Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006

Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006

by Rick Steves

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Overview

Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006 by Rick Steves

Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to visit Z�rich, Gimmelwald, the Berner Oberlander, Interlaken, Bern, Murten, Lake Geneva, and French Switzerland? With Rick Steves� Switzerland 2006, travelers can experience everything Switzerland has to offer� economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves� Switzerland 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick�s newest "back door" discoveries. America�s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick�s time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566919678
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Planning3
Resources7
Practicalities13
Money14
Transportation18
Communicating26
Sleeping29
Eating33
Traveling as a Temporary Local35
Back Door Travel Philosophy36
Switzerland37
Cities
Zurich43
Luzern and Central Switzerland62
Luzern63
Central Switzerland80
Bern and Murten90
Bern91
Murten108
Near Murten: Avenches118
Alpine Retreats
Gimmelwald and the Berner Oberland121
Interlaken123
Gimmelwald137
Murren145
Lauterbrunnen151
Zermatt and the Matterhorn173
Appenzell187
Appenzell Town189
Ebenalp194
Resort Towns
Lake Geneva and French Switzerland198
Lausanne199
Chateau de Chillon212
Montreux214
French Swiss Countryside215
Lugano219
Pontresina, Samedan, and St. Moritz230
Pontresina231
Samedan239
St. Moritz241
Scenic Rail Journeys245
Golden Pass249
William Tell Express253
Bernina Express258
Glacier Express266
Chur271
Appendix273
Winter Sports in Switzerland273
Let's Talk Telephones275
European Calling Chart276
U.S. Embassy278
Festivals and Public Holidays278
Numbers and Stumblers280
Metric Conversion281
Climate281
Temperature Conversion281
Hotel Reservation Form282
German Survival Phrases283
French Survival Phrases285
Italian Survival Phrases287
Index289

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