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Grindelwald and the Jungfrau, Switzerland, Thursday, May 2, 2019

Today we took the cog wheel train up to the Jungfraujoch at the top of Europe. Actually we took two trains each way. We started at Lauterbrunnen and took a train to the mid level station where we changed to … Continue reading

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The Glacier Express, Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Today we took the Glacier Express train which runs between St. Moritz and Zermatt as far as Andermatt, which is about half way along the route. From there we took our tour bus to Interlaken and then Gridalwald. On the … Continue reading

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St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Today we took a ride on the Bernina Express, one of Switzerland’s scenic train journeys that has earned UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008. The line is part of a 384 km narrow gage network that was completed in 1910 … Continue reading

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Baveno to Bellinzona, Switzerland and on to St. Moritz, Monday April 29, 2019

Today we headed back to Switzerland travelling along Lake Maggiore to the city of Bellinzona in the Italian speaking canton of Ticino. The weather was nice and the scenery was beautiful. Bellinzona is known for its three castles. The castles … Continue reading

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Baveno, Italy, Sunday April 28, 2019

We left Zermatt and travelled over the Simplon Pass to Lake Maggiore in Italy. The top of the pass is at an altitude of 2005 metres. We stopped at the top for the morning break. There are small restaurants, hostels … Continue reading

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Zermatt Switzerland, Saturday, April 27, 2019

This morning we took a series of three cable cars from Zermatt to the viewpoint for the Matterhorn. The viewpoint is at a height of 3883 metres. The final cable car is quite new having been put in service late … Continue reading

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Martigny and Sion, Switzerland, Friday, April 26, 2019

This morning we set out for Zermatt. Our first stop was a small town of Martigny. There is a small Roman amphitheatre here but the feature attraction for those who love dogs is the chance to see and pet a … Continue reading

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