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Solving the mystery of Interlaken’s two rail bridges

June 30, 2021, 5 Comments

Interlaken isn’t big but it has two train stations, West and Ost. Take the train from one to the other and you’ll...

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Harder makes it easy to enjoy the views

June 29, 2021, 11 Comments

In an area with so many mighty peaks, it’s easy to overlook one which is only 1322m high. But that would be...

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The once-essential little Swiss booklet

December 14, 2020, No comments

It was a little booklet that was always in my rucksack or back pocket. It was an essential tool for anyone using...

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A train ride up through snow and ice

February 26, 2019, No comments

It’s one of Switzerland’s great rail journeys and it’s just as spectacular in winter. The round-trip ride from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg...

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All you need to know about Switzerland: regional passes

May 7, 2014, 1 Comment

Swiss transport is not cheap so why not explore the country in affordable chunks?

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The Slow Train has arrived!

September 13, 2013, 7 Comments

It’s a wonderful feeling to hold your own book in your hands for the first time.

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The end of the road for Miss Jemima

July 16, 2013, No comments

“It is to the Swiss rambles that we look back with the greatest pleasure.”

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Great Swiss train rides: Glacier Express

February 25, 2013, No comments

Express it isn’t but it is certainly one of the most famous train rides in Switzerland. And rightly so. 

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No sitting allowed in Bern train station

November 14, 2012, 8 Comments

The sign says it all: ‘Notsitz’ or ‘this is not a seat’. Odd, when it clearly is a seat.

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Great Swiss train trips: Jungfraujoch

August 19, 2012, 5 Comments

Up through the Eiger and out on top of Europe: getting to Jungfraujoch is a journey to remember.

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