ■■ Mount San Salvatore – beautiful vantage point overlooking Lake Lugano ■■ Swiss Miniature (Melide) – see Switzerland on a smaller scale, including mountains, monuments and means of transport Excursion tips: Wilhelm Tell Express. Did you know? ■■ On the Gotthard rail route, you can see Wassen’s beautiful Baroque church no fewer than three times – and always from a different perspective. ■■ The new Gotthard Base Tunnel from Erstfeld (Central Switzerland) to Bodio (Ticino) opens in late 2016 – at nearly 60 kilometres the world’s longest rail tunnel. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1294 Mount San Salvatore, Lugano Wilhelm Tell Express. Panoramic journeys.
  20. 20. 18 Panorama route 5 – from St.Gallen to Lucerne. Pre-Alpine Express The softer side of Switzerland. It needn’t always be towering peaks and deep rugged ravines. The Pre-Alpine Express introduces you to a Switzerland of gently undulating hills, picture-perfect villages and orchards. This train is definitely not designed to take you from A to B via the quickest route. Climb aboard the Pre-Alpine Express from St.Gallen to Lucerne, and there’s one thing you’ll require in abundance – time. Because there’s so much to see. First there’s St.Gallen with its famous Abbey Library, one of the most ancient and impressive monastic libraries in the world. The route then crosses into neighbouring Canton Appenzell with its distinctive landscape and impressive Alpstein massif. Rolling hills and pristine villages pass by your panorama windows as the train winds its way through the idyllic Toggenburg and the peaks of the Chur- firsten range come into view. In Rapperswil, the “City of Roses” at the eastern end of Lake Zurich, you pass the scenic See­damm; and then the Rothenthurm upland moor before the Mythen cliffs (landmark of Canton Schwyz) come into view. When the Pre-Alpine Express passes Arth- Goldau and Lake Zug you’re nearing Lucerne, your journey’s end. Pre-Alpine Express, Steinen, Schwyz Panoramic journeys. Pre-Alpine Express.
  21. 21. 19 Zürich Basel Bern Neuchâtel Locarno Lugano Genève Lausanne Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Brig Interlaken Montreux Luzern Rapperswil St. Gallen St.Gallen and region ■■ Abbey Precinct and Library – the spirit of the Benedictine monks still lingers in this UNESCO World Heritage site ■■ Mount Säntis – one of Switzerland’s most scenic panoramas at 2502 metres ■■ Appenzell – extends from Lake Constance to the Säntis, is steeped in tradition and easy to explore by public transport or on foot Rapperswil and region ■■ Rapperswil Castle – this impressive 13th century citadel has been a Polish Museum since 1870 ■■ Lake Zurich cruise – choose from a fleet of two steamships and 12 motor vessels Lucerne and region ■■ The Lion Monument – commemorating the death in 1792 of Swiss mercenary soldiers during the French Revolution ■■ Lake Lucerne cruise – enjoy a leisurely boat trip in scenic Central Switzerland ■■ Goldau Wildlife Park – nature area for wildlife such as deer, wolves and lynx Excursion tips: Pre-Alpine Express. Did you know? ■■ When travelling by Pre-Alpine Express, you cross the highest railway bridge in Switzerland – the 99-metre high Sitter viaduct near St.Gallen. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1295 ■■ When crossing the Seedamm between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon, you see the longest modern wooden footbridge in Switzerland (841 metres) – part of the “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimage route. Aerial cableway, Mount Säntis, Eastern Switzerland Pre-Alpine Express. Panoramic journeys.
  22. 22. 20 Panorama route 6 – from Lucerne to Brig. RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger Delightful detours. The most direct routes may be the quickest. But not always the most scenic. The RegioExpress trains of the BLS go to great lengths to make detours – rewarding passengers with spectacular sights. Straight lines are simply not an option on the excursion routes of the BLS. So many winding ways invite you to ex- plore the wealth of historic and scenic sights. Only a quarter of an hour after leaving Lucerne you reach the former Franciscan monastery of Werthenstein, for centuries a popular place of pilgrim- age. Another attraction is the Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve, since 2001 a UNESCO World Heritage site with its untouched moorlands, sparkling streams and unique flora and fauna. Your journey continues to the cheese- making region of the Emmental, famous also for its traditional farmhouses. From Canton Bern, the train crosses into Canton Valais – but avoiding the time- saving Lötschberg Base Tunnel to take instead the classic century old moun- tain route to Brig. Numerous hiking and excursion opportunities present themselves along the way, spectacular sights including the Kander viaduct. And before reaching Brig take time after Hohtenn to admire the breathtaking views of the Rhone Valley. BLS Lötschberger, Hohtenn, Valais Panoramic journeys. RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger.
