Switzerland, Europe's mountain playground, is a classic tourist draw that remains consistently popular. Visitors from the world over travel here to ascend the slopes of the Alps, breathe the crisp air, and feel on top of the world. When they come down from the mountains, they find thriving, cosmopolitan cities that are steeped in history and culture.
Expanded Coverage: The guide covers new hotels around the country and has an increased focus on spas and wellness. Fodor’s has also expanded our sports coverage in the Berner Oberland region—a mecca for adventure enthusiasts.
Illustrated Features: Photo-rich features cover Switzerland’s top experiences. Choose the best scenic drive or train ride with Scenic Journeys; explore the wide range of winter sports options in the birthplace of skiing with Winter Fun; sip your way through lakeside vineyards with our overview of Lavaux vineyards; and pick your peak experience with our special feature on the Bernese Alps. Shorter spotlight features highlight the country’s top lakes and culinary flavors.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Each chapter in the guide has a planning section to help travelers plan their time and get around easily. Train travel times provide an overview of how long it takes to get from point to point in Switzerland. Hotel and restaurant Best Bets in Zurich and Geneva, plus neighborhood comparison charts, help travelers choose the best places to stay and eat for every budget and taste.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Switzerland offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.