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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

Forget the Policy Wonks, Davos Is about Skiing!

Written by AnythngArt on 08 Mar, 2010

Although most people associate Davos, Switzerland, with the World Economic Forum held here annually, Davos’s first claim to fame is its role as the largest ski resort in Europe. At more than 5,000 feet in elevation, it is also the highest. That means that Davos,…Read More


Everything Chocolate in Switzerland

Written by AnythngArt on 06 Mar, 2010

There’s a saying that "Nine out of ten people like chocolate, and the tenth is lying." In Switzerland, land of chocolate, it couldn’t be more true. Every village or big city seems to have a chocolatier specializing in a unique take on the milky goodness.…Read More


Reasons to Visit Zurich, Swtizerland

Written by AnythngArt on 03 Mar, 2010

Need a reason to visit Zurich? For years (seven, to be exact), this city has been chosen as the city with the best quality of life…not just in Switzerland, but the world! With its exceptionally beautiful lakeside setting, Zurich offers a unique mix of features…Read More


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Twenty-Four Hours in Zurich

Written by frangliz on 12 Sep, 2009

My first experience of the city of Zurich was the central railway station, or Hauptbahnhof, and it did not endear me to it. I arrived on a train from the airport at an underground platform and was to meet my son and his partner somewhere…Read More


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A Guide to Zurich

Written by frangliz on 06 Sep, 2009

Having planned a short trip to Zurich, I scanned the shelves of my small local library for guide books and found just one on Switzerland. I decided to see if Amazon had any specifically for Zurich and again found only one: Cityspots Zurich. It hadn't…Read More


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Wandering through Fribourg

Written by phileasfogg on 10 Aug, 2009

Our ten-day sojourn in Switzerland was from a base at Lausanne, where we stayed with relatives. Some research into towns, cities and other interesting places in close proximity to Lausanne revealed Fribourg (pronounced somewhat like `free-boorg’ if you’re speaking French, but ‘fry-buhrg’ if you’re speaking…Read More


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Travelling in Switzerland: A Few Handy Tips

Written by phileasfogg on 27 Jul, 2009

Switzerland is my idea of tourist paradise. True, I can think of dozens—no, hundreds—of other countries, states, towns, villages and regions which are equally (if not more) scenic, historic and otherwise attractive, but very few are able to rival Switzerland in making travel easy, comfortable…Read More


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A Walk through the Old Town

Written by phileasfogg on 06 Jul, 2009

Heaven is never quite on our side when we’re going sightseeing. The cathedrals with the most imposing spires (like Bern’s Münster, or Strasbourg’s Eglise St Thomas) are shrouded in unsightly scaffolding. In Bern, we discovered that the famous bear pits no longer housed any bears.…Read More


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The Fountains of Bern... And More

Written by phileasfogg on 25 Jun, 2009

Bern, for those not in the know (as we were before this trip), was named for the bear. Or rather, for a dead bear, since that was the first animal to be hunted and killed by a local ruler when he first set up shop…Read More


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Zürich for World Wide Pilgrims

Written by SeenThat on 09 Feb, 2009

I arrived at Zurich as an invitee of an international corporation. At the time I was unaware to have been chosen by them to perform a technology transfer for my country; eventually that led to my leaving it and becoming a world wide pilgrim. However,…Read More


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