Synopses & Reviews
This is the first book in English about these unusual lodgings. The mountain inns of Switzerland--her "Berghotels"--are in a world apart. Largely undiscovered, unadvertised, and privately owned, they are ideal for the traveler who wishes to experience the Swiss Alps off the beaten track. In themselves, they provide a sense of adventure; every one is unique, informal, intimate. They are a perfect way to meet other hikers and locals. This book identifies the most charming Berghotels, tells you how to reach them, what to expect, and what to bring. Day hikes from each inn are described in detail, along with information on how to connect one to another to make an extended "Grand Traverse" holiday. Maps give an overview of each region of the country to make trip planning and inn-to-inn hiking easy. The book is gorgeously illustrated by Philip Lieberman's photographs.
Largely undiscovered, unadvertised, and all privately owned, the mountain inns of Switzerland--Berghotels--are ideal for the traveler who wishes to experience the Swiss Alps off the beaten track. Fifty-five Berghotels and many more hikes are described in every region of the country. Maps give an overview of each region to make trip planning and inn-to-inn hiking easy. 12 maps. 45 photos.
A definitive guide to the mountain inns of Switzerland--her "Berghotels": how to reach them, what to expect, what to bring, and day hikes in detail for each of the 66 Berghotels described, in every region of the country.
About the Author
Marcia Lieberman is the author of Switzerland's Mountain Inns; Walking Switzerland; The Outdoor Traveler's Guide: The Alps; Walking the Alpine Peaks of France and Northwest Italy; and numerous articles for the New York Times on trekking in the Alps and Himalayas.Philip Lieberman is University Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University. He has written many books on the brain, evolution, and speech, and his photos are exhibited around the world.