As you wind through the Swiss Alps, you may hear an unexpected note of “Du-Da-Do” echoing through the passes. But it’s not birdsong, cowbells, or even a local yodeler—it’s the tune of a yellow passenger bus defying the impossible twists and turns of the mountain roads – but this tune has a very iconic beginning.

Officially founded in 1906, the Swiss Postbus started as a horse drawn postal service. However, as locals realized they could hitch a ride along with their letters to nearby towns, the Postbus seized the opportunity to add public transportation to their resume. Soon they weren’t just transporting parcels and packages, but also school children, villagers, tourists and even the occasional farm animal.

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