• The 15th annual Schubertiade is scheduled for Vienna's Musikverein from November 19-24, and the 13th Mozart Festival is at the Vienna Kölnzerthaus from December 1-21.
  • Highlights of the Vienna State Opera in November include: Nov. 1, La Boheme; Nov. 10, Tosca; Nov. 13, Madama Butterfly; Nov. 28, Fidelio and Nov. 29, Das Rheingold. The Staatsoper performs virtually every night throughout the fall, winter and spring. For complete list of performances see the website: austria-tourism.at/events.html.
  • Cologne continues the 750th anniversary of its Gothic Cathedral with an exhibition entitled "Celestial Light - Gothic Glass Painting 1248 to 1350" by the Schnütgen Museum, November 19 through March 7, 1999.
  • The Golden Pass Route, one of Switzerland's famous scenic train journeys, has been packaged with three recommended itineraries ranging from 4 to 7 days. One of them is from Zürich to Lucerne (overnight), to Interlaken (overnight), to the Jungfraujoch, to Montreux (overnight) and Geneva, aboard the Crystal Panoramic Express. Costs range from 688 to 1,263 Sfr. ($495-$909) depending on the season and grade of hotel selected.
  • Price includes first-class rail travel, accommodations, breakfast, excursion to Jungfraujoch and Golden Pass documentation. The reduction for Swiss Pass or Swiss Card holders is 120 Sfr. ($86). For a brochure including a list of partner hotels and a timetable, phone +41/33/828 32 32; fax 828 32 39; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Swissair's Eurohopper fare offers travel among 90 European cities for $130 per flight. To qualify one must: fly from the U.S. on Swissair; purchase a minimum of three and a maximum of eight flight segments; and complete the travel within a two-month period. Contact Swissair at 800-221-4750.