Switzerland Travel Guide

  • Grossmunster and the Helmhaus.
    Grossmunster and the Helmhaus.
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  • View across the valley
    View across the valley
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  • The trail continues to Adelboden
    The trail continues to Adelboden
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Geneva

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1077,2466,154

Lucerne

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Luzern/Lucerne-691229/TravelGuide-Lucerne.html

1082,3336,101

Zürich

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Zuerich/Zuerich-689714/TravelGuide-Zuerich.html

1927,5749,242

Interlaken

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Interlaken-691572/TravelGuide-Interlaken.html

509,1377,68

Bern

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Bern-692592/TravelGuide-Bern.html

642,1926,49

Lausanne

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

372,983,47

Lugano

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Cantone_Ticino/Lugano-691248/TravelGuide-Lugano.html

411,1088,76

Basel

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

516,1473,75

Zermatt

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_du_Valais/Zermatt-689741/TravelGuide-Zermatt.html

573,1616,141

Kandersteg

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

144,304,12

Lauterbrunnen

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Lauterbrunnen-691370/TravelGuide-Lauterbrunnen.html

267,791,15

Grindelwald

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Grindelwald-691758/TravelGuide-Grindelwald.html

193,608,52

Montreux

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Vaud/Montreux-691067/TravelGuide-Montreux.html

138,482,28

Wengen

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

86,173,28

Thun

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Thun-690089/TravelGuide-Thun.html

201,770,11

Engelberg

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79,500,33

Locarno

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124,299,43

Sion

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_du_Valais/Sion-690251/TravelGuide-Sion.html

122,468,11

Schaffhausen

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Schaffhausen/Schaffhausen-690385/TravelGuide-Schaffhausen.html

232,826,11

Mürren

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Muerren-691008/TravelGuide-Muerren.html

135,385,13

Gruyères

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

101,454,1

Vevey

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Vaud/Vevey-689925/TravelGuide-Vevey.html

32,85,10

Chur

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

151,519,15

Saint Moritz

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_GraubuendenGrischun/Saint_Moritz-690425/TravelGuide-Saint_Moritz.html

142,546,46

Pilatus

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

59,235,0

Rapperswil

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

55,304,5

Stein am Rhein

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Stein_am_Rhein-690175/TravelGuide-Stein_am_Rhein.html

90,270,8

Saas-Fee

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_du_Valais/Saas_Fee-690493/TravelGuide-Saas_Fee.html

99,172,64

Meiringen

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

76,184,15

Appenzell

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

48,189,17

Neuchâtel

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

89,205,13

Brienz

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

70,240,12

Spiez

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

55,157,5

Brig

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_du_Valais/Brig-692465/TravelGuide-Brig.html

56,266,16

Samnaun

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Samnaun-690445/TravelGuide-Samnaun.html

46,118,11

Gimmelwald

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

34,109,2

Sankt Gallen

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Sankt_Gallen/Sankt_Gallen-690432/TravelGuide-Sankt_Gallen.html

95,269,21

Fribourg

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Canton_de_Fribourg/Fribourg-691915/TravelGuide-Fribourg.html

108,310,17

Nyon

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

30,108,9

Adelboden

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_Bern/Adelboden-692841/TravelGuide-Adelboden.html

39,109,20

Scuol

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Switzerland/Kanton_GraubuendenGrischun/Scuol-690309/TravelGuide-Scuol.html

87,349,22

Davos

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

40,93,59

Andermatt

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

64,220,7

Winterthur

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

55,75,14

Ascona

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

25,55,40

Alps

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

53,155,0

Solothurn

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

37,104,13

Gstaad

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

40,101,28

Cern

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

15,29,0

Baden

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

20,49,8

Geneva

See all 1077 Geneva Tips

Lucerne

See all 1082 Lucerne Tips
  • Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the restored areas after the disastrous 1993 fire which destroyed parts of the bridge (and the charred remains of the previous paintings) and the preserved...

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  • Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Lucerne...

