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Awesome Switzerland

Swiss Mountain Coaster POV in 4K

Swiss Mountain Coaster POV in 4K

A few years back, we took a POV ride-along on a coaster ride that winds through the mountains in Kandersteg, Switzerland. That original video was fun, but shaky and a little grainy. The Flying Dutchman took the same ride, but wearing a better camera that shoots in crisp 4K and has image stabilization for a much smoother ride.

Switzerland Cliff Walk

Switzerland Cliff Walk

Photographer Sylvia Michel captured this awe-inspiring footage walking through the clouds on a cliff-side bridge in Grindewald, Switzerland. The First Cliff Walk allows visitors to walk through some of the world’s most breathtaking vistas and includes this bridge to nowhere that hangs over the valley below. Here it is on a less cloudy day.

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Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Most times, hiking involves walking on some kind of solid ground. But this awe-inspiring via ferrata path in Interlaken, Switzerland has adventurers walking along skinny metal rails hammered into the side of a cliff. There’s a cable system you tie into for safety, but it still looks like a walk for daredevils only. Video by enjoytavie.

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

The first time we went tandem paragliding, we jumped off of a cliff at Torrey Pines and landed on a nude beach filled with wrinkled old men. Jordan Wade had quite a different experience, as he took off from the Alps and captured awe-inspiring footage of the snow-capped mountains, grassy hills, and a historic Swiss village.

Train Changes Gauges

Train Changes Gauges

You might not know it, but depending on the location, trains might roll on different gauges of tracks. That normally means railroad engines and cars can only roll on compatible width tracks. But this ingenious rail car has an undercarriage that automatically adjusts its width to adapt between 1-meter-wide and 1.43-meter-wide tracks in Switzerland.

Drone Tours College Campus

Drone Tours College Campus

New Step Media takes us on a first-person drone flight through the Akademie St.Gallen, a college campus in Switzerland. It must have taken some serious planning and coordination to pull off the continuous three-minute POV shot that zooms in and out of buildings and classrooms. Watch in 4K if you can.

Chasing Cars at Gotthard Pass

Chasing Cars at Gotthard Pass

A duo of Porsches takes to one of world’s best roads – Gotthard Pass in Switzerland, and DJI was on hand to capture the action with their Mavic 2 Pro drone, FPV system, and Osmo Action camera. Whether you’re into cars, cinematography, technology, or travel, there’s a little something for everyone in this brief clip. BTS here.

Steep Funicular Time-lapse

Steep Funicular Time-lapse

Take a ride on Switzerland’s Gelmerbahn – an open-air funicular that sends passengers along a 3,373 foot-long route with a maximum 106º grade. Raphael Sandoz captured this time-lapse footage to speed up the 8-minute journey. If you prefer a more leisurely ride, try this.

In Case of War, Go to Switzerland

In Case of War, Go to Switzerland

Switzerland is known for its landscape, banks, and chocolate. But Real Life Lore reminds us that it’s also a country filled with defensive facilities. To paraphrase Narcos, that’s not being paranoid. That’s being smart.

Gotthard 360°

Gotthard 360°

Start out with a 360º ride through Switzerland’s Gothard Base Tunnel, then take a tour of the myriad platforms, elevators, and walkways that surround the 35.5 mile long tunnel that runs through the base of the Alps. The video is narrated in German, but it’s self-explanatory.

Cabrio Open Air Cable Car

Cabrio Open Air Cable Car

This unique double-decker cable car features an exterior observation deck to let up to 30 passengers take in not just the views, but the fresh air of the majestic Swiss Alps.

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