When planning my trip to Graubünden, I was provided a Swiss Travel Pass by Switzerland Tourism so that I could easily use the public transportation, focussing on the landscape and great looking photo sujets for my travel stories. This popular Rail Pass of Switzerland affords you unlimited travel on the network of Swiss Travel System. The Swiss Travel Pass can only be sold to non-residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein. With a Swiss Travel Pass in your pocket, you have the ideal Rail Pass to travel in Switzerland.
It entitles you to unlimited travel on consecutive days throughout the rail, bus and boat Swiss Travel System network. The Swiss Travel Pass is available for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days. This pass also covers scenic routes and local trams and buses in 75 towns and cities and offers 50% reduction on most mountain railways and cable cars. The Swiss Travel Pass also includes the Swiss Museum Pass, allowing you free entrance to 490 museums and exhibitions.
No photograph is required: simply present your passport or identity card. You can order it here: https://www.swiss-pass.ch.
Exploring Switzerland by train
I think, you should definitely consider exploring this beautifuly country by train. Why? ‘Cause you immediately feel relaxed, forget about all your problems, the noise in a big city, don’t need to stress out about traffic – you are almost forced to calm down, enjoying this peaceful, beautiful land.
When I arrived in Chur, Switzerland, I took the Rhaetian Railway to Arosa, my starting point for the blogger trip, and totally digged it. It was probably my most nostalgic train ride ever und I noticed how I just could not stop smiling and posted one snap after another on Snapchat. :D
The journey gets off to a leisurely start in Chur. But the sedate trundle through the town is soon over as the red train suddenly begins to climb up into the mountains, where Arosa awaits with fresh mountain air, sunshine and a dose of humour.
The Arosa Line climbs 1,000 metres in just 26 kilometres. The RhB line makes its way slowly through the streets of Chur – past the town walls, the Maltese tower and the Obertor gate. Minutes later, the train is wending its way through unspoilt nature and the mountainous landscape of Schanfigg. The composition seems to float across the Langwieser Viaduct over the Plessur river.
The journey to Arosa, at 1,800 metres above sea level, takes one hour. Once there, you can let your imagination run free for the day: take the cable car to the top of the Weisshorn or to the Carmennahütte. Hike high above the valley with views stretching over towards Tschiertschen. The famous Humour Festival takes place every December. Arosa is good for both body and soul.
So, if you are still planning your last-minute summer vacation, you should definitely consider it.
photo credentials: V’s World, SwissTravelSystem, Rhaetian Railway