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Geneva

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1050,2375,133

Zürich

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1916,5732,171

Lucerne

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960,2766,77

Zermatt

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556,1570,141

Bern

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595,1830,48

Interlaken

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508,1371,68

Basel

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521,1433,75

Lausanne

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364,940,47

Lugano

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395,1050,75

Lauterbrunnen

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263,784,15

Montreux

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123,415,28

Grindelwald

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191,607,52

Sion

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121,429,11

Chur

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106,381,15

Thun

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201,770,11

Wengen

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85,173,28

Engelberg

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79,500,33

Kandersteg

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141,291,13

Schaffhausen

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173,606,11

Saas-Fee

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97,172,64

Neuchâtel

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89,205,13

Gruyères

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78,358,1

Mürren

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119,334,12

Winterthur

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55,75,14

Sankt Gallen

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95,269,21

Fribourg

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108,310,17

Verbier

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43,81,24

Samnaun

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46,118,11

Rapperswil

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55,304,5

Davos

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40,93,59

Saint Moritz

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106,402,46

Vevey

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24,64,10

Locarno

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112,265,43

Stein am Rhein

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60,179,8

Gstaad

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26,46,28

Brig

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56,266,16

Cern

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15,29,0

Andermatt

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61,211,7

Brienz

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61,229,12

Alps

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53,155,0

Nyon

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15,40,9

Appenzell

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31,137,17

Spiez

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53,149,5

Solothurn

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37,104,13

Scuol

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64,242,22

Adelboden

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38,103,20

Baden

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20,49,8

Bellinzona

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64,266,5

Meiringen

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76,184,15

Einsiedeln

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18,50,6

Geneva

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  • Le Jet d'Eau

    4 out of 5 stars

    Geneva Things to Do

    Photos: 1. The Jet d'eau in Geneva harbor. 2. During the European football (soccer) championships in the summer of 2008 a huge ball was suspended above the fountain and kept up in the air by the force of the water. 3. Most people in Switzerland really enjoyed having the football championships in their cities of Zürich, Basel, Bern and Geneva -- but...

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  • Hotel d'Angleterre Geneva

    Geneva Hotels

    Un endroit idéal à ne pas rater... calme, vue sur le lac, les montagnes... grand luxe et personnel...

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  • Cafe du Soleil

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Geneva Restaurants

    The Cafe de Soleil in Petit Saconnex (bus 3) is very popular, especially among the younger crowd, but...I personally have other favorites: Cafe de Commerce, Petit Saconnex (next door to the Soleil) Cafe du Coin, rue Monthoux/rhe de Fribourg (Paquis District, nr rail stration) Cafe du Petit Chalet, rue de Berne (nr station) Cafe Vaudois, rue des...

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Zürich

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  • Grossmünster Churche

    Zürich Things to Do

    The beautiful Grossmünsterchurch at the Zwingliplatz - an iconic view of Zürich - has two main attractions. The church as we know it now was built in the romanic style between the 12th and 13th century. Its main draw are the modern stained-glass windows of artist Sigmar Polke, some of them abstract, others with a biblical theme. There is a...

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  • Dolder Grand Hotel

    Zürich Hotels

    Dolder Grand Hotel boasts 173 luxurious rooms,fine dining and spa.I personally haven't stayed here...

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  • General nightlife

    Zürich Nightlife

    We, a few VTers, recently visited the Plaz(d)a Bar on a weekday evening around 11 pm. When we were there it was very pleasant and roomy, but mind you, on weekends it's packed. Note the decorations (lamps, walls) while you are there. In the same building which used to be a couple of cinemas until not too long ago, there is now a club which features...

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Lucerne

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  • Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Lucerne was my very first destination on my first trip out of UK, and probably the most famous attraction is the Kapellbrugge (Chapel Bridge, named after the nearby St. Peters chapel), which is a covered wooden footbridge crossing the River Reuss. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe and the world's oldest surviving truss bridge. A 140 ft water...

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  • Art Deco Hotel Montana

    Lucerne Hotels

    The view from this hotel is beautiful. The service is great and the rooms are very comfortable. The...

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  • RIVER REUSS & TOWER & BRIDGES - STOPS...

    Lucerne Things to Do

    A MUST DO, is to walk alongside the River Reuss on BOTH SIDES!The views are very different for each side, and it is nice to get some waterfront photo's.Did you know there are 7 Bridges in Lucerne? I didn't as I only read about the most famous one, and that is Chapel Bridge. Well, The first bridge over the River Reuss was first mentioned in 1168.We...

