Synopses & Reviews
Much more detailed and complete than its major competitor, Frommer's Switzerland has everything you'll need to experience the best of this gorgeous corner of the Alps. You'll find great places to stay for every taste and budget, including grand hotels, luxury ski resorts, intimate inns, and affordable chalets, plus the latest on dining, from fresh lake trout and hearty farmer's plates to fondue bourguignonne. You'll rely on our complete sightseeing guide, from cosmopolitan cities to charming alpine villages—with all the best outdoor adventures, shopping, and nightlife. Don't leave home without it!
Frommer's. The best trips start here.
Experience a place the way the locals do.
Enjoy the best it has to offer.
Including detailed walking tours to guide you through the cobblestone streets of Zurich, Bern, Geneva, and Lucerne.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com
About the Author
An experienced team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, Germany, and Portugal. Porter is also a noted Hollywood biographer, author of such recent releases as Brando Unzipped and Jacko: His Rise and Fall which documents the saga of Michael Jackson in a way that London’s Guardian and Observer defined as “dangerously addictive.” Four of Porter’s recent biographies have been serialized in major newspapers of the U.K., including The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday, and collectively, they’ve earned at least six awards from literary foundations in the U.S. Porter is also a widely respected film critic, entertainment columnist, and radio commentator, with broadcasts heard in all 50 states. Prince, formerly of The New York Times’ Paris bureau, is president of Blood Moon Productions (www.BloodMoonProductions.com) and other media-related firms.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Switzerland.
1 The Best of Switzerland.
2 Planning Your Trip to Switzerland.
3 Suggested Switzerland Itineraries.
5 Northeastern Switzerland.
6 Basel & the Jura.
8 The Bernese Oberland.
9 The Valais.
10 Lausanne & Lake Geneva.
12 Lucerne & Central Switzerland.
13 The Grisons.
14 The Engadine.
15 Lugano, Locarno & the Ticino.
Appendix: Switzerland in Depth.