  23. 23. 21 Excursion tips: RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger. Zürich Basel Neuchâtel Locarno Lugano Genève Lausanne Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Interlaken Montreux St. Gallen Luzern Bern Brig Lucerne and region ■■ Swiss Museum of Transport – the history of travel on road, rail, water and in the air ■■ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Entlebuch – un- spoilt landscape in the “wild west” of Lucerne Bern ■■ Old town quarter – the longest weather protected shopping arcades in the world ■■ Zytglogge – centuries-old clock tower with fascinating figure play ■■ Paul Klee Centre – dedicated to the eminent Swiss-born artist (1879–1940) Bernese Oberland ■■ Mount Niesen – take the trip by funicular up to Switzerland’s “pyramid” peak ■■ From Kiental to Griesalp – the steepest PostBus route in Europe ■■ Lake Oeschinen & Blue Lake – two of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Switzerland Brig and region ■■ Stockalper Palace – imposing 17th century landmark of the Upper Valais ■■ Allalin (Saas-Fee) – you can climb this 3456-metre mountain by underground funicular ■■ Aletsch Arena – skiing/hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Did you know? ■■ In Switzerland you can learn the secrets of top quality biscuit-making. The Kambly Train operates Tuesday-Sunday from Lucerne to the Kambly Biscuit Company factory in Trubschachen. ■■ At an average height of 28 metres, two impressive railway bridges cross the River Kander and its valley – the 265-metre viaduct dating from 1913 and the 285-metre viaduct built in 1981. Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1296 Mount Niesen, Bernese Oberland RegioExpress Lucerne–Bern and Lötschberger. Panoramic journeys.
  24. 24. Panorama route 7 – from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch. Jungfrau Railway To the top of Europe. An excursion up to the Jungfraujoch is the highlight of any vacation visit to Switzerland. Stand on the “Top of Europe” – and the world of the Alps is at your feet. You can’t help sensing a certain spirit of adventure and exploration when you reach the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Climbing skills, strength and stamina are of course needed to con- quer the Jungfraujoch on foot. But you can leave all that to the professionals – and let the train take the strain instead. Departing from Interlaken Ost, your destination is the highest-altitude station in Europe. When changing trains at the Kleine Scheidegg, the views of the notorious Eiger North Face, the Mönch and Jungfrau are simply stun- ning. Once on the “Top of Europe” at 3454 metres, heaven is almost within reach. A wonderworld of sparkling snow and ice extends as far as the eye can see (including the mighty Aletsch Glacier, at 23 kilometres the longest in the Alps and part of the UNESCO World Heritage site). You can even go inside the mountain, and tour the “Alpine Sensation” exhibition tracing the fascinating 100-year history of the Jungfrau Railway. 22 Jungfrau Railway, Kleine Scheidegg, Bernese Oberland Panoramic journeys. Jungfrau Railway.
  25. 25. 23 Zürich Basel Bern Neuchâtel Locarno Lugano Genève Lausanne Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Brig Montreux St. Gallen Luzern Interlaken Jungfraujoch Excursion tips: Jungfrau Railway. Did you know? ■■ The Jungfrau Railway covers an altitude difference of 1400 metres and gradients of up to 25%. You can stop off along the route to see the impressive views through big observation windows. ■■ The railway has been travelling to the “Top of Europe” for more than 100 years. It took 16 years to complete and was inaugurated in 1912 – nine years later than planned. Interlaken and region ■■ Sphinx Observation Terrace – spectacular views of the Aletsch Glacier (UNESCO World Heritage site) ■■ Harder Kulm – Interlaken’s ”home” mountain, starting point for attractive hikes ■■ Schynige Platte – travel by nostalgic cogwheel railway up to impressive views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau ■■ Lakes of Thun and Brienz – a wonderful way to explore the beauty of the Bernese Oberland (total of 14 ships) ■■ Trümmelbach Falls – 10 glacial waterfalls dive into its depths ■■ St. Beatus Caves – named after a legendary missionary monk, who is said to have lived here in the 6th century ■■ Staubbach Falls – dropping impressively from a height of nearly 300 metres ■■ Grindelwald First and the First Flyer – suspended from a cable, fly through the air at up to 84 kilometres an hour Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1297 Sphinx Observation Terrace, Jungfraujoch Jungfrau Railway. Panoramic journeys.
