May 14, 2012 - 10:26 PM
I agree with Annika - who needs a car in Switzerland? The train/bus/boat system is awesome, and you don't have to struggle with finding and (importantly) paying for parking. I have spent 7 weeks in Switzerland at various times over the past 2 years and have relied on my SwissPass exclusively. I've visited 26 different towns/villages, either via boat, train or bus, and it's been carefree and lovely. Of course, I pack extremely lightly (Rick Steves' website had fabulous advice on packing light) so I don't have to lug large luggage around when I do so. Download the SBB app to your smart phone and you'll be able to find the fastest or most scenic route between any points you can imagine. And if you don't speak German/French/Italian, driving can be a real challenge as the signs aren't in any other languages, and the symbols aren't universal (for example, the symbol for "not" in the US is not the one used for "not" in Switzerland, as in "not" a route for pedestrians... I wish you wonderful travels, regardless of how you choose to travel!