Monte Brè – Views over Lake Lugano

Monte Brè – Views over Lake Lugano

Monte Brè towers above the city of Lugano and is considered to be the sunniest mountain in Switzerland. This might be the reason why the rare Christmas Rose (an endangered species) grows here, which can otherwise only flourish in Southern Europe. The funicular takes visitors up the mountain from...more

Bernina Express

Bernina Express

The most beautiful Alpine experience: the Bernina Express seamlessly connects the cool North with the warm South and effortlessly overcomes the...more

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt Mines –...

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added...more

Bern Bear Park

Bern Bear Park

The bear pit, Bern's emblem, has been transformed into a large bear...more

Monte Brè – Views over Lake Lugano

Monte Brè towers above the city of Lugano and is considered to be the sunniest mountain in Switzerland. This might be the reason why the rare Christmas Rose (an endangered species) grows here, which can otherwise only flourish in Southern Europe. The funicular takes visitors up the mountain from Cassarate.

Since1912 funicular rail has been making its way from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano.

Monte Brè – Views over Lake Lugano
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Bernina Express

The most beautiful Alpine experience: the Bernina Express seamlessly connects the cool North with the warm South and effortlessly overcomes the steepest gradients. Not only that – this is one of the most beautiful rail trips in the world.

The most beautiful Alpine experience: the Bernina Express seamlessly connects the cool North with the warm South and effortlessly overcomes the steepest gradients. Not only that – this is one of the most beautiful rail trips in the world.

Bernina Express

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed!

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.

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Bern Bear Park

The bear pit, Bern's emblem, has been transformed into a large bear park. Opened on 25 October 2009, the new bear park boasts an environment in which the bears can climb, fish and play – but there is also an area into which they can withdraw for privacy. The terrain is about 6,000 m2 in size and stretches from the current bear pit down to the banks of the Aare River. A walkway runs through the middle of the terrain down to the riverside path on the banks of the Aare, making it possible for visitors to enjoy a fascinating insight into the life of bears. With the help of infrared cameras, the bears can also be observed at night.

The Bern Bear Pit is an attraction that is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland. Since 2009 the bears of Bern also have a modern 6,000 square meters park at their disposal that they can reach via a tunnel.

Bern Bear Park
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