Heidi-ho! The country that's practically synonymous with banking, skiing, and breathtaking mountains also has great food, history, and culture. Furthermore, it's like visiting four countries in one: French, German, Italian, and Romansch.
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Feeling the Bern in Switzerland

VogelSP   Quick, what's the capital of Switzerland? No, not Zurich, not Geneva, nor even Lucerne, Lausanne or Basel. In fact, most of the Federal government is based in the low-key, German-speaking city of Bern (the country's fourth largest, with a population around merely 134,00) on a mostly hilly plateau in east-central Switzerland between the Alps and the Jura Mountains. Founded in 1191 on a peninsula mostly surrounded by the swift, remarkably clean Aare River, it's a pleasant, charming city…

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9 Swiss bucket listers

Along with its culture and history, Switzerland's dramatic Alpine landscapes lure millions of visitors  throughout the year. In addition to its legendary skiing and snow sports, there are myriad opportunities for adventure, ecotourism, and generally enjoying this country's great outdoors from glittering lake shores to green meadows and pretty vineyards. Here are ten terrific examples, from cities to countryside, you can enjoy as part of Switzerland tour packages. read post

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3 fabulous places to visit in Geneva

Switzerland's second largest city, and capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region that makes up a quarter of the country, is a handsome, elegant, and affair with a gorgeous lake- and riverside setting, cosmopolitan cultural and dining scene, and majestic views of the soaring French Alps (more or less three hours away, if you love skiing or snowboarding) and just an hour from another wonderful Francophone Swiss city, Lausanne. Geneva has plenty of great places to visit, including the…

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Mont Fort/Valais cited in '5 Breathtaking Places to Hike in Europe'

When it comes to hiking, admittedly I am an addict. Give me mountains to climb, lake shores to wonder, ridges to scramble across - anything that involves a pair of walking boots, a backpack and stunning views and I’m a happy gal. Living in the UK, I've hiked some fantastic routes which span all the way across the country, from the towering mountain of Snowdon in Wales to lower-range fells in the Lake District - and not forgetting the famous national parks in Scotland such as the Cairngorms. We…

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  • Have you ever been to Gruyeres? Where the famous cheese comes from? I've always known it as a typical Swiss village, filled to the brim with tourists. But there are other, less-known sides to it.

    Find out about the Hidden Face of Gruyeres...

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  • Check out Atzmännig. Their website is not stellar but they have a lot of options for kids. 

  • My daughter (12) and I plan on spending a week or so in Switzerland in July or August. Might anyone have suggestions for kid-fun activities or places to visit? I'm not sure if we're flying into Zurich or Geneva. Any ideas would be most appreciated!
  • I loved Switzerland - we were only able to visit for a few days this year but I can't wait to go back! Just wrote a post about why I think it's worth the costs

    http://inspiringtravellers.com/2011/10/15/5-reasons-love-switzerlan...

  • A Tripatini member asks a good question about Switzerland. Can you help? 

     

    http://www.tripatini.com/forum/topics/train-from-florence-to-switze...

  • If you are visiting Zurich or just moved here and want to get acquainted with the city, check out the Zurich section on my blog, Globetrotting in Heels

     

    Also, please feel free to get in touch if you need help on connecting with other expats in the area!

  • Hi

    I share travel photos of Switzerland on my travel blog reisememo.ch

    Check out the new thermal spa in Zurich and many more exciting places! I mainly focus on stylish design houses ;-)

     

  • Up in the Alps (of course), Grimsel and Splugen passes get a shout-out today today on the Tripatini blog's post The World's 12 Craziest Drives!
  • A member has a question on excursions out of Geneva. Please click here if you'd like to help. Merci!
  • A Swiss referendum has overwhelmingly approved suicide tourism. Will many people take Switzerland up on this?
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