The Switzerland Travel Guide

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Zurich, Switzerland

  • Fraumunster Cathedral, Zurich
  • Kunsthaus Museum, Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland Jonny_Joka / Pixabay


Zermatt, Switzerland

  • Monte Rosa Hut
  • Gornergratbahn Railroad, Zermatt (30 minute trip past the Matterhorn)
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car, Zermatt (Europe’s highest altitude cable car to 3883m to see 14 glaciers, 38 mountain peaks over 4,000m; Glacier Palace at the top. Snow tubing)
Zermatt with the Matterhorn above, Switzerland Heidelbergerin / Pixabay
Zermatt at night under the Matterhorn, Switzerland ricardoadelaide / Pixabay


Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland Werni / Pixabay


Engleberg, High Alps, Switzerland (Mountain town, 15 minutes from Lucerne by train)

Lucerne Lifts to High Alps, Switzerland george17168 / Pixabay


Matterhorn, Switzerland

Matterhorn, Switzerland Scozzy / Pixabay
Matterhorn, Switzerland photosforyou / Pixabay


Geneva, Switzerland (Home to the UN, International Red Cross, World Health Organization, plus 200 other international governmental orgs)

  • St Pierre Cathedral, Geneva
  • CERN, Geneva (Nuclear research lab – The Large Hadron Collier, the world’s biggest machine at 27km circular tube)
Geneva, Switzerland OULED-ZAOUI / Pixabay


Lake Geneva, Switzerland

  • Lausanne, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
    • Olympic Museum, Lausanne
    • Cathedral of Notre Dame, Lausanne
  • Montreux, Lake Geneva, Switzerland (tidy lakeside town)
    • Chateau de Chillon Castle, Montreux (Switzerland’s best castle)
    • Montreux Jazz Festival (first two weeks of July: big name rock acts)
    • Paleo Music Festival (third and fourth weeks if July, cheaper alternative to Montreux – good bands)


Chateau de Chillon, Montreux, Lake Geneva, Switzerland Websi / Pixabay
Lausanne, Lake Geneva Switzerland padoriot / Pixabay


Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland fxxu / Pixabay


Bern, Switzerland

  • Medieval Old Town, Bern (UNESCO)
Bern, Switzerland pasja1000 / Pixabay

Bern, Switzerland csr_ch / Pixabay


Glacier Express Train, Switzerland (St. Moritz to Zermatt)

Glacier Express, Switzerland rapedius / Pixabay


Bernina Express Train, Switzerland (Chur, St. Moritz to Tirano, Italy)

Bernina Express, Switzerland LSC / Pixabay


Haute Trekking Route, Switzerland (France to Switzerland in the alps, 100 mile trail is the “high route” passing Mount Blanc, the Matterhorn and many small villages)

Switzerland lukasbieri / Pixabay


Alpine Pass Route Trek, Switzerland (Lauterbrunnen to Engelberg; 48 miles)

Hiking in Switzerland enriquelopezgarre / Pixabay


Swiss Alps Scenic Drive, Switzerland: Arosa to Zermatt, 382 miles.

Swiss Alps OrcaTec / Pixabay


Furka Pass, Switzerland: Gletsch to Realp; 19 miles

Furka Pass Road, Swiss Alps hpgruesen / Pixabay


Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken, Switzerland hpgruesen / Pixabay
Interlaken, Switzerland js110112 / Pixabay


Gimmelwald, High Alps, Switzerland (a gondola ride up the mountain from Interlaken lies this perfect Swiss mountain town)

Interlaken Area, Switzerland theo-choi / Pixabay


Jungfaujoch, High Alps, Switzerland (Once-in-a-lifetime trip. Europe’s highest train station, often closed due to weather. 2.5 hour train ride from Interlaken.

Swiss Alps elkeszakacs / Pixabay


Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

  • Trummelbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland enriquelopezgarre / Pixabay
Trummelbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland cmooreinswitzerland / Pixabay



Engelberg, Switzerland radsatz / Pixabay
Engelberg, SwitzerlandMyriRoet / Pixabay


Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres, Switzerland enriquelopezgarre / Pixabay


Grindelwald,High Alps, Switzerland

  • Kleine Scheidegg Day Hike, Grindelwald (Grindlewald to Wengen. 15km, 6 hrs of hiking. One of Switzerland’s best hikes)
Grindelwald, Switzerland hslergr1 / Pixabay
Kleine Scheidegg route, Grindelwald, Switzerland Lohrelei / Pixabay


Wengen, High Alps,Switzerland (town poised on a mountain ledge, reached by train or foot. Car free)

Wengen, Switzerland BrianBollen / Pixabay
Wengen, Switzerland werner22brigitte / Pixabay


Murren, High Alps, Switzerland (storybook Switzerland. Car free)

  • Schilthorn, High Alps, Switzerland (cable car from Murren takes you to this mountain top complete with rotating bar/restaurant)
Murren Area, Switzerland LisaRedfern / Pixabay
Rotating Bar at Schilthorn, Switzerland Julius_Silver / Pixabay


Eiger Mountain, Switzerland

Eiger Mountain, Switzerland Bajarita / Pixabay


Arosa, Switzerland

Arosa, Switzerland Pixel-Sepp / Pixabay


Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland skeeze / Pixabay


Locarno, Switzerland (Charming town on Lake Maggiore)

Locarno, Switzerland m_baecher / Pixabay
Locarno, Switzerland minree / Pixabay


Lugano, Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Lake Lagano, Switzerland nicolagiordano / Pixabay
Lugano, Lake Lugano, Switzerland OrcaTec / Pixabay


St Moritz, Switzerland

St Moritz, Switzerland Hobbyfoto / Pixabay
St Moritz Area, Switzerland hpgruesen / Pixabay


Rheinfall Waterfall (Rhine Falls), Switzerland (Europe’s largest waterfall, 75’ high, but an amazing 493’ wide –  nearly 5 football fields)

Rheinfall, Switzerland wasifsagri / Pixabay


Jura, Switzerland

Jura, Switzerland adege / Pixabay


Bellinzona Castle, Switzerland

Bellinzona Castle, Switzerland paologhedini / Pixabay

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