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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

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The Charm of Luzern

Written by pabrams52 on 31 May, 2008

Luzern - Swans, Ducks and CharmLuzern was the last stop on my trip to Switzerland and ended up being a perfect city in which to conclude our tour of this beautiful country. My husband and I had been lucky so far with the weather,…Read More


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Churches of Zurich

Written by Krys T on 20 Mar, 2007

Zurich has 3 main churches in the centre, and we visited all 3 of them on our first day. First the Grossmünster. This cathedral stands in a little square at the junction of Oberdorf and Niederdorf, and faces northwest over the Limmat river. It was…Read More


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European Train Pass

Written by haslo04 on 19 Jan, 2007

How to use (and buy) Eurail Train Passes.Needless to say, European trains are superb. They are fast, on-time, clean and comfortable. They also go nearly everywhere. Of recent, low-cost airlines have become exceedingly popular in Europe and you can actually fly from London to Germany…Read More


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People, Hospitality, Road Discipline

Written by sbmalik on 24 Aug, 2006

Wonderful experienceOur trip in Switzerland was arranged by Swiss Ropeway organization. Rigth from picking us up from Zurich Airport to dropping back at Zurich town, our course director provided all the help in finding place to stay, food of our choice, transport all through our…Read More


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Things to do in Interlaken

Written by Joy S on 25 Oct, 2005

76 miles southwest of Zurich airport, Interlaken is situated in the heart of the Bernese Oberland region between the two lakes of Thun and Brienz. The River Aare, which links the lakes, runs right through the town. Interlaken itself is flat, but has low mountains…Read More


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The Beaten Path...

Written by hajecj on 21 Oct, 2004

No trip to Geneva should miss the basics: the Vieille Ville is a lovely spot and when the weather is nice, there is no better stopping point than La Clemence in Place de Bourg de Four for a coffee and croissant, or something a…Read More


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Travelling on the Bernina Express

Written by Invicta73 on 06 Nov, 2003

The Swiss public transport system is not only the epitome of the nation's famed reputation for good organisation and cleanliness, but also extensively covers what is one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Therefore, it seemed to me that making a scenic railway…Read More


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Enjoying Swiss National Day in the Alps

Written by Invicta73 on 04 Jan, 1900

Quite accidentally and somewhat foolishly, I managed to start the trip to the Jungfrau region by travelling there on Swiss National Day. Therefore, it was actually just good luck that any of the festivities were encountered at all. As the name perhaps suggests, it is…Read More


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Up the Mont Blanc the easy way

Written by jaybroek on 08 Mar, 2005

You can see the Mont Blanc from the Father of the Blonde’s front terrace. Some fifty miles or so to the east, the massif forms an awe-inspiring wall on the horizon. On my first visit a few Septembers ago, I didn’t acquit myself well in…Read More


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Market Day in Ferney-Voltaire

Written by jaybroek on 08 Mar, 2005

Saturday is market day in Ferney-Voltaire, a town in the next commune where the father of the Blonde enjoys his French living. Market day in Ferney is something of an event, as it is across all of France, and is an excellent opportunity to sample…Read More


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