Grand Tour de Suisse

Content: Along the legendary Grand Tour de Suisse we travel through breathtaking nature, past palm trees in the south, snow in the Alps and crystal-clear lakes in the interior. By train and boat across town and country, the tour takes us over 1000 kilometres through four language regions, over five Alpine passes, along several lakes and through the cities of Zurich or Locarno.

SEQUENCE 1: The journey begins in Switzerland’s largest city – Zurich, leads through Toggenburg and the canton of Schwyz to Lake Lucerne in the Bernese Oberland.

SEQUENCE 2: The second stage takes us through French-speaking Switzerland. It begins south of Basel in the rugged Jura, leads across Lake Geneva with its Mediterranean flair and ends high up in the canton of Valais in Zermatt at the Matterhorn.

SEQUENCE 3: The last journey leads from Ticino through the canton of Grisons to Appenzell. It is a journey from the Mediterranean-like south of Switzerland to the mountainous north-east.

Broadcast date Samstag, 23. September 2017 ab 12:50 Uhr auf arte
Length 3 x 43 Min.
Written and directed by: Cristina Trebbi (Folge 1 + 3), Anja Glücklich (Folge 2)
Camera: Torbjörn Karvang, Boris Mahlau
Editor: Fabian Teichmann, Sven Voß
Editorial advisor: Petra Boden
Production: Kerstin Peterssen
Executive producer: Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location: Schweiz