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Switzerland is small in size, big on experience
Whether you want to hit the slopes, join the Swiss in their national pastime of hut-to-hut hiking or take a scenic railway journey of a lifetime, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Switzerland has to offer.
Awash with magical sights and exhilarating activities, Switzerland’s small size is hidden with its beguiling charms. In a single day, visitors can encounter breathtaking glaciers, high altitude lakes and iconic mountains – and still be back in time for fondue and schnapps.
Our newly updated guide brings Switzerland to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography and our trademark illustrations.
– our pick of Switzerland’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
– color-coded chapters to every part of Switzerland, from Bern to Zürich, Valais to Geneva
– our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
From the Publisher
Welcome to Switzerland
Explore Switzerland’s snowcapped mountains, charming medieval villages, cosmopolitan cities, remote lagoons, and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you navigate the very best that Switzerland has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling around Switzerland easy, whether you want to shop the most stylish stores in Zürich, visit world-class galleries in Basel, go wild swimming in the unforgettable lakes or try your hand at traditional cow-bell ringing in the countryside—we’ve got you covered. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time—whether you’re staying a week or just a few days.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show how to experience Switzerland your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to find natural wonders, take part in traditional activities, entertain the kids, sample delicious cuisine, visit the best galleries and museums, admire incredible engineering feats, hit the lakes, get an adrenaline fix, learn about the country’s rich history, enjoy sports, discover jaw-dropping landscapes, and experience the country’s quirky side.