Gurten – Views over Berne and the Alps

Gurten – Views over Berne and the Alps

Inside tip – 864 meters above sea-level, in the midst of nature and yet so close to the town, the Gurten tempts you with its stunning view, various walking trails, children entertainment, culinary delights, culture, events and a lot more. more

Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Métro Lausanne –...

Lausanne boasts the world’s smallest automatic Metro. The new...more

Gemsstock

Gemsstock

In Andermatt it goes up everywhere - up to the Gotthard Pass, the...more

Glacier 3000 – glacial plateau

The devils are said to roam free on the glacial plateau of Les Diablerets. On stormy days, they throw stones at the 40m-high rock tower known as the Quille du Diable (Tour St. Martin). No wonder the people on Alp Derborence 1,500 metres below used to be so afraid of landslides.

Gurten – Views over Berne and the Alps

Inside tip – 864 meters above sea-level, in the midst of nature and yet so close to the town, the Gurten tempts you with its stunning view, various walking trails, children entertainment, culinary delights, culture, events and a lot more.

Many may know this name thanks to the Gurten festival, but also on the other 361 days of the year Berne’s home mountain has plenty to offer to visitors, hikers and families from near and far.

Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Lausanne boasts the world’s smallest automatic Metro. The new 6-kilometer line connects the pier of Ouchy via the Lausanne Train Station and the Old Town with the Croisette district. Approximately one half of the route is underground.

Every couple of minutes, a train from Lausanne-Ouchy by Lake Geneva runs almost silently uphill to the SBB railway station and onwards via the city centre (Flon) to Epalinges-Croisettes. The fully automated Métro trains are remotely controlled and spend half their time underground.

Gemsstock

In Andermatt it goes up everywhere - up to the Gotthard Pass, the Oberalp, to Nätschen and on the Gütsch and of course, to the Gemsstock.

A 1500-meter climb leads up from Andermatt to the Gemsstock at almost 3000 meters above sea level – from where you enjoy 360° views over half of Switzerland standing at the heart of the Swiss Alps.