Dreaming of a trip to see the Matterhorn is a top bucket list item for many travelers. This travel video takes you on a brief tour of the Gornergrat activity at the Matterhorn. Once you have made your trip by rail to Zermatt there are two ways to experience the Matterhorn. One is to travel to Gornergrat by Cog railway for a spectacular view of the Matterhorn. The other is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise experience which has the option of skiing during the summer. This video was captured in early June after a late spring snow that limited our planned hiking options. We can only imagine the view covered completely with snow or fields of grass and wildflowers.
There are many reasons to travel to Bern, Switzerland's capital city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniquely well-preserved medieval architecture, including the famous Zytglogge Clock Tower. The historic Old City is surrounded by the beautiful aqua colored Aare River. In this short video we highlight some of the attractions that we explored on our 2-day visit to Bern.
Transport yourself to beautiful Blausee, the Blue Lake, an unbelievably stunning emerald blue lake in the Kander Valley of Switzerland. It's a popular tourist destination for those traveling in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.
On our recent road trip through the Swiss Alps from Bern to Brig on a very rainy day, we almost didn't visit this lake because of the weather, but we decided to make the stop anyway, and we were very glad we did. When we arrived at the park, the large Blausee sign and small building belied the beauty of what was there. Umbrella, raincoat and camera in hand, I quickly took a walk down the path ahead of my husband, who was hauling all the camera gear, to make sure there was something worth seeing.
Take yourself on a journey through the lovely old city of Thun, Switzerland. A classic medieval town with a 12th century castle, an old church, the beautiful river Aare running through it, and the Alps surrounding it is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland, an area of Switzerland with picturesque view and beautiful mountains. Quaint and enchanting, this little city is worth a visit if you are in the Bern region. This video highlights the many things you can do and see in Thun. Read more about places to stay and what to do in Thun on Tripadvisor.
This is a beautiful short video of Chillon Castle, one of the most visited castles in Switzerland. It is located just south of Veytaux, on Lake Geneva on a narrow shore between Montreux and Villeneuve. The history of this castle goes back many centuries to approximately the year 1000, having once been a Roman outpost and then heavily influenced by several other significant periods in Swiss history - the Savoy, Bernese and Vaudois periods. The castle is situated in a most beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Geneva, also known as Lac Leman, at the foot of the Alps. It is worth a visit for its breathtaking views and its amazing architecture.
Ride along on an incredible train journey on the Glacier Express in Switzerland. This trailer for an upcoming PBS series on train travel in Switzerland will give you a sneak preview of what you can experience traveling through the breathtaking Swiss Alps by rail.
HD Travel--from "Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour." Includes scenes and information on the Glacier Express Panorama Train. The full hour-long doc airs nationally on American Public Television stations. Check with your local PBS station for broadcasts in your area. DVDs of the full program plus more than an hour of DVD Extras are available at www.RealRailTV.com. Copyright 2015 by Small World Productions of Seattle. Co-producer and public television presenting station is KCTS/Seattle.
Are the amazing terraces of the Lavaux vineyards an UNESCO World Heritage Site that you should add to your list when planning your travel to Switzerland? If you like good wine, then the answer is clearly yes because Swiss wines are difficult to find outside the country. Lavaux is just one of many UNESCO sites in Switzerland. Did you know that when you plan your travel to Switzerland you could mark 11 sites off your UNESCO World Heritage bucket list? The Lavaux region is one of the 11 sites located in the country of Switzerland. Lausanne on Lake Geneva is the closest major city to the area. From Geneva, you can travel to the region in about an hour by train or car and in under 2 hours from Bern.
This is a trailer for the public television documentary on Swiss trains and an excellent introduction to what train travel looks like in Switzerland and how it gets you around the country so that you can experience the many outdoor adventures available. It highlights the reliability and punctuality of Swiss train travel. You will get a glimpse of the amazing scenery of travel by train in the Swiss Alps and maybe put it on your someday trip list for future travel.
Trailer for "Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour" an hour long public television documentary on Swiss trains and taking the train to outdoor adventures in Switzerland. This documentary was released by American Public Television to PBS stations nationwide in the US in Spring 2016. Hosted by Jeff Wilson. Produced by Small World Production of Seattle. Co-producer KCTS/Seattle.
All aboard for a scenic tour of Switzerland on one of the most famous railways in the world, the Glacier Express, which takes you from Zermatt to St. Moritz, through the breathtaking Swiss countryside, through the Alps, narrow valleys, tunnels and across bridges in panoramic coaches, in about 8 hours.
Take a ride on the scenic Bernina Express where you will travel across the snowcapped Alps, across high bridges, along lakes and through quaint towns from the city of Chur in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy. One of the most famous sections of the track crosses the Landwasser Viaduct which is considered an engineering and architectural marvel built in 1901/02.