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I've visited Lauterbrunnen twice and am captivated by this town and its amazing setting. One of my top five favorite natural setting in the world. In the fall the constant sound of the many waterfalls was very serene. In the winter this place was even more beautiful. The second time without the rain I was able to …
OMG Gimmelwald Switzerland is the most beautiful place I have ever been.
I will always have Lucerne in my heart.
Lausanne is a beautiful city, filled with young people, mostly university students. I definitely recommend going there, and the nightlife is fun as well.
Geneva is nice but very upscale. Definitely take the train around the lake to nearby Leysin and stay at the Hiking Sheep. If you get there for a summer celebration, you can watch the fireworks from a cliff looking over the lake.
Go out on the Marktgasse. Bars close early, so start early. Clubs can be located within reach. Zurich is a great city, enjoy it and be respectful.
Kandersteg is my favorite village in Switzerland. It is less crowded than Interlaken and seems less commercial. Mountains are close and there are many hiking trails with great views. The tourist office can suggest hikes and/or tell you about earning a gold, silver, or bronze hiking pin by completing six for each level.
I stayed in Fribourg, Switzerland in August 1990. It was a quiet, peaceful, and lovely place then.
The main reasons people come to Zermatt are for the Matterhorn and the skiing. There are great views of the Matterhorn and other mountains from the town (and better views from Kleine Matterhorn and Gornergrat) and most of the skiing is in the difficult range.
Bern is fun to walk around in, there are lots of cute fountains, but the Bear Pits are slightly depressing. I liked the art museum, but after one day I thought that I had seen most of the city.
Lugano is the best place to go in all of Europe!
I backpacked around Europe for six weeks last year with a friend, and Gryon was by far our favourite place. Even if you plan on staying there a day, you will stay for a week.
St. Gallen is situated in the northeast of Switzerland, in the German-speaking canton of St. Gallen. The city started evolving in the seventh century around the hermitage founded by St. Gallus, an Irish disciple and one of the twelve companions of St. Columbanus, who was on a mission to spead Christianity from Ireland …
Lauterbrunnen is a quaint, adorable Swiss town! It is in the mountains, so be prepared for cold weather (even in July)! Switzerland is an expensive country, so be prepared for sticker-price shock (unless you're from an equally expensive country like Norway). The town has a huge base-jumping population and offers other …
Bern receives very mixed reviews from its visitors; some find it intriguingly charming while others are put off by the overall grayishness of the old town (resulting from the gray stone used as a building material there). Whether the coloring appeals, it doesn't change anything about Bern being a very well-kept, …
Thun is located in the centre of Switzerland, in the German-speaking canton of Bern, thirty kilometres outside of the Swiss capital. The town evolved at a spot where the River Aare is born out of Lake Thun, giving the place a magnificent natural setting, with the Swiss Alps towering above the skyline -- just adding to …
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is located on Lake Zurich. Even though it's the largest Swiss city, it is quite compact and can easily be explored by foot. It does not really matter which of Zurich's several suburbs you choose for your stay since public transportation is abundant and efficient, and Zurich …
Brienz lies in the second-largest state of Switzerland, Bern, on the northern shore of the lake of the same name, below the high Brienzer Rothorn mountain. With only around three thousand inhabitants, the village is not exactly large, but it is, however, a quite popular holiday resort. The main attraction, of course, …
A Gallo-Roman settlement named Lousonna -- at the site of present-day Lausanne -- was based around the Geneva Lake. At the crossroads of many routes, it was abandoned after the Germanic invasions in the third or fourth century. The city was visited by many pilgrims in the Middle Ages due to its cathedrals. It was taken …
Schaffhausen's biggest claim to fame is the roaring Rhine Falls, the largest plain waterfalls in Europe. They are like Niagara Falls' baby sister, but no less majestic. The city is also located very close to the relaxing Bodensee, also known as Lake Konstanz in the English-speaking world, the third-largest lake in …