5 Reasons Why You’ll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

To drive or to take the train, that is the question. In Switzerland, the answer is to take the train! There is no place on earth that provides better train travel than Switzerland, and it is made so easy with the Swiss Travel Pass. If you’re not sure whether it’s worth getting a Swiss Travel Pass for your trip to Switzerland, here are five reasons why you’ll want to…

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Switzerland

I had arrived in Switzerland less than 24 hours prior, but as I walked home from the bakery with my best friend’s husband last Saturday morning, I felt like I had stepped much farther back in time. Pictures of Switzerland, and the life I’ve been leading here on and off for a decade, began flashing through…

Snowshoeing in Switzerland at Saint-Cergue

When my sister first suggested a day trip for “snowshoeing,” I was immediately skeptical. It was mid-March and I was already done with winter. My warmest jackets, hats, and scarves packed away. But then she mentioned “fondue” and my interest was piqued. Just outside of Geneva, a short train ride away, the city of Saint-Cergue offers an easy excursion for those looking for winter…

Two Days, Three Cities: Bern, Murten, and Avenches

During our two-week tour of Switzerland, we set aside two days to visit Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. With two days in Bern, we were able to visit many of Bern’s points of interest, and we were also able to venture outside of the city for a day-trip to Murten and Avenches.Bern Switzerland Points of Interest On our first day in Bern, we took a self-guided walking tour through the…

What to Do With One Day in Zurich

With all of Switzerland’s nature, some guidebooks will suggest not even stopping in Zurich. While we also were anxious to see Switzerland’s natural beauty, we did want to give Switzerland’s cities a chance, plus we were flying into Zurich, so we spent one entire day exploring Zurich. While there are enough things to do in Zurich to keep one …

4 Surprising Spots on my Switzerland Bucket List

I’ve spent more time in Switzerland than the average person, on account of my best friend Bianca residing just outside of Zurich. In fact, I’ve been to Switzerland on seven separate occasions in all four seasons of the year, over a period of time that spans nearly a third of my life. You’d assume, based on this information, that I’ve seen all the “important” destinations…

You Can Take a “Beauty and the Beast” River Cruise with Disney

Adventures by Disney Calling all Disney fans: You can now take a “Beauty and the Beast”-themed river cruise along the Rhine. Adventures by Disney announced six sailings inspired by the Disney classic for 2018 (on ships from river cruise line AmaWaterways) that will take you through France, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands, including a stop to the French village of Riquewihr — which looks just like Belle’s hometown. Riquewihr/Adventures by Disney So what …

Bernina Express – The Little Engine That Could

“I think I can, I think I can!” The mantra made famous by the children’s book, The Little Engine That Could, ran through my mind as the Bernina Express train climbed toward the Swiss Alps. I had chosen to make this particular journey from Tirano, Italy to Chur, Switzerland, because it is the only train that goes up and over the Alps rather than through them. Even more astonishing, it does so without the assistance of a cog system – toothed gears and racks mounted beneath train carriages… (Visited 91 times, 91 visits…

Video: The Art of Climbing

This video takes us to the Rätikon Mountains of Switzerland where we join professional climber Kilian Fischuber ons a tough route known as Headless Children. As he makes just the second free climb of this mutli-ptich 250-meter (820 ft) wall, he begins to see an intersection of his two passions, climbing and art. On this wall, he sees colors that are not unlike a painting, adding a surreal element… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Your Guide to Biking Europe’s Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Swiss Alps/Connie Hum The Bodensee, or Lake Constance in English, is a lake and mountain region that winds around the borders of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The area, with its stunning natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, is a popular vacation spot for those in the know — yet remains relatively under the radar to most of the world. While there are plenty of reasons …

Video: Should Mountains Be Turned Into Amusement Parks?

Should mountains be turned into amusement parks? That is exactly what this video asks, and is what some villages in Switzerland are struggling with at the moment. In order to lure visitors, a number of alpine locations have installed new attractions, some of which take away from the natural landscape in favor of other types of experiences. As you’ll see, not all of them

How to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

Switzerland conjures up many images. On one side, there are majestic mountains, delicious fondue and chocolate, big banks sheltering people’s money, precision watches, and an orderly society. On the other, heart attack–inducing prices: $8 USD coffee or beer?! $50 steaks?! A $15 menu at McDonald’s?! $35-40 hostel beds?! WTH! Switzerland is rated the most expensive country in the world to visit, with Geneva and Zurich being two of the ten most expensive cities to live in. And because …

Six Unexpected Reasons why you’ll Fall in Love with Lausanne

In my previous post about the beautiful Swiss city of Lausanne, I talked about how accommodating I found this place. Rarely have I felt so welcome, or… looked after by a city. Turns out, it was just one of the surprising things about this hidden gem of a destination. If you don’t know too much The post Six Unexpected Reasons why you’ll Fall in Love with Lausanne appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Switzerland is Beautiful

By Adam Groffman Switzerland isn’t just beautiful—it’s actually outrageously so. I guess it’s what I always expected. Switzerland, with its glacial lakes, the Alps and all the nature, it’s all very stunning. This past weekend, visiting Lausanne in the French-speaking western half of Switzerland, wasn’t my first time in Switzerland. I’d been once before on a …