Synopses & Reviews
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
About the Author
Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. He gives travelers inside information on where to stay, what to visit, and how to get thereeconomically and hassle-free. With Rick as their guide, travelers can delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience everything Europe has to offer.
Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. His travelers library of over 50 best-selling books and videos have sold more than two million copies and his award-winning television series, Rick Steves Europe, is now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (www.ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.