Switzerland Travel Guide

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Switzerland Highlights

  • Pro
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     Keeping a balance between traditions and high tech in a modern and to certain extent tolerant society 

  • Con
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     Unfortunately not the cheapest place on earth! 

  • In a nutshell
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     some of my favorite places on earth 

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Geneva

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1035,2315,133

Zürich

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1898,5735,172

Lucerne

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959,2762,77

Interlaken

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506,1355,68

Zermatt

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536,1497,141

Bern

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595,1830,48

Basel

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Basel_Stadt/Basel-692635/TravelGuide-Basel.html

510,1430,75

Lausanne

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Vaud/Lausanne-691372/TravelGuide-Lausanne.html

363,944,47

Lugano

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394,1046,75

Lauterbrunnen

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262,779,15

Montreux

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123,414,28

Grindelwald

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190,607,53

Mürren

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119,334,12

Chur

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_GraubuendenGrischun/Chur-692277/TravelGuide-Chur.html

104,381,15

Wengen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Wengen-689820/TravelGuide-Wengen.html

85,173,28

Thun

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201,767,11

Schaffhausen

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173,606,11

Engelberg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Engelberg-692063/TravelGuide-Engelberg.html

79,500,33

Sion

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121,426,11

Locarno

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Cantone_Ticino/Locarno-691271/TravelGuide-Locarno.html

109,262,43

Saas-Fee

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97,172,64

Neuchâtel

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Neuchatel/Neuchatel-690983/TravelGuide-Neuchatel.html

89,205,13

Kandersteg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Kandersteg-691526/TravelGuide-Kandersteg.html

141,291,13

Fribourg

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106,308,16

Winterthur

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Zuerich/Winterthur-689779/TravelGuide-Winterthur.html

55,75,14

Gruyères

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Fribourg/Gruyeres-691738/TravelGuide-Gruyeres.html

77,357,1

Saint Moritz

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103,399,46

Sankt Gallen

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94,264,21

Rapperswil

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Sankt_Gallen/Rapperswil-690654/TravelGuide-Rapperswil.html

55,304,5

Brig

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56,266,16

Samnaun

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46,118,11

Stein am Rhein

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57,174,8

Spiez

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Spiez-690215/TravelGuide-Spiez.html

53,149,5

Vevey

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24,85,10

Meiringen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Meiringen-691149/TravelGuide-Meiringen.html

76,184,15

Brienz

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Brienz-692468/TravelGuide-Brienz.html

61,229,12

Alps

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Alps-692776/TravelGuide-Alps.html

53,154,0

Bellinzona

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Cantone_Ticino/Bellinzona-692606/TravelGuide-Bellinzona.html

64,266,5

Gimmelwald

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Gimmelwald-691840/TravelGuide-Gimmelwald.html

34,109,2

Ascona

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Cantone_Ticino/Ascona-692706/TravelGuide-Ascona.html

25,55,41

Baden

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Aargau/Baden-692665/TravelGuide-Baden.html

20,49,8

Verbier

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_du_Valais/Verbier-689942/TravelGuide-Verbier.html

43,81,24

Davos

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_GraubuendenGrischun/Davos-692167/TravelGuide-Davos.html

39,93,59

Nyon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Vaud/Nyon-690922/TravelGuide-Nyon.html

15,38,9

Appenzell

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Appenzell-692740/TravelGuide-Appenzell.html

29,120,18

Gstaad

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Gstaad-691736/TravelGuide-Gstaad.html

26,46,28

Pilatus

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Pilatus-690739/TravelGuide-Pilatus.html

34,107,0

Andermatt

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Andermatt-692748/TravelGuide-Andermatt.html

56,199,7

Solothurn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Solothurn/Solothurn-690240/TravelGuide-Solothurn.html

37,103,13

Cern

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Cern-692334/TravelGuide-Cern.html

15,29,0

Geneva

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  • Le Jet d'Eau

    Geneva Things to Do

    Funny or not a water fountain is Geneva’s landmark! You can see it from many spots all over the city as it is located right in front of the lakefront where lake Geneva flows into Rhone river, it was just a security valve at Coulouvreniere Hydraulic factory but transferred to its current location in 1891 and became a tourist attraction. You can...

