Erwin Fässler

Born in 1960 in Zurich, I grew up in the surrounding Zurich Oberland. After an apprenticeship as a mechanic at Swissair I spent two summer seasons as a herdsman in the Swiss mountains.

Between 1982 and 1990 I lived six years in Asia, with substantial periods in Nepal and India. I travelled to Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. I trekked for several weeks in Nepal, trained in Indian classical music (flute and santoor), and spent three years as a Buddhist monk in various monasteries in Sri Lanka and Burma.

On my return in 1990, I worked in various social institutions as supervisor, group leader, youth club leader, therapist, conflict manager and staff coach. From 2006 to 2010 I attended an MA degree in mindfulnessoriented psychotherapy in Devon, England.

Since my teenage I have loved to discover the hidden gems of Switzerland. Taking my family, friends and visitors from abroad to various spectacular places in my homeland, has always filled me with great joy and happiness.

In 2012 I have made my long cherished dream come true and have founded my own company “Erwin Tours of Switzerland”

It is my greatest motivation and pleasure to show you my country’s finest cultural, culinary and personal sides!

Press releases, English:

How Bollywood inspired Indians to travel the world

Cathay Pacific Discovery, 16th July 2019

The Swiss business of making Bollywood dreams

Swissinfo, 19th November 2015

When reel and real worlds collide

Swissinfo, 6th December 2015

Switzerland’s own Bollywood Ambassador

Swissinfo, 3rd June 2016

DDLJ completes 1000th week at Maratha Mandir

The Indian Express, 13th December 2014

Presseberichte, deutsch:

Alexander Solschenizyn und sein Versteck im Tösstal

Sternenjäger, 16. Mai 2022

Diese Amerikanerinnen suchen nach ihren Wurzeln

20 Minuten, 17. Juli 2019

Das erste Mal Bollywood

Berner Oberländer, 14. Juni 2019

Erwin Fässler “Der Heiweh-Bänkler”

Züri Ost (Zürcher Oberländer), 21. November 2014

Communiqués de presse, français

Tour de Bollywood en Suisse – La Gaule d’Antoine en Suisse

CANAL+, le 8 Octobre 2021

Erwin Fässler - Proprietor of Erwin Tours of Switzerland