  26. 26. 24 Panorama route 8 – from Geneva to Locarno. Lavaux–Simplon–Centovalli Line Switzerland – wine land. Take the train from Geneva to Locarno, and you’ll discover the Lavaux vineyards, a divinely beautiful land- scape between Lausanne and Montreux. And a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007. via Lausanne (home of the Olympic Museum), Montreux (famous for its annual International jazz festival), Martigny (gateway to the Great St. Ber- nard Pass) and Brig (with its splendid 17th century Stockalper Palace). The route then passes through the Simplon Tunnel linking Switzerland with Italy. From Domodossola the narrow gauge Centovalli Line brings passengers back across the Swiss border, passing chestnut woods, deep ravines and the Merlot del Ticino vineyards along its winding way. “Wine is bottled poetry,” wrote the 19th century Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson who (although completing his “Treasure Island” while staying in Switzerland) never saw the shores of Lake Geneva. Had he done so he would have dis- covered that wine is poetry while still growing as grapes on the vine, even before the bottling process. Between Nyon and Morges the lakeside vineyards of La Côte take pride of place, followed from Lausanne to Montreux by the largest wine- growing region in Switzerland – the Lavaux. Many a traveller is tempted to take a leisurely tasting tour through the vineyards and medieval towns with their welcoming wine cellars. The train continues Swiss Federal Railways train near Montreux, Lake Geneva Region Panoramic journeys. Lavaux–Simplon–Centovalli Line.
  27. 27. 25 Zürich Basel Bern Neuchâtel Locarno Lugano Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Interlaken St. Gallen Luzern Genève Lausanne Brig Domodossola Montreux Martigny Excursion tips: Lavaux-Simplon-Centovalli Line. Did you know? ■■ The Simplon Rail Tunnel between Brig (Switzerland) and Iselle (Italy) is nearly 20 kilometres long. It comprises two singletrack shafts, which were opened in 1906 and 1923 respectively. ■■ The Centovalli Express line between Domodossola (Italy) and Locarno passes through the tiny village of Intragna, where the 65-metre church spire is the highest in southern Switzerland. Geneva ■■ Palais des Nations – European headquarters of the United Nations ■■ Jet d’Eau – 140-metre-high water fountain in Lake Geneva and famous city landmark ■■ International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum – an insight into the humanitarian work of the Geneva-based movement Lausanne and region ■■ Olympic Museum – history of the Olympics from ancient times to the modern day ■■ Lake Geneva cruise – for almost 200 years ships have been sailing on Lake Geneva Martigny and region ■■ St. Bernard Dog Museum – the history of the St. Bernard Pass, including its legendary dogs ■■ Mont-Blanc Express – by narrow gauge cogwheel railway to Chamonix (France) Locarno and region ■■ Cardada – from this scenic summit you can see the highest (Monte Rosa massif) and the lowest point (Maggia Delta) of Switzerland ■■ Verzasca Valley – where the jade-green waters of the Verzasca flow peacefully over pristine, polished rocks Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1298 Jet d’Eau, Geneva Lavaux–Simplon–Centovalli Line. Panoramic journeys.
  28. 28. Panorama route 9 – from Basel to Geneva. South Jura Line These towns make Switzerland tick. The South Jura Line links not only two of Switzerland’s largest cities, but also the German and French-speaking parts of the country. And in between – lovely lakeland and the hills of the gentle Jura. 26 The train trip from Basel to Geneva cannot claim to be one of Switzerland’s great classic rail journeys. But between the River Rhine and Lake Geneva many scenic surprises await the traveller. From Basel the train first reaches the tiny town of Duggingen and ancient Angenstein Castle, then continuing through the Laufental valley region with its limestone rocks and ravines. Your route continues through lovely land- scape along the southern rim of the Jura mountain range, with the towns of Morges, Yverdon-les-Bains and Neuchâtel, strung like sparkling pearls along the way. A further scenic highlight is the landscape around the Three Lakes Region of Biel, Murten and Neuchâtel. On hillsides you may see herds of Freibergers, the only Swiss breed of horses. And of particular inter- est to admirers of Swiss watches – Biel, Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, the country’s most important watch- making centres. Swiss Federal Railways train, Grandson, Jura region Panoramic journeys. South Jura Line.
