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Lonely Planet Switzerland 4TH Editionby Damien Simonis
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If you think Switzerland is all chocolate confectionary, picture-perfect Alpine countryside, yodelling and cuckoo clocks, then think again. The winter playground of St Moritz, outrageous clubbing in Zurich, culture vultures in Basel, cosmopolitan Geneva '" Switzerland is three countries rolled into one. Our Helvetic experts help you break down the clichs and discover something a little bit different.
Get Active '" whether you"re after cycling, hot-air ballooning, thermal baths or zorbing, explore outdoor activities for the wild at heart.
Know It All '" William Tell and neutrality, global warming and cultural diversity: historical and current issues explored in depth.
Let Us Entertain You '" from Lucerne"s Fasnacht celebrations to Montreux Jazz in July and partying in the Zuri-West, our listings help you make the most of your time.
Sleep Easy '" hand-picked accommodation options from hillside hideaways and cow barns to city-slick hotels and regal residences.
Loosen Your Tongue '" with four languages to choose from, we explain your Gruezis from your Allegras.
This fourth edition offers the most up-to-date coverage of Switzerland available, with discerning recommendations of hotels, restaurants and nightlife and a special section on the country's top outdoor activities and its most scenic train journeys. of color photos. 70 maps.
This guide includes a section on hiking, cycling, sailing and skiing. It covers scenic train journeys, and up-to-date recommendations on where to stay and eat for every budget. Detailed notes include Switzerland's architecture, from wood-sided chalets to the Gothic Muenster in Bern.
Table of Contents
Facts about Switzerland — Facts for the visitor — Sports & spas — Getting there & away — Getting around — Mittelland — Berner Oberland — Zentralschweiz — Zèurich Canton — Basel & Aargau — Fribourg, Neuchãatel & Jura — Geneva (Geneve) — Lake Geneva & Vaud — Valais — Ticino — Graubèunden — Northeastern Switzerland — Liechtenstein.
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