Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 2
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Episode 2: Tips and advice for first-time travellers to Switzerland

June 29, 2020 Last Updated on June 5, 2024

Interview with Birgit Weingartner, Marketing Manager for Switzerland Tourism, Australia.

In Episode 2 of the Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast, Carolyn chats with Birgit Weingartner, the Marketing Manager for Switzerland Tourism in Australia.

They discuss what first-time travellers to Switzerland can expect when they visit the country, the public transport system and Birgit shares her top 5 recommended experiences.


Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Switzerland’s natural beauty – is it really as beautiful as it looks on Instagram?
  • Typical Swiss foods – including chocolate and cheese – and what to expect on restaurant menus
  • The four official languages – in which part of the country they are all spoken and can travellers get by if they only speak English?
  • Tipping – is it necessary in Switzerland?
  • Public transport – how to get around using the Swiss public transport system
  • Glacier Express – info on ‘the world’s slowest express train’
  • Birgit’s top 5 experiences – Birgit shares the five things she recommends all visitors to Switzerland do – and there are a couple of surprises!

Useful Resources

The following articles cover some of the topics discussed in this episode in more detail:

  • Swiss Train Travel: Understanding and Using the Swiss Rail System – read it here
  • Swiss Travel Pass: Switzerland’s All-in-One Travel Pass – read it here
  • Glacier Express | Fares, Timetables and Info – read it here
  • Planning a trip to Switzerland – read it here
  • See all podcast episodes – click here

You can read a transcript of this episode here.


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