  29. 29. 27 Excursion tips: South Jura Line. Zürich Bern Locarno Lugano Chur St. Moritz Zermatt Interlaken St. Gallen Luzern Montreux Brig Lausanne Genève Basel Neuchâtel Basel and region ■■ Rhine Ferry – cross the river on a boat driven only by the power of the current ■■ Tinguely Museum – dedicated to Swiss artist-sculptor Jean Tinguely (1925–1991) ■■ Basel Zoo – founded in 1874 and renowned for its many breeding successes Neuchâtel and region ■■ Laténium – travel back through time and space to the origins of mankind (Archaeological Museum) ■■ La Chaux-de-Fonds – a fascinating fusion of urban planning and watchmaking Geneva ■■ Mouettes – cross Geneva harbour by “Mouette” (seagull), the yellow taxi-boat ■■ International Museum of the Reformation – history of the 16th century Reformation movement, initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and others Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1299 Did you know? ■■ Switzerland’s shortest train tunnel (near the Birs Ravine, close to Moutier) is only seven metres long. ■■ Lakes Biel, Murten and Neuchâtel are connected by canals, enabling passenger ships to navigate on all three lakes during a single cruise. A popular destination is St. Peter’s Island on Lake Biel. Rhine Ferry, Basel South Jura Line. Panoramic journeys.
  30. 30. Travelling from Lucerne to Chur by train takes only two and a half hours – that’s if you don’t get off along the way. But by taking the quick route, you miss the captivating contrasts between town and country. From Lucerne (the City of Lights) with its famous same-named lake the train heads for Zurich, passing the Rotsee and Lake Zug with views first of the distant Mount Pilatus and then Mount Rigi. Zurich is Switzerland’s “capital” of banking and finance, and a multicultural metropolis with many sightseeing, shopping and leisure-and-pleasure attractions. The journey continues via Pfäffikon to Ziegelbrücke (gateway Panorama route 10 – from Lucerne to Chur. Three Cities Line Where town meets country. There’s much to discover between Lucerne and Chur. Such as Zurich, for example. This busy, bustling metropolis on Lake Zurich is Switzerland’s largest and most inter- national city. to Canton Glarus) past Lake Walen and the car- free hamlet of Quinten with its warm congenial climate. After Sargans with its imposing medieval castle, the train travels through the idyllic wine- growing country of the “Bündner Herrschaft” to Chur – cantonal capital of Graubünden and Switzerland’s oldest city, with a settlement history dating back 5000 years. 28 Swiss Federal Railways train near Sargans, Eastern Switzerland Panoramic journeys. Three Cities Line.
  31. 31. 29 Bern Locarno Lugano St. Moritz Zermatt Interlaken St. Gallen Montreux Brig Lausanne Basel Neuchâtel Genève Chur Zürich Luzern Lucerne and region ■■ Glacier Garden – Ice Age exhibition with interactive and multimedia presentations; also a fascinating mirror maze ■■ Mount Rigi – up to the “Queen of the Mountains” by Europe’s oldest cogwheel railway (1871) or panorama aerial cableway Zurich and region ■■ Swiss National Museum – 820,000 exhibits tracing the history of Switzerland from its origins to the present day ■■ River Limmat cruise – from Zurich’s “home river” views of the old town and some of the city’s most attractive sights ■■ Uetliberg – accessible by train, this summit (871 metres) offers impressive panoramic views of the city and lake Chur and region ■■ Raetian Museum – archaeological, cultural- historical and folkloristic exhibits from Canton Graubünden ■■ Heidi Village Maienfeld – home of Switzerland’s legendary Alpine heroine ■■ Tamina Gorge & the thermal waters of Bad Ragaz – a source of warmth, well-being, rest and relaxation Further information and accommodation on SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1300 Excursion tips: Three Cities Line. Did you know? ■■ The first Swiss railway opened from Zurich to Baden in 1847. It was popularly called the “Spanisch Brötli Bahn” (Spanish bun railway) because rich Zurich families sent their servants to Baden to buy this speciality. ■■ The PostBus station next to Chur train station is one of the city’s most striking structures. It is also the starting point for excursions to the surrounding Alpine regions. Rigi Railway, Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region Three Cities Line. Panoramic journeys.
