Centrally located towns in the Swiss Alps

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The Stockalper palace in Brig was built in 1671 for Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper.

See a lot by choosing your base wisely

If you have a long wish list of things to do and see in Switzerland, then it's key to choose your base town(s) wisely. Although the scenery in the smaller Alpine villages is great, traveling time to those places is often long. The towns listed here are centrally located in the Alps, and offer excellent train services to many attractions spread out over a large area. You'll be able to see a lot in a short time.

CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE ALPS

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Lucerne

Lucerne is ideal for first time visitors. It's compact and lively, and close to many attractions for both good and bad weather.

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Interlaken

Interlaken is the central town in the Bernese Oberland, and the gate to the famous Jungfrau region. It's an ideal base if you want to explore the entire Bernese Oberland.

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Lugano

The city of Lugano is sitting on a lake in a very scenic area in southern Switzerland. Lugano is well connected to the entire region by trains, buses and boats.

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Montreux

Enjoy the Swiss Riviera, the best of gastronomy, music and nightlife.

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Brig

Strategically situated town in the southern Swiss Alps.

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Thun

The Bernese Oberland begins in Thun. It's an atmospheric town on the lake. A perfect base for all kinds of day trips.

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Bellinzona

The small town of Bellinzona is famous for its three castles and a good base for day trips all over the Ticino.

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