From bustling Zurich to the Swiss capital of Bern, from the Matterhorn in Zermatt to the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in the south, National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland guides you to the better- and lesser-known sights of this pristine European country. In between, you'll discover the cultural and natural treasuresincluding hundreds of museums, architectural masterpieces, parks, and lakesSwitzerland has to offer.
Among the special features of National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland are sidebars detailing experiences throughout the country, to make sure that you get to know the culture, and the people, inside and out. You can learn about Swiss watchmaking in Biel, for example, make your own Swiss chocolate at a culinary workshop, and find the best local designers' clothing in Zurich. Insider tips, in addition, provided by an array of National Geographic expertsphotographers, writers, and grantees who have spent significant time in Switzerlanddirect you to favorite restaurants, festivals, and other information that only locals know.
Guided walks and drives are always a popular feature in our guides, and in National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland, these include a drive across the famous Great St. Bernard Pass, a hike through Appenzellerland and the Lake Constance region, and a walk from Sugiez to Môtier through the countryside during grape harvest. To top it off, an extensive Travelwise section at the back of the guide provides hand-picked hotels and restaurants, tour recommendations, and a glossary that covers must-know words.
Author and photographer Teresa Fisher has had a life-long love affair with Switzerland since her first visit as a toddler to the ski slopes of Wengen. Since then, she has penned more than thirty guidebooks and children's travel reference books and has written extensively on Switzerland. She is a travel advisor on BBC and her photography and travel articles have appeared in such publications as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, and the Sunday Times.