  32. 32. Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.
  33. 33. 31Glacier Express, Landwasser Viaduct, Graubünden Exclusively Swiss. The Swiss panorama routes never fail to fascinate. Once you’ve acquired this special taste for travel, the temptation is irresistible. So why not take the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland? A unique travel experience The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland represents the very best of Swiss public transport, highlights top excursion attractions, and can be enjoyed all year round. And best of all you need only one ticket – the Swiss Travel Pass. Scenic Switzerland at its best The Grand Train Tour is a seamless travel experience through scenic Switzerland. First you travel from Zurich to St.Gallen, then board the Pre-Alpine Express to Lucerne, and there change to the GoldenPass Line to Interlaken and Montreux. From Lake Geneva you continue to Martigny, Brig and Zermatt, then by the Glacier Express to Chur and St. Moritz. From this famous Alpine resort there are two ways to travel to Lugano – in summer by Bernina Express and Bernina Express Bus; in winter by Palm Express (PostBus). From Lugano, your round-tour takes you first to Lucerne then back to Zurich. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1330 Grand Train Tour. Panoramic journeys.
  34. 34. Z Schaffhausen Luzern Enge Titlis Bern Interlaken Jungfraujoch Lo Domodoss Genève Lausanne Montreux Martigny Chamonix-Mont Blanc Zermatt Gornergrat Brig Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. 7 From Lugano to Lucerne The Wilhelm Tell Express combines travel by rail and waterway – first a train trip along the old Gotthard route, then a cruise on Lake Lucerne. Excursion tip: Titlis. 6 From St. Moritz to Lugano Two routes lead to Lugano in Switzerland’s sunny south. In winter by Palm Express PostBus over passes and through valleys; and in summer by Bernina Express train to Tirano (Italy) then by bus back into Switzerland and Lugano. Excursion tip: Centovalli Express from Locarno to Domodossola. 8 From Lucerne to Zurich From Lucerne the train passes the picturesque lakes of Rotsee, Zug and Zurich to the centre of Switzerland’s largest and most multicultural city. 32 5 From Zermatt to St. Moritz By the legendary Glacier Express from the Matterhorn village to Chur, then to St. Moritz. Excursion tip: Arosa Railway from Chur to Arosa. 1 3 4 5 8 Panoramic journeys. Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.
  35. 35. 33 Zürich n St. Gallen Appenzell elberg ocarno sola Lugano Chur St. Moritz Tirano Arosa 3 From Lucerne to Montreux Then the GoldenPass Line takes you over the Brünig Pass to Inter- laken, then through the scenic Simme Valley to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Excursion tips: Jungfrau- joch – Top of Europe and Geneva. 2 From St.Gallen to Lucerne With the Pre-Alpine Express, you travel through the Toggenburg region past Rapperswil and via the Rothenturm upland moor to lakeside Lucerne. Excursion tip: historic old town of Bern. 1 From Zurich to St.Gallen The route through Eastern Switzerland passes Schaffhausen with its historic Munot fortress, then along Lake Constance to St.Gallen with its famous Abbey precinct. Excursion tip: Appenzell. 4 From Montreux to Zermatt From Lake Geneva you travel to Martigny – gateway to the Great St Bernard and Forclaz Passes – and then via Brig to Zermatt. Excursion tips: Mont-Blanc Express (Martigny–Chamonix) and Gornergrat (Zermatt). Grand Train Tour route Excursion tips 2 7 6 Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. Panoramic journeys.
