Overview Switzerland

Visiting Switzerland

What’s richer than Swiss chocolate, watches, clocks, and bank accounts? Switzerland’s scenery, of course, which outshines its decadent exports with Alpine paradises like Interlaken, Zermatt, and the Jungfrau region. Situated in equally idyllic settings, hubs Zurich and Geneva also offer small-town charm on cobblestoned streets—plus plenty of those famous souvenirs.

Visitors should have no trouble finding things to do when vacationing in Switzerland. One of the most popular reasons to travel here are the mountains. The infamous Alps dominate the landscape through the entire country and offer plenty of sightseeing (we recommend checking out the Matterhorn). And if you want to do more than just snap some... Read More
What’s richer than Swiss chocolate, watches, clocks, and bank accounts? Switzerland’s scenery, of course, which outshines its decadent exports with Alpine paradises like Interlaken, Zermatt, and the Jungfrau region. Situated in equally idyllic settings, hubs Zurich and Geneva also offer small-town charm on cobblestoned streets—plus plenty of those famous souvenirs.

Visitors should have no trouble finding things to do when vacationing in Switzerland. One of the most popular reasons to travel here are the mountains. The infamous Alps dominate the landscape through the entire country and offer plenty of sightseeing (we recommend checking out the Matterhorn). And if you want to do more than just snap some photos of them, skiing can be found in almost all mountain towns.

And Switzerland isn’t just about natural beauty. Tourist attractions such as the Chateau de Chillion and the Chapel Bridge stand up to the scenic vistas of this country. With an abundance of activities, it’s no wonder that so many flights go in and out of Switzerland each day. And finding a perfect hotel is easy with all our member recommendations. So pack your parka and practice your dismount from the ski lift, because you can be to Switzerland in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips Switzerland

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A Charming Swiss Village

Written by Jodeci527 on 16 Nov, 2013

Engelberg is a charming little resort village located a short distance away from the Swiss town of Lucerne. I mainly wanted to visit to catch a glimpse of the mountain scenery which the area is famous for, so I headed off to the Lucerne…Read More


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The Tale of the Columbi

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 14 Apr, 2012

When I stayed with my friend Monica near Biella, Italy, I got to sample some great Northern Italian food including the staples of pizza and pastas. But the funniest and most interesting part of this traveler's first time trip to Italy was sampling an…Read More


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A Quick Pit Stop in Breisach, Germany

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 07 Apr, 2012

On the way to Colmar and Strasbourg by train, we had to stop in Breisach, Germany to take the bus into France. Why do you ask, "how come you didn't take the train all the way into France instead of having to take the…Read More


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Basel, Switzerland: Ancient and Current

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jan, 2012

My last day in Europe in 2011 culminated with a day trip to Basel, Switzerland, the third largest city in that little mountain country and is located at the French, German and Swiss borders. It was the only place I visited during my short…Read More


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Switzerland On A Budget

Written by Jodeci527 on 08 Dec, 2011

The last stop on my month long trip was Lucerne, Switzerland. This is the city where visitors must pass through in order to visit Engelberg and Mount Titlis. There were accommodation options in Engelberg, but the prices were a bit unreasonable, so we stayed in…Read More


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Make Time for These Swiss Watchmaking Museums

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 25 Jun, 2011

If You Have Time in Switzerland, Make Time For These Watchmaking Museums...From the moment I arrived in Geneva, the Swiss reputation for watchmaking became inescapable. Elegant signs for luxury watches greet the arriving travelers walking from their plane through the corridor to customs and…Read More


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Zurich

Written by manatwork on 04 Apr, 2011

My first visit to Europe was almost 20 years ago, and it was Zurich that I came to love the most at that time. I still do. I went back to Zurich 3 years ago for the Annual Summer Street Parade. Comparable to Berlin's Love…Read More


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The Place to Get Away from It All!

Written by karly07 on 29 Jul, 2010

When we were planning our holiday to Switzerland this year, we had planned to stay in the car free town of Wengen, on the other side of the valley from Murren, which would in deed be closer to the very famous and much visited attraction…Read More


Tips for Travelling by Train in Switzerland!

Written by karly07 on 21 Jul, 2010

A large percentage of visitors to Switzerland will use the Swiss trains to see around this beautiful country rather than hiring a car. The guide books are full of praise for the Swiss transport system, its efficiency and its wide ranging connections. The…Read More


Public Transport in Geneva

Written by fizzytom on 02 Jun, 2010

Geneva has a public transport system that matches its status as a major European city and, what’s more, it’s completely free to visitors staying in any of the city’s hotels, hostels or campsites. That’s right, when you check in at your accommodation you’ll be…Read More


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