I had incredible weather for my twelve night journey through Switzerland. This video begins with me landing at the Zurich Airport.
I spend the first four nights of the trip in Zurich and take several day trips from there.
On day one I spend some time in Zurich before my day trip to points East. My first stop is in the small town of Rapperswil, then there is a scenic drive through the countryside and the excursion concludes at Heidiland.
Road trip number two takes me into the heart of the Swiss Alps. I visit Lungerersee Lake, Aare Gorge, Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass, Rhone Glacier, Devil’s Bridge, Suworow Monument and the William Tell Monument.
My final road trip from Zurich took me north to Rhine Falls.
Next is was a scenic train ride to St. Moritz where I spent the night at a small Swiss hotel. From there I took another scenic train ride, this one was on the Bernina Express.
The next day was an incredible all-day rail journey on the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. The train is described as the world’s slowest express train.
I spent two nights in car-free Zermatt. The highlight of which was the spectacular cable car trip up the Klein Matterhorn. The views of the Matterhorn were breathtaking on this crystal clear day. I also spent some time walking through the charming Swiss town.
After changing trains in Visp it was on to Geneva for one night. Here we had a nice tour of this metropolitan city.
Next I took the scenic Golden Pass train to Interlaken. In Interlaken I took the Jungfrau Railway to the highest railway station in Europe located just below the mighty peaks of Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch. This trip was incredible.
After changing trains in the capital city of Bern, I arrived in Lucerne for the final four nights of the trip. Lucerne is a perfect place to stay. The city couldn’t be more pictureesque.
In Lucerne I enjoyed a Swiss folklore show, rode the funicular and tramway to the top of Mount Stanserhorn, took a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Swiss countryside, rode the cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus, rode the world’s steepest railway down from Mount Pilatus, took a boat ride across Lake Lucerne and walked across the historic Chapel Bridge in the city’s Old Town.
Lastly the trip concludes with my flight out of Zurich. I got a particularly nice view of the airport during takeoff.
0:11:48 A Drive through Eastern Switzerland
0:34:02 Lungerersee Lake
0:35:28 Aare Gorge
0:43:29 Bernese Alps
0:46:51 Grimsel Pass
0:53:19 Furka Pass
0:56:37 Rhone Glacier
1:06:02 Devil’s Bridge
1:08:18 Suworow Monument
1:10:15 Tell Monument
1:13:30 Rhine Falls
1:19:33 Swiss Rail: Zurich to St. Moritz
1:30:28 St. Moritz
1:33:21 Bernina Express: Pontresina to Poschiavo
1:46:49 Glacier Express: St. Moritz to Zermatt
2:06:19 The Matterhorn (Cable Car)
2:24:34 A Walk through Zermatt
2:50:34 Golden Pass: Geneva to Interlaken
3:03:53 Jungfrau Railway
3:14:54 The Sphinx
3:41:52 Swiss Folklore Show
3:47:34 Stanserhorn (Funicular & Tramway)
3:55:09 Horse-Drawn Carriage Country Tour
4:06:17 A Walk through Old Town Lucerne
4:18:06 Mount Pilatus (Gondola, Tramway & Funicular)
4:32:32 Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise
4:38:56 Zurich Airport (Departing Flight)
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