  36. 36. UNESCO World Heritage Switzerland. Switzerland is a land of great diversity. One only has to look at its remarkable range of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, totalling no fewer than 11 natural and cultural attractions. And best of all – they are all so easily accessible by public transport. Old City of Bern Bern never fails to fascinate visitors with its easy- going old world charm. Founded in 1191, the city’s medieval townscape is one of the finest in Europe. Attractions include sculpted Renaissance fountains, Switzerland’s largest cathedral and six kilometres of covered arcades. Three castles of Bellinzona Bellinzona’s impressive castles are among Switzerland’s best surviving examples of medieval military fortification. Rebuilt several times over the centuries, the fortresses of the Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro have during recent years been restored to their full glory. UNESCO World Heritage site – the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Benedictine Convent of St John, Müstair Founded as a monastery in the 8th century, this complex comprises architectural styles and artistic treasures dating back more than 1200 years – to the delight of archaeologists and art historians. The convent is home to a community of nuns dedicated to the Benedictine ideals of worship and work. 34 Benedictine Convent of St John, Müstair Panoramic journeys. UNESCO World Heritage Switzerland.
  37. 37. 35 La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle are two of Switzerland’s most important watchmaking centres – and also examples of innovative town planning. Watchmaking grew from a traditional craft into a booming industry, integrated into the development of the urban townscape. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces The Lavaux Vineyards enjoy great scenic splendour, with views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. This is one of Switzerland’s largest wine- growing areas (2050 acres) – nourished by the triple effect of solar rays: direct sunlight, the sun reflected by the lake and the warmth stored in the terraced walls. Monte San Giorgio A treasure trove of perfectly preserved fossilised fish and sea reptiles, dating back 240 million years when the site was a marine lagoon. In its place rose this mountain – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Switzerland and Italy. A top attraction is the new fossil museum in Meride. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” total 111 properties in six countries (56 in Switzerland). Findings of organic materials such as wood, textiles, plant remains and bones give a fascinat- ing insight into life between 5000 and 500 BC. Rhaetian Railway Albula/Bernina The Albula/Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway is one of the most spectacular in the world. It combines breathtakingly beautiful Alpine land- scape with a route which winds its way through twisting tunnels and over towering viaducts – a legendary feat of remarkable railway engineering. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is one of the world’s most stunning high mountain landscapes. The region covers a vast and varied range of habitats, harmoniously ranging from Mediterra- nean-style steppe to glacial terrain and snow- capped Alpine peaks. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona This site offers a unique insight into the formation of mountains and valleys. Over millions of years the continental collision between Africa and Europe caused massive rock layers to fracture and fold over each other. The region reveals the extent of this phenomenon. Convent of St.Gallen The Abbey of St.Gallen, its beautiful library and Baroque cathedral together form a unique ensemble. The Abbey Library comprises the finest secular Rococo interior in Switzerland. Known as the “Pharmacy of the Soul”, it houses 170,000 precious books and 2000 medieval manuscripts. Contact UNESCO Destination Switzerland info@u-d-s.ch www.u-d-s.ch The historic old town quarter of Bern UNESCO World Heritage Switzerland. Panoramic journeys.
  38. 38. 36 Panoramareisen. RegioExpress Bern–Luzern und Lötschberger. Swiss Travel Pass & Co.
  39. 39. 37Trouble-free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass For leisure & pleasure. In Switzerland, travelling by public transport is pure pleasure. By train, bus and boat, you can reach every captivat- ing corner of the country. And with so many scenic surprises along the way. Trouble-free travel A 26,000-kilometre public transport network – covered by a single system. The Swiss Travel System is your key to trouble-free travel by train, bus, boat and mountain railway to every corner of the country. Nationwide, and including some of Switzerland’s most remote regions. More than a travel ticket Exclusively for visitors from abroad, the Swiss Travel System has created a selection of special tickets and passes, covering virtually every travel requirement. With “Swiss Travel Pass & Co” travel by public transport is attractive, easy and trouble- free. Whether you travel on one of the popular panorama routes, by PostBus over Alpine passes or set sail on a ship to new shores, the Swiss Travel System is your passport to travel pleasure. And that’s still not all. With a Swiss Travel System ticket, come other bonus benefits – as you will discover on the following pages. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1030 Swiss Travel Pass & Co. Panoramic journeys.