    Lucerne Hotels

    We booked this hotel online and maybe that was a mistake. When we arrived to check in and gave our...

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  • Bourbaki Panorama

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Bourbaki Panorama is first attraction we visit in city. My aunt insisted on it. It is great attraction but sadly I didn't know anything about it prior my visit to museum. I especially liked panorama paintings.Opening hoursFrom April – October - Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.From November – March - Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Zürich

See all 1927 Zürich Tips
  • Grossmünster Churche

    Zürich Things to Do

    Gross Munster known for its distinctive two towers , which can be climbed. , for the view.The Gross Munster is near the Rathaus., in the centre of Zurich. I thought the front door detail was marvelous. There is a crypt. The church is near the banks of the river Limmat. Building started in 1100 and inaugurated in 1220. Was a monastory church. It is...

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  • Baur au Lac

    Zürich Hotels

    Baur au Lac is considered the best hotel in Zurich and one of its most expensive (its prices are on...

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  • General nightlife

    Zürich Nightlife

    The Oliver Twist Pub is one of the more popular pubs in Zurich. It was packed during my visit (a Friday night). Overall I liked the feel this place because it was in an older building which helped with the atmosphere. There was live music here and surprisingly the band was actually good. This is probably because the Oliver Twist is part of a chain...

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Interlaken

See all 509 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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  • Well I needed to eat lunch somewhere!

    Interlaken Restaurants

    I was walking up the valley all morning when I reached the Jungfrau train station at Grindelwald. It is about 2500m above sea level and I was exhausted. I needed a warm meal and got one here. Goulash and a schnitzel sandwich. It was truly unremarkable. Once well fed I set out walking down the valley. This place is more interesting for its scenery...

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Bern

See all 642 Bern Tips
  • Old town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bern Things to Do

    We find parking across the Bärengraben. That location is connected with Old Town via city bridge. Old Town of Bern is its medieval center. Since 1983 this area is part of UNESCO world heritage list. It is compact area border with its three sides by river Aare. There is numerous arcades passages, cobblestones streets, shops in cellars and under...

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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

    Although the incident occurred nearly two years ago, the 'sting' of the experience remains (please pardon the pun!). That surely is more than enough time to allow the proprietor(s) to respond to my message sent immediately after the incident. The text of that message follows: "Over ten days have passed since our visit to your restaurant, and the...

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Lausanne

See all 372 Lausanne Tips
  • 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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  • Old Academy

    Lausanne Things to Do

    Built in 1579, this imposing building was the theology school for the Swiss Reform movement. The building now house city government offices but is still one of the architectural masterpieces of the old city.

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Lugano

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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 Steinenschanze

    Basel Hotels

    Hotel Steinenschanze is a 3-star hotel located in a quiet area of Basel, but within walking distance...

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  • Rathaus (City Hall)

    Basel Things to Do

    Photos:1. Marktplatz with market and City Hall2. Rathaus (City Hall)This distinctive red sandstone building is the City Hall, dating from the early sixteenth century.It is located directly on the Marktplatz (Market Square), where outdoor markets are still held. A lot of construction work was in progress when I was there.

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Zermatt

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  • Gornergrat

    4 out of 5 stars

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Gornergrat bahn cog track , takes you from Zermatt to the top of Gornergrat mountain opposite the Matterhorn. The fare is 86 chf return, the Swiss travel pass gives you it at half price. You recieve a card to operate the gates at the bottom and top. The train takes about 35 minutes ,with 4 stops on the way. You can break your journey. The...

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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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  • Old District Hinterdorf

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Hinterdorf is in the very centre of Zermatt just off the main street and is the oldest part of the village some dating back to 16th century. Some of the wooden buildings are built on posts with a stone to stop rats and mice climbing up. In the Hinterdorf is a pub called Salty Hischi

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Kandersteg

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  • Oeschinensee

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kandersteg Things to Do

    This is a nice easy hike in the Oeschinensee area (in the Unesco world heritage part). It is 7 km long and gives you nice panorama views of the lake and the peaks. It will take you about 3.5 hours. Height difference is 350 m. You start at the Seilbahn Oeschinensee (or walk up which adds an hour to the trip) From the station follow the signs to...