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Zermatt

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  • Gornergrat

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Zermatt Things to Do

    Gornergrat is a Swiss montain with an altitude of 3,085 meters above sea level. The journey takes you in around 40 minutes and accessible the whole year. The rack railway which is built in 1898 and incidentally the first electric railway of its kind in the country winds its way up the mountain from the village of Zermatt. The ride offers wonderful...

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  • The Omnia

    Zermatt Hotels

    I have just come back from my second visit to the Omnia hotel in Zermatt. I find it difficult to...

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  • Matterhorn, the famous Swiss mountain

    Zermatt Things to Do

    Matterhorn is the largest icon in Switzerland and one of the most photographed mountain. Haven for climbers and for viewers, an amazing and stunning spot. The perfect area to catch some good captures is more probably from Gornergrat, but, the other perspective can be viewed from Klein Matterhorn.

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Bern

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  • Bear pit

    Bern Things to Do

    The BaerenPark is home to four brown bears and can be visited 24 hours a day. Keeping live bears in the city is not a new thing. The tradition dates back to 1513 when, on returning from the Battle of Novara, the Bernese forces brought with them a live bear that was kept in the city's moat. Since then, bears have been kept in a pit at the Bärenplatz...

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  • Belle Epoque Boutique Hotel

    Bern Hotels

    Perhaps it was because my single room cost 245 francs. Perhaps it was the blood stains on the...

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  • Altes Tramdepot

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bern Restaurants

    I visited Altes Tramdepot on a very busy, sunny day and the outdoor dining area was full. Many of the groups who arrived at the time I did were asked to book a table for later in the evening. As I was alone, the waitress offered me a seat at a reserved table and said that a group would be arriving to share the table in a few minutes. As I was...

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Interlaken

See all 508 Interlaken Tips
  • Jungfrau

    Interlaken Things to Do

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination... The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train...

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  • Rossli

    Interlaken Hotels

    For about 3days. I was very happy. Rossli was best hotel to me. Rossli was strongly impressed on my...

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  • My Hike to the Bachsee

    Interlaken Favorites

    My hike to the Bachsee was much easier than my hike of the previous day to Kleine Scheidegg. This was because there was little in the way of up hill walking involved. Instead the took a bus up the hamlet of First and started out from there. The Bachsee are two small lakes that over look the town of Grindelwald The hike was in my opinion very easy...

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Basel

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  • Muenster Cathedral

    Basel Things to Do

    The Baseler Münster (cathedral) is the main church of the area, built from red sandstone between 1019 and 1500 in romanic and gothic architectural style. The front of the Münster is decorated with staues of St. Georg and St. Martin; inside, many beautiful stained-glass windows, a magnificent altarpiece and medieval sculptures can be found. One...

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  • Hotel Basel

    Basel Hotels

    A basic hotel near Marketplatz. Rooms were efficiently designed, but small. The design is an...

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  • Basel Town Hall

    Basel Things to Do

    My first in Baserl was in a square with stalls selling fruits where is located the City Hall. It was beautiful. I was allowed to visit it inside. I saw frescoes and the statue of the founder of Basle: the Roman senator Lucius Munaties Plancus. The Town Hall is a five hundred years old building, and houses the meetings of the Cantonal Parliament as...

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Lausanne

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  • Cathedrale Notre Dame

    Lausanne Things to Do

    One of the most beautiful Gothic structures in Europe, Lausanne Cathedral stands ,150m above Lake Geneva. Construction on the cathedral began in 1175; in 1275 it was consecrated by Pope Gregory X. The architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began a restoration of the cathedral in the 19th century -- and it is still going on! The doors and façade of the...

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  • Movenpick Hotel Lausanne

    Lausanne Hotels

    This hotel is situated on the lake. I had a window looking out to the lake but the traffic at all...

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  • Nice local food

    Lausanne Restaurants

    Fondue was OK without being out of this world; the cheese was generally not that hot (nor I did not choose the lukewarm fondue, which is indeed an option). Efficient service and good sorbets.However the evening was marred by the automatic currency conversion when paying with a non-Swiss credit card. By the time I realised what had happened I had...

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Lugano

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Lauterbrunnen

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  • Staubbach Falls

    Lauterbrunnen Things to Do

    A short walk from Lauterbrunnen is Staubbach Falls. This stark waterfall is easily visible from the train station. Walk down the path for a closer look, but don't get too close. A falling rock in the wrong place can ruin your whole day.

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  • Hotel Silberhorn

    Lauterbrunnen Hotels

    We stayed 4 nights mid September 2010 and had a most enjoyable time. Our hotel room was much better...

