Rick Steves' Switzerland

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612381916
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Series: Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 536,888
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 2.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Steves

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 there—economically 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 traveler’s 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    Switzerland - Limited Usefulness

    This is the first Rick Steves guidebook I've purchased. He always seemed more budget/backpacky than I wanted to travel but in the current economy budget travel is better than no travel. I purchased the book mainly because of its section on visiting the Berner Oberland part of Switzerland where I am planning to visit. That section is very thorough regarding what to see and how to get to it, with special emphasis on train travel. I'm planning to travel by train so I found that helpful.

    What I didn't realize about Steve's books is that they are not guidebooks in the sense of a Fodors, Frommers, Eyewitness, etc. They do not have information about every city or area in a country. They only have information about cities or areas that Steves thinks a traveler should visit. Based on other guidebooks descriptions I plan to spend a night in Basel to visit the old town and several well rated art museums. Basel is not mentioned in Steves Switzerland guide. Two other smaller towns with highly rated art collections that are easy daytrips from Zurich, Baden and Winterthur, are also not included in his book. Budget information would have been helpful for all three locations but had to be found in other guidebooks and online.

    If you are planning to travel to just the areas Steves writes about in "Switzerland" then this book may work fine for you. You will still likely want to check other guidebooks to see what he has left out just in case some of the omissions are things that would interest you. What he covers, he covers thoroughly and at times with some humor. He definitely has a unique perspective. However, this is probably not the one and only guide that you can take to cover all of your travel in Switzerland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    recommend as a supplement to other books

    Rick Steves advice is always helpful, especially when looking for local highlight and cafes.
    I am taking it ,via Nook, on a trip later this year to Switzerland.

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