  40. 40. 38 Swiss Travel Pass Covers: unlimited travel by train, bus and boat nationwide, including panorama routes and local public transport in 75 towns and cities. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days. Bonus: 50% reduction off most mountain railways and free admission to more than 480 Swiss museums. Swiss Travel System tickets and passes. Swiss Travel System tickets are not simply tickets. They are a passport to a unique public transport network. They cover unlimited travel by train, bus and boat nation- wide, and many other benefits – reserved exclusively for visitors to Switzerland. Swiss Travel Pass Youth Covers: as Swiss Travel Pass. Travellers under age 26, 15% reduc- tion off regular price of Swiss Travel Pass. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days. Bonus: as Swiss Travel Pass. Swiss Travel Pass Flex Covers: unlimited travel by train, bus and boat nationwide, including panorama routes and local public transport in 75 towns and cities. Validity: any 3, 4, 8 or 15 days within one month. Bonus: 50% reduction off most mountain railways and free admission to more than 480 Swiss museums on travel days. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1031 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1031 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1032 Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth Covers: as Swiss Travel Pass Flex. Travellers under age 26, 15% reduction off regular price of Swiss Travel Pass Flex. Validity: any 3, 4, 8 or 15 days within one month. Bonus: as Swiss Travel Pass Flex. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1032 Panoramic journeys. Swiss Travel System tickets and passes.
  41. 41. 39 Swiss Half Fare Card Covers: up to 50% reduction off travel by trains, buses and boats throughout Switzerland, including most mountain railways and local transport in 75 towns and cities. Validity: one month. Swiss Half Fare Card Combi Covers: as Swiss Half Fare Card. 50% reduction in combination with a Swiss Travel Pass Flex and/or a Swiss Transfer Ticket. Validity: one month. Swiss Family Card Covers: free of charge and on request when purchasing any regular Swiss Travel System ticket. Children under age 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent. Unaccompanied children receive 50% reduction off any Swiss Travel System ticket. Swiss Transfer Ticket Covers: travel by train, bus and boat from any Swiss airport or border railway station to your holiday destination (and back again). The transfers must be via the direct route. Validity: 2 transfers within one month. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1036 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1033 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1035 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1035 Swiss Travel System tickets and passes. Panoramic journeys.
  42. 42. TITLIS ROTAIR TITLIS Cliff Walk HIGH ON EMOTIONS Have a fabulous day out in the snow at over 3000 metres. TITLIS ROTAIR It’s going round! During the trip the cable car turns 360 degrees to show you the mountains in all their glory. TITLIS GLACIER Enjoy snowy fun all year round on the highest glacier excursion in Central Switzerland. TITLIS GLACIER PARK It’s cool sliding down the slope on a snow tube or any of our other crazy sledges. TITLIS CLIFF WALK To cross our incredible suspension bridge at the summit, you need nerves of steel as strong as the cables that support it! TITLIS ICE FLYER From the chairlift you get awesome views of the deep blue glacier crevasses. WWW TITLIS CH TITLIS | CABLEWAYS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS CH- ENGELBERG | SWITZERLAND | TELEPHONE ENGELBERG BERNE LUCERNE ZURICH VIENNA MUNICH STUTTGART LONDON GENEVA MARSEILLES BARCELONA LUGANO MILAN ROME STRASBOURG AMSTERDAM HAMBURG BASLE BRUSSELS PARIS Ice Flyer Snow Tubing DISCOUNT SWISS PASS SWISS CARD NEW
  43. 43. 41 Prices 2015. Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class 1st class Swiss Travel Pass Youth1 2nd class 1st class 3 days 210 CHF / 171 €  336 CHF / 273 €  3 days 179 CHF / 146 €    286 CHF / 233 €  4 days 251 CHF / 204 €  402 CHF / 327 €  4 days 213 CHF / 173 €  342 CHF / 278 €  8 days 363 CHF / 295 € 581 CHF / 472 €  8 days  309 CHF / 251 €   494 CHF / 402 €  15 days 440 CHF / 358 €  704 CHF / 572 € 15 days 374 CHF / 304 €  598 CHF / 486 €  Swiss Travel Pass Flex 2nd class 1st class Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth1 2nd class 1st class 3 days in 1 month 239 CHF / 194 € 382 CHF / 311 € 3 days in 1 month 203 CHF / 165 € 325 CHF / 264 €  4 days in 1 month 286 CHF / 233 € 458 CHF / 372 € 4 days in 1 month 243 CHF / 198 € 389 CHF / 316 € 8 days in 1 month 407 CHF / 331 €  651 CHF / 529 €  8 days in 1 month 