Switzerland is a landlocked country in the middle of Europe comprised of hundreds of tunnels penetrating high mountains supporting thousands of cows with loud bells hanging about their necks, or so it seems. Swiss cheese Gromit?
The Swiss seem obsessed with reaching the top of all their high mountains. This is great because they've done all the hard work so the tourist can simply ride a cable car, incline, or rack railway easily reaching the top of the highest peaks.
The Swiss speak three languages, German, French, and Romansh but there are a lot of Swiss who speak English and are happy to talk to you.
Switzerland is a confederation, the same as Canada, but instead of provinces the country is comprised of 26 cantons.
With a population of nearly 8 million it seems half walk about wearing a backpack and hiking boots sporting two of those ski-like, pole thingy's, used to keep them upright and prevent them from falling off their hills.
It's a clean, scenic, beautiful country with great food and railways galore to explore.
Euros are of no value here, the Swiss franc is the currency in use throughout all the cantons. One Swiss franc cost $1.32 Canadian in 2015.
13 Aug 2014 - Two Passenger Train Wagons Derail After Landslide
16 Feb 2015 - SBB Wants to Attract Part-Time Female Workers
20 Feb 2015 - Six Hurt as Trains Collide in Switzerland
23 Feb 2015 - SBB Awards Tracklaying Contracts
25 Feb 2015 - Daktronics Brings Light to Swiss Railway Stations
18 Mar 2015 - One Killed One Injured in Swiss Train Collision
16 Apr 2015 - Journeying Through Switzerland Via Rail
24 Apr 2015 - Zermatt Bans Saint Bernard Dog Photos
28 Apr 2015 - Swiss Trains Register Best Performance in Europe
3 May 2015 - Swiss Train Passengers Evacuated After Landslide
3 May 2015 - Torrential Rain Swells Swiss Rivers and Lakes
22 May 2015 - Switzerland to Seek ERA Membership
The Swiss Airline
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB CFF FSS)
Die Zentralbahn (DZB)
Rhätische Bahn (RhB)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB)
Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (DFB)
Brienz Rothorn Bahn (BRB)
Rigi Bahnen (RB)
Pilatus Bahn (PB)
Gornergrat Bahn (GGB)
Rail Info Switzerland
Dampflokomotiv und Maschinenfabrik (DLM)