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  • Bernerhof Kandersteg Hotel

    Kandersteg Hotels

    ***2016 Virtual Tourist Members' Choice Award Winner*** How else to describe it? It's a...

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  • Bahnhof Buffet

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kandersteg Restaurants

    Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so we canceled our plan to hike in the Jungfrau area and stayed a few extra hours in Kandersteg before continuing to Zurich. We decided to linger over lunch at the train station cafeteria. But this is no ordinary train station cafeteria. This is the Kandersteg train station cafeteria, with outdoor seating...

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Lauterbrunnen

See all 267 Lauterbrunnen Tips
  • Meal with a view!

    Lauterbrunnen Restaurants

    It was Lunch time and we wanted to wait and see if the fog cleared a bit. What to do, but head into the Gift shop, then the World's highest revolving Restaurant to see what it was like.To be truthful, we thought it would be terribly expensive, after all, it was a revolving Restaurant on a Mountain which was very popular with Tourists. We had a look...

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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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  • AARESCHUCHT

    Lauterbrunnen Things to Do

    In English, this is a Gorge and an impressive one at that!It is located about 1km from Meiringen, so you can walk to there from the Town. We drove the 40kms from Lauterbrunnen as we were doing many sights on the one day. No worries with car parking, there was plenty of spaces and it was FREE.There are some legends about the Gorge, the one I liked...

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Grindelwald

See all 193 Grindelwald Tips
  • Stay far away from this house

    Grindelwald Warnings and Dangers

    I was not staying in Schwendi Apartments, but am a witness of the most arrogant and disgusting experience ever. I have traveled a lot; have experienced many bad things but something like this never before. I am still in shock and since it has happened in 21st century in Switzerland, I have to share this expirence and hope you will share it on. This...

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  • Hotel Gletschergarten

    Grindelwald Hotels

    The lounge on the ground floor of the hotel.

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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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Montreux

See all 138 Montreux Tips
  • Bus 201

    Montreux Transportation

    Bus 201 is a great bus that passes thru downtown Montreux and to Avenue de Chillon and stop at Territet Station, where the Youth Hostel and the nice Lake Walk to Château de Chillon. If you arrive at the Montreux Train Station, you need to walk down the street from the stair and reach the main street by the lake. Official Website

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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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  • Lavaux UNESCO Trekking

    Montreux Off The Beaten Path

    Lavaux is one of the UNESCO sites in Switzerland You could experience it by taking a train ride or trekking with one of the assigned routes. There are so much to do and see in this region. Visit the official website to know more...

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Wengen

See all 86 Wengen Tips
  • 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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  • Familienhotel Edelweiss

    Wengen Hotels

    AMAZING FRIENDLY OWNER AND WHOLE STAFF.. TRY TO DO ALL TO MAKE YOU FEEL HOME EXELLENT FOOD...

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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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Thun

See all 201 Thun Tips
  • Fulehung - not just an ordinary clown

    Thun Local Customs

    Fulehung is not just an ordinary clown, BUT he was a person of Swiss history : He was the "Hofnarr" (= the clown) at the court of Karl der Kuehne, who was kidnapped in 1476 in the Battle of Murten.Fule Hung is the translation of Fauler Hund (lazy dog) in Swiss german and in Thun there is an annual festivity when the Fulehung is chased through the...

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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

  • Jungfraubahnen-Pass is another good...

    Thun Transportation

    Jungfraubahnen-Pass might as well make sense when you stay for a week in Thun in order to avoid the much higher hotel-prices of Interlaken.Jungfraubahnen-pass is a special pre-paid train-ticket for 6 consecutive days and it is valid for the whole area between Interlaken Ost and Grosse Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg,Maennlichen,...

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