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Gottardo 2016 - Rail Tunnel

15 mind-blowing figures about the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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The deepest point of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is 2.3 km below the Alps - that's 1.5 times the depth of the Grand Canyon...
Lake Geneva Commuting by Boat

The day I commuted to work by boat. Across a national border. For "free."

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Here are two facts about Switzerland: As a small, landlocked country, it has plenty of borders. And it is public transport heaven...
Châtelard Line - gschieneschweiz

5 jaw-dropping train journeys in Switzerland

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Whether you are a resident or a tourist, these five Swiss train journeys require just a Swiss Travel Pass. Hop on and enjoy the ride...
ZVV Anniversary - Zurich Main-Station

Congratulations to 25 Years of Zürich Public Transportation

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I'm a great admirer of public transportation. For their 25th anniversary, the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV) is making a big gesture...
Xrot 9213 Rhätische Bahn

Switzerland's Spectacular Xrot Snow Plough Train

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When the red coaches of the Rhaetian Railway snake across dozens of viaducts in the majestic Grison Alps, the heart of any train lover will skip a beat...
Chinese Tourists - Zurich

Mountains, Lakes and Trains: How Chinese Tourists View Switzerland

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When visiting Switzerland, Chinese tourists tend to capture photographs of majestic mountains, cutesy villages and iconic chocolate bars....
Swiss License Plates

High Prices for Low Numbers

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What do BS, VD, and AI have in common? If you’re not from Switzerland, you might be trying to imagine a crazy story featuring humanistic robots...
Train Fever - Swiss Videogame

Train Fever - A Truly Swiss Video Game

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Anyone who lives in Switzerland or has ever visited the small Alpine nation will swarm about how fantastic the rail system is. Train Fever is one of the largest and most intricate games ever developed in Switzerland...
Zurich Tram Museum

Visiting the Tram Museum in Zürich

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On a recent weekend in Zürich, a vintage tram caught our attention. As it turned out, the Tram Museum has its own line which picks up visitors at various spots throughout town during the last weekend of each month...