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Ascona boulevard

The boulevard of the mediterranean-like town of Ascona on Lake Maggiore.

Basel St. Elisabeth church

CITIES IN SWITZERLAND

Are you interested in culture, museums, architecture or shopping? Visit the larger Swiss cities and you'll certainly have a good time.

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Lucerne river Reuss

CENTRALLY LOCATED TOWNS IN THE ALPS

Do you want to do a lot of sightseeing in the Alps? Then choose a centrally located town with quick train services, and you'll be able to spend your time efficiently.

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View from La Punt towards Val Chamuera

REGIONS IN SWITZERLAND

Are you not sure yet which town(s) to visit? First explore the several regions of Switzerland to see what fits your interests best.

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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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Zurich

Plenty of museums, luxury shopping in the Bahnhofstrasse and a lively town center with a wide choice of restaurants.

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald, at the base of the mighty Eiger North face and the Wetterhorn, is literally situated amidst the Bernese Alps. It's a hikers' paradise!

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Wengen

Wengen is a car-free alpine village surrounded by hiking trails and ski slopes. It's a perfect base for excursions to Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen.

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Mürren

Mürren is a car-free alpine village, perfect for hiking and winter sports. There's a spectacular view on many mountains like the famous Eiger Northface, the Mönch and Breithorn. An excursion to the Schilthorn is easy from here.

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Zermatt

Car free luxurious alpine village surrounded by the highest peaks of Switzerland.

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Geneva

Lakeside cosmopolitan city, base of the UN and CERN.

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is surrounded by mountains, cliffs and waterfalls. It's a small centrally located village, convenient for excursions in the Jungfrau region. Interlaken, Mürren and Wengen are within easy reach.

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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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Locarno

The pretty lake front, the surrounding mountains and good train connections make the town of Locarno a pleasant base to explore the Lake Maggiore region.

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Montreux

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

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Bern

The historical world heritage town center of Bern is well worth a visit.

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Basel

Modern city with a historical town center and many interesting museums.

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Brig

Strategically situated town in the southern Swiss Alps.

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St. Moritz

Upper class alpine town which makes a magnificent base for hiking and skiing.

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Brienz

Brienz is a pretty little lakeside town in the Bernese Oberland, famous for its wood carving.

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Lausanne

The Olympic city of Lausanne is one of the largest cities in Switzerland. The pretty historical town center sits on a hill, so there are lots of views on Lake Geneva and the mountains.

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Thun

The Bernese Oberland begins in Thun. It's an atmospheric town on the lake and 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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Davos

Davos is the highest town in Europe. Nestled in the Landwasser Valley, Davos is surrounded by mountains and forest.

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Gstaad

Luxurious exclusive facilities in a beautiful setting between the Bernese Oberland and Lake Geneva.

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is a car free village surrounded by snow covered peaks with all year round winter sports on the glacier.

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  • Location: in the Alps
  • Region: Saas valley (Valais)
  • Popular attractions: Mittelallalin
  • Town size: town
  • Saas-Fee is car-free
  • Saas-Fee is a winter sports resort

Insider tips about Swiss towns

  • Most Swiss towns are compact and can easily be explored on foot;
  • Nearly all towns are connected by the excellent Swiss rail network;
  • There's a lot to see and do in and around nearly every town. We recommend to not change base every day, but rather stay a few days in each town.
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