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  • Trummelbach to Lauterbrunnen

    Lauterbrunnen Transportation

    From Lauterbrunnen, I walked the couple of miles along the river to the falls at Trummelbach. After walking around the falls (and the many steps involved in this), I opted to take the bus back to Lauterbrunnen.Buses run every hour between Trummelbach and Lauterbrunnen. The bus stop can be found near the large building at the entrance to the path to...

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Montreux

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  • A tribute to a long time resident

    Montreux Things to Do

    Freddie Mercury was an adopted son of Montreux .... he spent several years here recording various Queen's albums .... this statue is dedicated to his memory. It's located on the waterfront .... can't miss it ask anyone and they'll tell you where it's at !!!!

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  • Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

    Montreux Hotels

    This historic landmark hotel is definitely the place to stay in Montreux. It is now managed by the...

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  • From Morocco to Iran...

    Montreux Restaurants

    Housed in an early 20th century Moorish-style villa overlooking Lac de Genève, le Palais Oriental serves authentic and tasty dishes from Morocco, Lebanon and Iran. It is possible to dine here three days in a row while focusing on a different cuisine each meal. It offers a very pleasant and original ambiance.

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Grindelwald

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  • Hike up to Kleine Scheidegg

    Grindelwald Things to Do

    Richly varied hike at the foot of the Eiger massif. At first along narrow roads, then tracks and finally trails, this hike leads to one of the most famous spots in the Alps – Kleine Scheidegg. The higher you climb, the more the rugged flanks of the Mönch and Jungfrau and the prominent, perfect form of the Silberhorn come into view. Dark stone pines...

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  • Hotel Gletschergarten

    Grindelwald Hotels

    The lounge on the ground floor of the hotel.

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  • Train to the top

    Grindelwald Transportation

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination...The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train compositions...

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Sion

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  • L'enclos de Valère

    Sion Restaurants

    One sunny day in August I had lunch here with VT members Tripack and Zajem. We had a table in the back of the lovely garden terrace. The restaurant is upmarket but they had lunch specials, so called "assiette du jour". We all opted for those, which came at CHF 21.00 each. To drink we shared a litre bottle of mineral water at CHF 10.50.Our outdoor...

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  • Hotel Chalet Royal

    Sion Hotels

    Veysonnaz Sur Sion, Sion, Valais, 1993, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Explore the Old Town

    Sion Favorites

    Explore the side streets and alleys of the old town with the camera. The ground plan is a maze, it is hard to suggest a route. Poke your nose ito the side alleys. You won't lose your way, you will come across signposts and open views towards one of the castles every now and then, no worries. Look for street views and details like doors, lamp...

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Chur

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  • Public transportation in and around Chur

    Chur Transportation

    One of the best ways to get around in Chur (other than going by foot), is by taking the local, red and black buses (called Stadtbus).For a fee of CHF 2.60 (children CHF 1.40/Half-fare Card CHF 2.20), you can take any of these buses and take a ride for up to 30 mins. If you want to travel very often on the bus, you should see the information desk in...

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  • Hotel ABC

    Chur Hotels

    Bahnhofstrasse, Chur, Grisons, CH-7000, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Great variety of foods!

    Chur Restaurants

    This restaurant offers a great variety of local and regional specialties aswell a great variety of pizzas!If you are dining on the closed balcony with large windows, you'll have a great view of Chur, even if it is raining.How to get there:* by public transport: Take Chur bus no.1 (towards Agip, Felsberg, Domat/Ems, Tamins, or Rhäzüns) and leave it...

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Thun

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  • Schloss Thun

    Thun Things to Do

    Thun's formidable castle is an unmissable delight. Climbing up to the castle entrance from the town is a lovely thing to do on a bright day. As you climb higher above the town, the views of the lake come into focus and you can see across the rooftops to beautiful, snowtopped Alpine peaks.During my visit, the external part of the castle appeared to...

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  • Seepark Hotel

    Thun Hotels

    Seestrasse 47, Postfach 129, Thun, 3602, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Getting to Thun by train

    Thun Transportation

    I found travelling by train was the preferable option in this part of Switzerland. Not only are the trains clean and frequent, they are also very large and often with an upper and lower deck so getting a seat isn't a problem.Thun is situated on the line between Bern and Spiez. From here, you can travel direct as far north as Basel and also along...

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Geographically speaking, Switzerland is a tiny country, only one-tenth the size of California. But what it lacks in size, it makes up in Alpine grandeur and variety with its German, French, Italian...