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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

    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

    Like all Zurich's older churches, the Grossmuenster had its interior pretty much stripped bare of its Medieval decoration during Switzerland's Reformation (I cannot bring myself to approve of this, although I understand why the actions were taken). But you can still, if you look closely, see snippets of what the Grossmuenster looked like in its...

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  • Hotel Zum Storchen

    Zürich Hotels

    The hotel has been in existence for over 650 years. It is a perfect blend of friendly service and a...

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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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Interlaken

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  • 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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  • 3 peaks

    Interlaken Things to Do

    From Interlaken you can view the 3 highest peaks in Switzerland, Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. All 3 are legendary in mountaineering circles. The Jungfrau region can be accessed by cog railway.

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Zermatt

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  • Gornergrat

    Zermatt Things to Do

    With the sun shining and the snow laying in perfect, pristine conditions you are likely to have a fabulous train ride up to Gornergrat - a viewing point at 3100m - that looks directly at the Matterhorn and in the other direction to Monte Rosa. Starting from opposite the main Zermatt rail station you can catch the rack and pinion railway for about...

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  • Coeur des Alpes

    Zermatt Hotels

    Le Coeur des Alpes (The Heart of The Alps) is rated as a 4 stars hotel. Ideally located face to The...

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  • Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius...

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Catholic church is situated in the main town square and dominates the skyline of Zermatt. I couldn't find out much about its history, but it was beautiful both on the inside and out.I loved hearing the bells ringing from my hotel room two blocks away.

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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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  • Hotel Allegro Bern

    Bern Hotels

    I was in Bern for a business meeting that was scheduled for early in the morning. So I arrived in...

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  • Altes Tramdepot

    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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Basel

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  • Muenster Cathedral

    Basel Things to Do

    The Minster was once a Catholic cathedral, but now a protestant church. This fact tells us something about its central role in the Reformation. It was here that the last antipope, Felix V, was elected in opposition to the pope in Rome. Less than a century later the fires of Protestant Reformation swept Basel, and the cathedral was attacked and its...

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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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  • City Hall

    Basel Things to Do

    The Rathaus (city hall) is an outstanding highlight of any visit to Basel. Its rich splendour speaks to the battle between citizens and church for the control of the city. It's a testament to the power of the people, through its guilds, through the outpouring of creative excellence in its deeply polished mosaics, proud statues and an outer facade...

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Lausanne

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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 Jungfrau

    Lauterbrunnen Hotels

    Fuhren, Murren 3822, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • 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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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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Mürren

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  • A mid-hike meal

    Mürren Restaurants

    There are only two places to eat (and stay) in Blumental - this the Pension Sonnenberg and Pension Suppenalp (at the far end of the valley). We found the Pension Sonnenberg's restaurant a relaxing and friendly place to lunch, with a terrace with fantastic views of the mountains (the chef was grilling meat outdoors when we were there). The menu is...

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  • Eiger Hotel

    Mürren Hotels

    We stayed at Eiger Guesthouse for 10 days and were very satisfied. Reasonably priced with...

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  • The View

    Mürren Things to Do

    Mürren is a good place to catch the quintessential view of the three famous Bernese Alpine peaks of Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4107 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m). The three peaks dominate the skyline of the Mürren area - the higher you go, the better the view.

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Chur

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  • Old town

    Chur Things to Do

    The old town features a fair share of churches, museums and houses that are worth to be seen and explored. Red labels explain in German the object that you are looking at.

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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

  • Romans

    Chur Things to Do

    At the tourist information point in the train station or at the rätische museum you can ask for a key to open the gate to the roman archeology shelter. A deposit may be required.

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Wengen

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  • Hiking the Lauberhorn

    Wengen Things to Do

    Years ago I decided to hike down the famous Lauberhorn downhill course. Last July I had my chance and it was a great experience. I jumped off the train in Wengernalp, had some refreshments in local hotel's terrace and climbed uphill. Greatest moment was to stand on the top of Hundschopf but it was impossible to capture the steepness in any picture....

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  • Hotel Baeren

    Wengen Hotels

    We chose this hotel based on other reviews and were not disappointed! We stayed 3 nights at the end...

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  • Train Travel…Wengen Area

    Wengen Transportation

    During my two nights and three days in and around Wengen I used two different train systems.Initially I was a little confused about they’re relation to each other and how passes affected certain runs and to a certain extent I still am confused about they’re price structure.I won’t go into too much detail here because I think that there’s already...

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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...