The Rough Guide to Switzerland

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The Rough Guide to Switzerland tells you all there is to know about this beautiful and varied country. The 36-page, full-colour section introduces all of Switzerland''s highlights, from snowboarding in the Alps and sampling swiss wine to the country''s Gothic cathedrals and medieval castles. The guide includes extensive listings of the all the top places to eat, drink and stay, whatever your budget, plus brand-new ''author picks'' to highlight the very best. There is plenty of practical advice on outdoor ...

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Overview

The Rough Guide to Switzerland tells you all there is to know about this beautiful and varied country. The 36-page, full-colour section introduces all of Switzerland''s highlights, from snowboarding in the Alps and sampling swiss wine to the country''s Gothic cathedrals and medieval castles. The guide includes extensive listings of the all the top places to eat, drink and stay, whatever your budget, plus brand-new ''author picks'' to highlight the very best. There is plenty of practical advice on outdoor pursuits, including where to find the best mountain walks and most scenic ski resorts. The guide takes a detailed look at Switzerland''s history, wildlife and culture and comes complete with maps and plans for every region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848364714
  • Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 680,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Teller is an experienced and accomplished travel writer. He is also the author of the Rough Guide to Jordan.

Matthew Teller is an experienced and accomplished travel writer. He is also the author of the Rough Guide to Jordan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction x
Part 1 Basics 1
Getting there from Britain 3
Getting there from Ireland 11
Getting there from North America 12
Getting there from Australia and New Zealand 17
Travellers with disabilities 21
Red tape and visas 22
Insurance 24
Health 26
Information and maps 28
Money and costs 31
Getting around 34
Accommodation 45
Food and drink 50
Post, phones and email 62
The media 64
Business hours, museums and public holidays 66
Festivals and annual events 67
Trouble and the police 70
Sports and outdoor activities 71
Directory 75
Part 2 The Guide 77
Chapter 1 Geneva 79
Some history 80
Arrival 81
Orientation and information 83
City transport 86
Accommodation 87
The Rive Gauche 90
The Rive Droite 95
Eating and drinking 99
Nightlife and entertainment 102
Listings 104
Around Geneva 105
Travel details 107
Chapter 2 Lausanne and Lake Geneva 109
Lausanne 110
Gruyeres 129
Romont and the Gros de Vaud 130
Coppet and Celigny 132
Nyon 135
From Rolle to Lausanne 138
The Lavaux wine villages 140
Vevey 141
Montreux 146
Chateau de Chillon 150
Travel details 153
Chapter 3 The Arc Jurassien 155
Neuchatel 159
La Chaux-de-Fonds 166
Le Locle 168
Yverdon-les-Bains 168
Grandson 171
Sainte-Croix 173
Vallorbe 174
The Vallee de Joux 175
Estavayer-le-Lac 176
Payeme 177
Avenches 177
Murten (Morat) 179
Biel/Bienne 180
Delemont 184
Saignelegier 186
Porrentruy 187
Travel details 188
Chapter 4 Basel 190
Some history 191
Arrival and information 192
City transport and tours 193
Accommodation 196
The City 198
Eating and drinking 204
Nightlife and entertainment 205
Listings 206
Augusta Raurica 206
Travel details 208
Chapter 5 Bern and Around 209
Orientation, arrival and information 213
City transport and tours 216
Accommodation 217
The City 219
Eating and drinking 228
Nightlife and entertainment 230
Listings 231
The Emmental 233
Solothurn 236
Fribourg 239
Travel details 247
Chapter 6 The Bernese Oberland 248
Interlaken 251
Around the Thunersee 260
Around the Brienzersee 263
The Lauterbrunnen valley 268
Grindelwald 274
The Jungfraujoch 278
The Kander valley 279
Gstaad 281
Rougemont 284
Chateau d'Oex 284
Travel details 285
Chapter 7 Valais 287
Aigle 290
The Alpes Vaudoises 292
St-Maurice 295
Martigny 296
Pays du Grand-St-Bernard 302
Verbier 304
Sion 307
Sierre 311
Crans Montana 313
Brig 315
Zermatt 317
Saas-Fee 323
The Goms 324
Travel details 326
Chapter 8 Luzern and Zentralschweiz 328
Luzern 329
Stans 347
From Hergiswil to Seelisberg 347
Engelberg 349
Routes to the Rigi 352
Zug 354
Brunnen 357
Schwyz 359
Einsiedeln 361
Fluelen 362
Andermatt 364
The Gotthard Pass 366
Travel details 367
Chapter 9 Zurich and Around 369
Some history 369
Arrival 372
Information 373
City transport 376
Accommodation 380
The City 382
The east bank 383
The west bank 387
Eating and drinking 391
Nightlife and entertainment 394
Listings 397
Winterthur 398
Baden 403
Travel details 407
Chapter 10 The Northeast and Liechtenstein 409
St Gallen 412
Appenzellerland 419
The Bodensee 422
Schaffhausen 426
Stein-am-Rhein 431
Liechtenstein 434
Travel details 440
Chapter 11 Graubunden 442
Chur 446
Arosa 452
Heidiland 453
From Thusis to Bellinzona 456
Surselva 457
Davos 460
Klosters 465
Scuol 467
Zernez and the Parc Naziunal Svizzer 468
Val Mustair 469
St Moritz 471
Val Bregaglia 476
Val Poschiavo 477
Travel details 478
Chapter 12 Ticino 480
Bellinzona 484
Alto Ticino 489
Biasca 490
Val Blenio 490
Valle Leventina 492
Locarno 493
Ascona 499
The Centovalli railway 500
Lugano 501
The Ceresio peninsula 508
South to Italy 509
Travel details 509
Part 3 Contexts 511
The historical framework 513
Alpine flora and fauna 526
Books 530
Language 535
Glossary 544
Index 547
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