Dear nature lover,
Snowy mountain peaks, raging torrents and breathtaking trails without end. Welcome to the outdoor paradise that is Switzerland! Whether on foot or on a bike, in the mountains, on water or in the air, if you like leading an active life, you're in for a treat in Switzerland.

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Nature and wildlife watching Made in Bern
It's the early bird that catches the worm, or so the saying goes. Take this special trip to Mount Niederhorn and you'll be one of the first visitors of the day. Let a local wildlife expert guide you towards the Gemmenalphorn and its ibex colonies. With a little luck, you will also catch a glimpse of chamois, marmots and the king of the skies – the golden eagle.
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Typically Swiss Hotels
From chic modern hideaways in city centers to historic palace hotels on lakeshores and cozy mountain inns. Each hotel offers an experience that is typically Swiss – thanks to the scenery, history and the personal touch of your local hoteliers. Or immerse yourself in history and the ambiance of times gone by – in a late baroque guesthouse or a Grand Hotel from the Belle Époque.
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Switzerland is much closer than you think.

Did you know there are over 137 weekly direct flights from North America to Switzerland? SWISS, Edelweiss and other airlines offer great connections from all major North American hubs directly to Zurich and Geneva. It only takes ten minutes to get from the airport to downtown Zurich or Geneva.

Swiss Travel System

Anyone who has ever visited Switzerland will tell you that its public transportation service, known as the Swiss Travel System, is one of the world's finest. Fast and efficient trains, buses, boats and urban transport systems create a dense network, carrying visitors and locals anywhere they wish to go. Enjoy breathtaking views of lakes and mountains from panoramic windows of the famous scenic trains such as the Glacier Express and theGoldenPass Line.

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A thrill-seekers delight – Glacier 3000

Switzerland delivers some of the most amazing vistas for travelers. For the adventure seeker there is a pristine Alpine haven with some of the most scenic outlooks in the world. This is Glacier 3000 – where you'll discover the world's highest toboggan run that will whisk you from one glacier vista to another at speeds of up to 25 mph. Simply take a postal bus from either Gstaad or Les Diablerets to Col du Pillon (included with the Swiss Travel Pass) to board a cable car that will take you to Glacier 3000.
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Le Gruyère AOP Switzerland
The home of the world-famous Gruy√®re AOP cheese is the quaint medieval town of Gruyères. It's perched atop a small hill and surrounded by the foothills of the Alps. The Gruyères Castle, dating back to the 13th century, has been made into a museum featuring 800 years of regional architecture, history and culture.