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Fribourg: The Best of Both Worlds

Created by phileasfogg on August 10, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Fribourg—Freiburg in German—sits at the ‘border’ between French Switzerland and German Switzerland. This is a small, unusual and interesting town that manages effectively to (as its official tourist brochure proudly proclaims) “live up the differences”.

Traipsing Around Western Switzerland

Created by phileasfogg on July 27, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Though I’ve written trip journals for Geneva, Lausanne and Bern, Western Switzerland has its share of places that lie outside cities. There are châteaux, picturesque villages, mountains—all fairly easily accessible as day trips from cities like Lausanne or Bern. Here are some we liked.

Exploring Lausanne

Created by phileasfogg on July 14, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews

We explored Western Switzerland on day trips from Lausanne. Lausanne itself, with its churches and museums (and what a lot of those there are!)—and the picturesque Lac Leman—proved to be an interesting, historic and pretty town. In fact, we ended up liking this lovely city a lot.

A Few Hours in Geneva

Created by phileasfogg on July 6, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

According to the official Geneva Web site, the city’s home to over 200 international organisations. In about five hours, we saw a Russian Church and an English garden; dined at a café where we were served by an Indian, and went past another where Bill Clinton dined. Cosmopolitan? You bet.

Bears, Bears Everywhere

Created by phileasfogg on June 25, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

I look down, and the manhole cover has a bear embossed on it. I look up, and the yellow flags along the street have big black bears. A nearby fountain’s topped by a statue of a bear dressed in armour. Welcome to Bern, the city of the bear.

The Swiss Alps of Your Dreams

Created by travelswithkids on August 25, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

If Switzerland makes you think of majestic mountain peaks, glaciers, the clunking of cowbells, hiking alpine trails, and magnificent views over the valleys, then seek out a place you've probably never heard of --- Bettmeralp, the better alp! It'll fulfill nearly all your most pleasant stereotypes about the Swiss Alps.

Awed by Switzerland

Created by pabrams52 on May 27, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews
2 Stories

Switzerland sure hit the scenery jackpot - so much beauty in one small country!

Zurich - Are the Gnomes on to a Good Thing?

Created by Krys T on March 19, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews
1 Story

Time for another weekend break, and this time somewhere a little off the beaten city break track.

Working the U.N. in Geneva, Part II

Created by girlfromals on March 4, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

The continuation of my business trip to Geneva with a focus on what else ... chocolate!

France, Switzerland & Austria by Train

Created by haslo04 on January 18, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

1 Review
4 Stories

Some photos and practical advice from our European experience, where we traveled from Barcelona to Warsaw by train.

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