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Switzerland Summary


In Switzerland you will find historic towns, raging rivers, snowcapped mountains and excellent trains to get you all around this lovely country. Our series of pages about Switzerland will bring you to all of the main highlights of this amazing country.

We'll visit great cities including Lucerne, Zurich, Bern, Zermatt, Interlaken, Lugano and Locarno.  We'll show you how to get around in the pedestrian lanes and provide lots of travel tips, and we'll take you way out into the countryside as well. On this page we provide a very quick summary of nearly 40 pages about Switzerland in our website.


We'll go on boat rides, a lot of train rides, we'll take you up to many mountaintops, such as Titlis,  right outside of Lucerne. Here you'll get a spectacular view looking deep into the heart of the Alps. And there's a sky bridge you can walk along on at dizzying heights.

Lucerne has several other mountain excursions nearby that you would really enjoy such as going up to Mount Rigi, and then a delightful ride downhill passing contented cows grazing in the Alpine meadows. Or how about Europe's steepest funicular to the top of Mount Pilatus?

From Lucerne we will bring over to Interlaken on another scenic ride through the Brunig Pass. The train continues along the shores of Lake Brienz into the center of Alpine exploration around the city of Interlaken and the Lauterbrunnen Valley..

Interlaken - Jungfrau

The excellent train network will bring you up in the mountains through Grindelwald, on your way up to the Jungfrau to the highest train station in Europe where you get superb views of the longest glacier in the Alps.

After frolicking in the snow, enjoy the indoor theatrical experiences awaiting you at the top of the Jungfrau. Movies, a museum and restaurants will keep you entertained.


You'll enjoy wonderful views looking down into Lauterbrunnen Valley as you continue to the other side, and up the hill by narrow-gauge rail and cable car, heading to the Schilthorn, another giant mountain with a glacier and scenic vistas.

The Swiss have civilized the mountain tops with their rotating restaurants and magnificent terraces. And there are some lovely hiking trails for those interested in taking a walk. They make it so easy for you to get around.

Down by another cable car and then you can go inside a mountain to get up close to Trümmelbach Falls. They tunneled an elevator into the mountain to make it easy for you to go up inside the falls.


A comfortable one-hour train ride brings you over to Bern, with streets lined by historic buildings and miles of sidewalk sheltered beneath arcades.


Then continue to Zermatt, most famous for the views you get of the Matterhorn. We'll take you up the Gornergrat by train, where you'll see more tall mountains than any other single spot in Switzerland. And there are some delightful hiking trails on the lower flanks.

Europe's best summer ski slopes are up on the Klein Matterhorn. And of course Zermatt town is a delightful place.  No cars are allowed in this tranquil pedestrian zone.


We'll also take you on a southern route into the Ticino,  the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, with more scenic train rides, visiting the towns of Locarno and Lugano. The Ticino is the best of both worlds, with northern efficiency and southern charm.

As usual the train station is right in the town center, and here you'll no an Italian and Mediterranean influence in the architecture and the lifestyle. You can take a thirty-minute boat ride over to Ascona, a delightful lakeside village.

And from Locarno, another short train ride will bring you down to Lugano, another lakefront town of the Ticino, sheltered by arcades in the historic center. We'll take you on to Gandria, a tiny hillside village on Lake Maggiore.


The train ride to Lausanne in the western part of Switzerland goes along the shores of Lake Geneva,  lined with beautiful vineyards, and a pretty park down by the lakeshore in Ouschy.

Then perhaps Switzerland's most famous train, the  Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz. It's one of the most spectacular and scenic rail routes you can find anyplace in the world.


We'll have a look at Basel on the northern border with France and Germany, their most international city.


Zürich is the world's best city to live in with the highest quality of life according to recent studies, so, it's also a perfect place to visit.