After the year 2021 without visiting my sister Florence in Zug in Switzerland, I finally returned to the Confoederatio Helvetica in March and April 2022. I stayed over a week. More than a family visit, I organised an excursion to French-speaking Switzerland, also known as Romandy, to visit Maxime and the vineyards of Lavaux in the canton of Vaud, near Lausanne. I also booked a journey on the world-famous Glacier Express from Sankt Moritz to Brig. Furthermore, I looked for a nice way in and out. The ÖBB Nightjet night train from Amsterdam to Zurich and the voyage home via Lyon in France.
It was great to be a full week in Switzerland. I first went to Zandvoort in the Netherlands and then took the night train from Amsterdam to Zurich. I did an excursion to Lausanne and Lavaux in Romandy.
I visited Thun and Sankt Gallen. With the Glacier Express, the Thurbo Lake Line and the Voralpen-Express I completed some section of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.
I was extremely lucky with very nice spring, almost summery weather. Just in the end winter and snow came back. The return was via Chamonix, Aix-les-Bains and Lyon.
Anyway, it was great.
And there’s plenty left to do and see for quite a few visits. I suppose my sister living in Switzerland helps.
2022 Train Tour of Switzerland ft. Circuit Zandvoort and the Mont-Blanc Express
- Zandvoort, home of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix.
- REVIEW | ÖBB Nightjet Amsterdam – Zurich night train.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Thun and Thun Castle.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | The Lausanne Métro.
- REVIEW | Hotel du Raisin in Lausanne.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | The Vineyard Terraces of Lavaux in Vaud.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Two days in Lausanne.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Sankt Moritz.
- REVIEW | Hotel Arte in Sankt Moritz.
- SWITZERLAND | The Glacier Express from Sankt Moritz to Brig (and to Zermatt).
- SWITZERLAND | The Grisons or Graubünden.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Thurbo Seelinie, discovering Switzerland’s northern lake route.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Sankt Gallen.
- SWITZERLAND 2022 | Voralpen-Express: Sankt Gallen – Rapperswil – Lucerne.
- MONT-BLANC EXPRESS | Linking Martigny, Chamonix and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in the Alps.
- REVIEW | Urban Hôtel & Spa in Aix-les-Bains.
Danny touring Switzerland in 2013
- Brussels – Luxembourg – Strasbourg – Basel;
- The old Gotthard Line;
- Locarno to Brig, via the Centovalli, through Italy and the Simplon Tunnel;
- Brig to Zermatt on the Mattherhorn and Gotthard Bahn;
- Matterhorn Glacier Paradise;
- Zermatt to Interlaken;
- HOTEL REVIEW | M Gallery Hotel Royal – St. Georges Interlaken.
- First cable car;
- Schilthorn Mountain and Trümmelbach Falls;
- Schynige Platte Bahn;
- Meiringen and the Reichenbach Falls;
- Zentralbahn to Lucerne and Engelberg;
- Lucerne and Kussnacht am Rigi;
- Rigi Mountain and Schwyz.
Danny touring Switzerland in 2018
- Milan – Bernina – Sankt Moritz;
- Hotel Soldanella Sankt Moritz;
- Albula, Furka and Loetschberg passes;
- Waldhotel Doldenhorn Kandersteg;
- The Golden Pass line;
- Golf Hôtel René Capt Montreux;
- Swiss Riviera;
- Lake Geneva and Geneva;
- InterContinental Geneva; TGV Lyria.
Me going to Switzerland in 2018, 2019 and 2020
- Antwerp to Zug by train;
- PHOTOS | Zug city tour;
- PHOTOS | Swiss Museum of Transport Verkehrshaus in Lucerne;
- VIDEO | Pilatus-Bahn – Mount Pilatus cogwheel railway in Switzerland;
- VIDEO | Gotthard Pass and Old Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland;
- Landesmuseum Zürich and Zürich itself;
- Paris – Geneva – Lausanne with TGV Lyria first class on an Alstom TGV Duplex;
- REVIEW | Tralala Hotel Montreux;
- VIDEO | Snow white GoldenPass Line ride from Montreux to Zweisimmen, Interlaken and Lucerne in Switzerland;
- VIDEO | Mythical Mythen, Schwyz, Switzerland;
- Zürich – Frankfurt – Brussels with Deutsche Bahn’s ICE high speed trains;
- Antwerp – Brussels – Cologne – Basel – Zürich – Zug by train;
- Château de Gruyères Castle in Switzerland’s Fribourg canton;
- VIDEO | La Maison du Gruyère – Gruyère House in Gruyères, Fribourg, Switzerland;
- Walking on a frozen lake at Valbella and Lenzerheide (Lai) in Grisons, Switzerland;
- SWITZERLAND | Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station;
- SWITZERLAND | Rapperswil-Jona, Town of Roses;
- SWITZERLAND | Einsiedeln and its Abbey;
- EUROCITY EC-8 | Zürich to Cologne in SBB’s Panoramic Car;
- Bearhunting in Bern;
- Antwerp to Zug: the Frankfurt – Zurich Business Route;
- SWITZERLAND | Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg, canton Zurich;
- Kunsthaus Zürich art museum;
- ZUG | ‘Neuer Zuger Trail’ art and architecture walking rally by smartphone;
- Coping with train delays and cancellations: Zug – Antwerp when everything goes wrong.