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Switzerland Travel Guide

Switzerland Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Switzerland? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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People

After centuries of poverty, with fathers sending sons abroad as mercenaries (resulting in Swiss Guards at the Vatican, for example) and citizens...

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Best Hikes

Hiking is practically a religion for the Swiss, and it's easy to see why: more than 37,000 miles of marked and maintained trails braid across...

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Money-Saving Tips

Switzerland ranks as one of the most expensive countries in the world, but that doesn't mean you have to mortgage your home or sell a kidney...

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Speaking the Language(s)

The Swiss are champions of multilingualism: at least one foreign language is mandatory in most schools from the primary level. And lucky you...

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Great Food

La Cuisine? Die Kochkunst? La Cucina? Like the patchwork that is Switzerland, fine Swiss food is a culinary trifecta drawn from three countries...

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The Matterhorn

Of course. Alternatively called Il Cervino (Italian) or Le Cervin (French), this is Switzerland's trademark, drawing crowds every year. The...

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Soak Up Soulful Sounds at the Montreux Jazz Festival

From Miles Davis to Prince and everyone in between, this world-renowned festival hosts both jazz fixtures as well as up-and-coming pop acts...

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Quintessential

If you want to get a sense of contemporary Swiss culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the rituals...

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Understanding the Swiss

Though they're proud, sober, self-contained, independent culturally and politically, disdainful of the shabby and the slipshod, painfully neat...

Restaurants

Flavors of Switzerland

Although fast food has made definite inroads in Switzerland, it's still a country deeply rooted in seasonality and fresh produce—it's been locavore...

Hotels

Lodging Primer

From luxurious palace-hotels that are home to well-off internationals to comfortable bed-and-breakfasts with eager hosts ready to meet your...

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