Published on August 7th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard0
Every traveller’s nightmare is finding yourself in a country where … how can I put this? … things don’t work so well.
One country you are guaranteed to find everything, and I mean everything, running like clockwork, is Switzerland.
This small European country not only has more than its share of spectacular mountains, pristine lakes, green meadows and vibrant forests, it brims with chocolate-box towns.
Every corner of the country reveals a scene more beautiful than the last.
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be a more majestic, higher snow-capped mountain, there it is right before you.
When you believe you have seen every pretty, flowerbedecked building in the land, there at the next stop is yet another postcard vision.
And getting around Switzerland is a dream.
Trams in most cities trundle the pretty streets with hop-on hop-off regularity and many offer free rides for tourists staying in hotels.
The longest you are likely to wait for a tram is four minutes. There is a lot to love about that.
Then there are the museums, theatres and myriad festivals.
There is something exciting going on in Switzerland every month of the year.
You don’t need winter snow and warming log fires to enjoy a Swiss escape.
It’s glorious in the summer and if you take the dizzy ride to the top of Mt Titlis you’ll always find snow and thrills, especially if you take the cliff walk.
It is Europe’s highest suspension bridge at 3041 metres with a 500-metre drop and 150 heart-stopping steps. The best way to explore this beautiful and efficient country is with a Swiss Pass, which gives access to all trains, including panoramic trains, buses and boats, as well as entry to more than 470 museums.
It also entitles you to 50% off mountain rails and your children under 16 travel for free.
One last thing: the Swiss make the best bread in the world – even better than the French in my opinion, and that’s saying something.
www.myswitzerland.com/rail for the Swiss Pass.