Published on August 7th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard


Swiss Precision

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.

When a train timetable says a train leaves at 11.07am, which is exactly when it pulls out of the station.Switzerland, Eororail

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.


About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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