Welcome to Switzerland
So you are looking forward to visit Switzerland and find out, whether the Country is really such a picturesque place like all those wonderful Pictures you saw? This tiny Country, nestled among the Alps, provides a phenomenal experience for any visitor. The combination of modern, high Living Standard and tranquility is best demonstrated in its cities, where the significance and global status of Zurich is met by its magical majesty and rolling hills.
Fraumunster and St. Peter Churches in Zurich Old Town
Switzerland is still quite an expensive country to travel around, which is why it is sometimes missed off some of the European travel routes. Still, it is possible to travel through Switzerland for appr. $70-100 per day, if you stay in hostels, cook some of your meals yourself and using Public Transport system instead of a Cab.
You’ll find that food in most Restaurants is quite expensive as well as accommodation in the main Tourist Cities.
Depending on the length of your stay, you can buy various "Travel Passes", which can cover either a specific City or the whole Country. Of course you can also buy One way Tickets, like Zurich Airport to Zurich Center. Those Tickets can be used for Trams, Buses, Boats and most Cable cars and special Mountain Trains.
For most visitors to Switzerland, Zurich is the first stop. The Economic, Financial and Cultural Center of the Country is a must see when visiting Switzerland. Old Town, Zurich Lake and the surrounding Hills are just some of many places to enjoy the beauty of this amazing City. For more Information check the separate Zurich Guide.
The Historical Augustinergasse in Zurich Old Town
Lucerne Old Town
Lucerne is sometimes rightly called the pocket-sized version of Switzerland. History, culture and of course, spectacular scenery come together in a perfect blend that’ll have you longing to extend your stay. Its central geographical Location, gives you the opportunity to discover other famous Apine Town, just a short ride from Lucerne.
In the summer, most tourists come to visit Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls and admire Jungfrau, EIger and Mönch, then in winter the city between the two lakes becomes the starting point for a variety of winter holidays.
Zermatt and Matterhorn
View over Interlaken and the Alps from Harder Kulm
View of Mt. Matterhorn from Zermatt
One of the most beautiful resorts in the world: the Matterhorn, the most photographed peak of Europe, invariably attracts views. It is necessary to be prepared for the fact that the resort is rather stretched, and you will have to walk to / from the lift with skis or use the bus / taxi.
Bern Old Town
Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.
Facts about Switzerland
Largest City Zurich
Calling Code +41
Time Zone GMT + 1
Currency accepted CHF - Swiss Franc
Official Language German
Places to see - Travel and Activities
Zurich Old Town
Getting around - All about Transportation in Switzerland and how to use it
Online Train and Tram Tickets Shop
Switzerland Guide App
The Zurich Card
For 24 CHF provides you with free Public transportation in the City, including Trip to Airport, for 24 Hours. Includes Access and Discounts at Museums, Restaurants and various Tourist Attraction
How to get from Zurich Airport to Zurich.
Zurich Airport is only 10 km (6 miles) away from the city center, so it is quick and easy to travel there after your plane has landed. There are various ways of traveling from the airport to Zurich.
How to Travel from Zurich to Interlaken
The best way to reach Interlaken from Zurich, and eventually Vacation Hits Lauterbrunnen and Jungfrau Mountain, is by Train.