Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006

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  • Copyright: 2006-03-01
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
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Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to visit Z]rich, Gimmelwald, the Berner Oberlander, Interlaken, Bern, Murten, Lake Geneva, and French Switzerland? With "Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006," travelers can experience everything Switzerland has to offer -- economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, "Rick Steves' Switzerland 2006" includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door" discoveries. America's #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick's time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Planningp. 3
Resourcesp. 7
Practicalitiesp. 13
Moneyp. 14
Transportationp. 18
Communicatingp. 26
Sleepingp. 29
Eatingp. 33
Traveling as a Temporary Localp. 35
Back Door Travel Philosophyp. 36
Switzerlandp. 37
Zurichp. 43
Luzern and Central Switzerlandp. 62
Luzernp. 63
Central Switzerlandp. 80
Bern and Murtenp. 90
Bernp. 91
Murtenp. 108
Near Murten: Avenchesp. 118
Alpine Retreats
Gimmelwald and the Berner Oberlandp. 121
Interlakenp. 123
Gimmelwaldp. 137
Murrenp. 145
Lauterbrunnenp. 151
Zermatt and the Matterhornp. 173
Appenzellp. 187
Appenzell Townp. 189
Ebenalpp. 194
Resort Towns
Lake Geneva and French Switzerlandp. 198
Lausannep. 199
Chateau de Chillonp. 212
Montreuxp. 214
French Swiss Countrysidep. 215
Luganop. 219
Pontresina, Samedan, and St. Moritzp. 230
Pontresinap. 231
Samedanp. 239
St. Moritzp. 241
Scenic Rail Journeysp. 245
Golden Passp. 249
William Tell Expressp. 253
Bernina Expressp. 258
Glacier Expressp. 266
Churp. 271
Appendixp. 273
Winter Sports in Switzerlandp. 273
Let's Talk Telephonesp. 275
European Calling Chartp. 276
U.S. Embassyp. 278
Festivals and Public Holidaysp. 278
Numbers and Stumblersp. 280
Metric Conversionp. 281
Climatep. 281
Temperature Conversionp. 281
Hotel Reservation Formp. 282
German Survival Phrasesp. 283
French Survival Phrasesp. 285
Italian Survival Phrasesp. 287
Indexp. 289
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