Towns and cities in Switzerland

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As in nearly all Swiss towns, the streets of Thun are wonderfully decorated with flowers.

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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Brig Stockalper palace

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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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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Hotels for train travelers

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