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The Golden Train Line of Switzerland, Blazing through the Swiss Heartland and Oberland

Heartland Oberland Switzerland

August 14, 2017 by Special Guest

There’s no place in the world for train travel quite like Switzerland!    The GoldenPass Line links three regions, two languages and eight lakes, tempting travelers to discover some of Switzerland’s most diverse delights. In the morning the timeless tradition of German-language Central Switzerland. Followed by the beautiful Bernese Oberland. And in the evening the…  

Mountain Excursions to the Most Scenic Swiss Summits

Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland Ticino Train

August 10, 2017 by Special Guest

For Alpine enthusiasts, a visit to Switzerland is pure paradise. It is also easily discovered and enjoyed, thanks to the extensive network of mountain railways, all accessible with the Swiss Travel Pass. The pass covers travel between cities and into the mountain villages around UnTours territory.   But sometimes, our guests want to venture to…  

Kunstmuseum: Modern Art Fix in Basel

Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino

April 3, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

On a recent visit to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, I was overwhelmed by the size and breadth of the museum’s modern art collection. A friendly guard explained it succinctly. “Yes, Switzerland and America have the largest collections of modern art because they could collect and protect ‘degenerate art’ while Hitler was marching through Europe.” I’d…  

Live or Recorded? A Swiss Fairy Tale of Simple Pleasure

Heartland Switzerland

December 7, 2015 by Bill Kover

This really happened. It seemed like a fairy tale. But it is a true story. It was during our Swiss Heartland Untour in 2004. We had decided to spend the day in Brienz. It was a beautiful sunny day. The lady in the Tourist Information Office suggested that we take a walk in the older…  

Five Super Fun Swiss Attractions for Kids of All Ages

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November 4, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Above: Walking the St. Bernard. Copyright Switzerland Tourism: Perret   If you’re a kid or traveling with a kid, there’s just so much to do in Switzerland, from its well marked hiking trails to its pristinely clean and swimmable lakes. You can get your train fix, take a boat, or fly down a mountainside on…  

Swiss Travel News – The Latest News Fresh from Switzerland

Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino

October 20, 2015 by Cathrinbaumbach

Here is some Swiss travel news from the desk of Cathrin Baumbach, who just returned from a work trip to Switzerland and the 2015 Swiss Travel Mart (an international meeting of Switzerland travel professionals) in Zermatt. Read these up-to-the-minute updates of all things Swiss.   The Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest rail…