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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.
I stayed in Fribourg, Switzerland in August 1990. It was a quiet, peaceful, and lovely place then.
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.
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.
OMG Gimmelwald Switzerland is the most beautiful place I have ever been.
I will always have Lucerne in my heart.
Lugano is the best place to go in all of Europe!
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.
Switzerland is a place that is not to be missed. Absolutely one of the most beautiful on the planet. Interlaken is the town to visit as most others are boring shopping malls. This place has everything for a really nice rest in between big cities as well as some of the most amazing outdoor activites you could imagine.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Luzern-Kriens is located in the central-northern part of Switzerland, in the German-speaking canton of Luzern. It is located in a western suburb of Luzern and it lies at the foot of Mount Pilatus, making it a quiet and scenic yet central place to discover what Luzern and the neighbouring area have to offer. Your Luzern …
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 …
The history of Baden dates back to the first century AD, when Romans used its hot springs. In the late thirteenth century, it was given town rights by the Habsburgs. The Confederates conquered the city in the early fifteenth century, and until almost the turn of the nineteenth century, Baden was a vassal town. In the …
Stein am Rhein is located in the northeastern corner of Switzerland, in the German-speaking canton of Schaffhausen. It is the perfect location for those who enjoy immersing themselves in history and experiencing a different era from the inside. In Stein am Rhein, walking through the old town, you will feel as if you …
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 …
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 …