One of the best ways to enjoy the breathtaking glacial landscape of central Switzerland is on board a steam train crossing the Furka pass from Realp to Gletsch. The Furka mountain railway is run by volunteers, among them retired chemist Yoshaki Watanabe, who came all the way from Japan to join the workforce for six weeks as a tour guide. (swissinfo, Julie Hunt)
Musical landscapes: The Swiss mountain resort of Flims is hosting one of the most remarkable music festivals in the cultural calendar, called 'Flims Klang'. Concerts are being performed on mountaintops and on boats drifting across sparkling emerald lakes. Some are at dawn and others at dusk. (swissinfo, Raffaella Rossello)
General views of the valley from the centre of the village of Lauterbrunnen with background sounds provided by the church bells and some local cows.