Why did I want to visit Switzerland? Because it’s so freakin’ beautiful — mountains, green fields, and fresh crisp air. The first time I visited Europe was through an organized class trip in high school. Switzerland stood out in my memory because of its natural beauty. I had been wanting to go back ever since.… Read More 4 Stunning Places to See (and Photograph) In Switzerland
Swiss Travel Pass Basics If you are planning a trip to Switzerland that involves extensive travel by rail, it is worth considering a Swiss Travel Pass. Not only does it cover rail travel, but also includes boat tours, free or half-price travel on many of the mountain cable cars, and admission to more than… Read More Is the Swiss Travel Pass Worth It?
The turquoise water of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz is a result of glacial deposits. Boat tours of both lakes are available from Interlaken (a town name meaning between lakes). I choose Lake Thun because it is surrounded both by gorgeous mountain scenery and a total of five castles. The trip from one end of… Read More One Day on Lake Thun
Mountains, chocolate, cheese, castles and cows, lots of cows. The Gruyere region was for me the most stereotypically Swiss part of Switzerland, and also my favorite part of our five day trip. Even when we got off of the wrong train station, we were rewarded with gorgeous views. Guyere also has a great variety of… Read More One Day in Gruyere
Lauterbrunnen is magical: green fields, cliffs dotted with waterfalls and snow capped mountains rising in the distance. We arrived in Lauterbrunnen on a rainy Easter Sunday night, but by the next day the weather had cleared enough for us to enjoy a trip up into the mountains.
We made Zurich our starting point for Switzerland because, well, the round-trip in and out of Zurich that we booked in November was a good deal. The center of Zurich is a convenient 40 minutes by train from Zurich airport. However, it is also a charming city that combines medieval and modern. With only one… Read More One Day in Zurich