346 CHF / 281 € 553 CHF / 450 €  15 days in 1 month 484 CHF / 393 €  774 CHF / 629 €  15 days in 1 month 411 CHF / 334 € 658 CHF / 535 €  Swiss Half Fare Card Swiss Half Fare Card Combi2 1 month 120 CHF / 98 €  1 month 60 CHF / 49 € Swiss Transfer Ticket 2nd class 1st class 1 month 141 CHF / 115 €  226 CHF / 184 € 1) Valid for travellers under the age of 26 (15% reduction) 2) In combination with simultaneous purchase of a Swiss Transfer Ticket or Swiss Travel Pass Flex Children: Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge. Children from 6 to 16 accompanied by at least one parent travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card. Children from 6 to 16 not accompanied by at least one parent receive 50% reduction off the regular price of the Swiss Travel System ticket collection. The above Euro prices are intended as non-binding guideline prices. If purchasing in Switzerland, the listed CHF prices shall apply. If paying in Euros, the prevailing CHF exchange rate shall apply. Prices subject to change. All Swiss Travel System points-of-sale at a glance: SwissTravelSystem.com/wheretobuy Prices 2015. Panoramic journeys.
  44. 44. 42 CabriO aerial cableway, Stanserhorn, Lake Lucerne More for less.
  45. 45. 43 Heading for the heights – or captivating culture? Would you like to see Switzerland from high above? With our mountain cablecars and cogwheel railways, we’ll take you to the top in next to no time. And for culture- lovers, our museums are a must. They range from art and history to high-tech and tradition, from food and folklore to wine and watchmaking. Peak pleasures at half price Did you know that Switzerland has no fewer than 48 4000-metre Alpine peaks? Not to mention the 3350 mountain summits above 2000 metres. The Swiss Travel Pass entitles you to a 50% reduc- tion off most mountain railways – and on the Rigi you pay nothing at all. City sightseeing Whether Basel, Geneva, Lucerne or Lugano, each city has its own appeal. With the Swiss Travel Pass you can use the public transport networks (trams, buses, boats and the suburban railways) of 75 towns and cities nationwide. It’s the value-for-money way to see the local sights, enjoy chic shopping and discover trendy bars. 480 museums – free of charge Switzerland can claim to have not only the densest public transport system in the world, but also the highest density of museums. You can combine the very best of both. Because the Swiss Travel Pass includes admission to more than 480 museums nationwide. Free of charge. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1210 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1070 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1230 More for less. Panoramic journeys.
  46. 46. 150 150 years first ascent of the Matterhorn
  47. 47. 45 Trouble-free travel with Swiss public transport. Travelling in Switzerland by public transport means more than getting from A to B. It includes many specialized services – such as baggage transportation and dining and wining while you travel – all designed to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Forget your baggage Enjoy your visit to Switzerland from the very first minute – without bothering about your baggage. Whether you’re arriving, departing or already travelling, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) will ensure that your baggage arrives at your destination. Intact and on time. Timetables always at hand Want to know which train, bus or boat is leaving for which destina- tion? Every connection can be found on SwissTravelSystem.com/ timetable or on the Smartphone App of the Swiss Federal Railways. Further information is available from any railway station. The taste of travel Travelling gives you an appetite. Which is why in most Swiss trains there’s an attractive dining car serving selected culinary creations, an on-board bistro serving snacks, or a mobile minibar service. SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1280 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1270 SwissTravelSystem.com, Webcode 1250 Changing your money If you forget to change your money before visiting to Switzerland, help is at hand. At no fewer than 200 railway stations throughout the country, you can purchase not only Swiss francs but also some 90 other currencies. At larger stations, SBB Change counters are also open evenings and weekends. Services. Panoramic journeys.
  48. 48. Luzern–Interlaken Express and Luzern–Engelberg Express. Come aboard for an unforgettable travel experience in the heart of Switzerland! Looking for greener pastures, bluer lakes, and whiter peaks? www.zentralbahn.ch/en/panorama Brünig SafariTreasure HuntPanoramic windows BistroPanorama coach
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