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Switzerland Travel Guide

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

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Switzerland Today

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

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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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If You Like

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

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Top Things to Do in Switzerland

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

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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...

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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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Top Experiences in Switzerland

Soak Up Soulful Sounds at the Montreux Jazz Festival From Miles Davis to Prince and everyone in between, this world-renowned festival hosts...

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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...

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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...

Sights

Scenic Journeys

Bernina Express. The highest Alpine railway crosses some of Graubünden's most famous bridges and viaducts. The leg from Chur to St. Moritz...

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