Switzerland's scenery commands attention. Ancient glaciers that
have slowly taken shape over millennia, age-old mountain peaks,
lakes you just can't help but dip your toes in, and Alpine meadows
that offer up a botanical feast for the eyes. These landscapes lend
themselves effortlessly to the intrinsic charms of rail travel, so
it's little wonder that Switzerland's rail journeys are among the
most iconic, not to mention scenic, in the world.
Away from the wild allure of nature, chocolate-box villages,
medieval towns and modern cities are waiting to be explored. Add in
a rich history and enticing cuisine, who can resist Swiss chocolate
and cheese, and you'll start to understand all this destination has
Spectacular scenery and beautiful architecture await you in
Switzerland, as you explore the high alpine regions and the
historical cities that make up this country. Visit the glamorous
resort of St Moritz, which claims one of the first towns in Europe
to popularise winter sports and is the preferred destination of
wealthy tourists from around the world in both summer and winter.
Chur, Switzerland's oldest town, is a delight to behold, featuring
a stunning 12th century cathedral that combines Gothic
and Romanesque architectural styles, and a lovely Rathaus (Town
Hall) that dates back to 1464.
Switzerland is famed for its amazing views. Lake Lucerne bears a
striking similarity to the fjords of Norway, being of an unusual
shape and surrounded by towering mountains. Sat on the border
between Italy and Switzerland is the Matterhorn.
Identifiable for its unusual, almost symmetrical, peak, this
mountain was first successfully climbed in 1865, after many failed