Switzerland

Soglio

Soglio is a tiny, cobblestoned village in the Val Bregaglia, not far from St Moritz and Pontresina...

Guarda

Guarda, in the lower Engadine region, is one of Switzerland's most beautiful villages....

Riederalp

Riederalp - glacier views! - is a small family-friendly village in the Upper Valais....

Leukerbad

Leukerbad, largest thermal spa resort in the Alps, a great place to soak amid stunning mountain scenery...

Zinal

Zinal is a pretty little village along the Haute Route at the end of the Anniviers valley....

Champex

Champex is a small lakeside village along the both Haute Route and TMB in Valais, Switzerland....

Obersteinberg

Obersteinberg is a quiet mountain inn and working farm at the upper end of the Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland. A beautiful and authentic stop....

Meiringen

Meiringen is a beautiful town at the foot of several mountain passes, near Lake Brienz and Reichenbach falls. It's a good starting point for Bernese Oberland hikes....

Wengen

Wengen is a beautiful car-free village in the Bernese Oberland, on a sunny shelf beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains....

Mannlichen

The Männlichen ridge is one of the best panorama viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland, with the Eiger North Face, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valley in your sights....

First

The First gondola above Grindelwald takes you up to some of the best views in the Jungfrau region....

Stechelberg

Stechelberg is a tiny village at the far end of the Lauterbrunnen valley. A quiet, mellow stop in one of Switzerland's prettiest regions. ...

St. Moritz

St Moritz is an attractive, upscale village in the lake-filled Engadine region....

Kandersteg

Kandersteg is a quiet village at the end of a valley in the Bernese Oberland, best known for the stunning Oeschinensee lake above town....

Lauterbrunnen Valley

The name Lauterbrunnen means "many springs" using a modern meaning of the word lauter in German: however this could be an example of a folk etymology....

Allmendhubel

The Allmendhubel ridge above Mürren, features a funicular train, restaurant and kids playground....

Winteregg

The Winteregg restaurant has a great playground and panoramic outdoor terrace near Murren....

Gimmelwald

An enchanting car-free village on the mountainside between Stechelberg and Mürren. Quiet dairy farms, fantastic mountains and miles of trails....

Grindelwald

Grindelwald has long been known as the 'glacier village' thanks to the nearby glaciers that extend almost into the town. The glaciers may be receding, but the views are still out of this world....

Mountain Inns

Hike from one destination to the next with only a small daypack. Stay in comfort at a remote mountain inn. ...

Klein Matterhorn

Europe's highest gondola takes you to the Klein Matterhorn above Zermatt. ...

Gornergrat

The Gornergrat ridge separates Zermatt from Monte Rosa and most of the large mountains surrounding the village. This cogwheel train, over 100 years old, brings you to one of Zermatt's best viewpoints....

Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl is an old funicular train just outside of Pontresina that offers some of the most incredible views of the region....

Ballenberg Museum

A living history museum in the Bernese Oberland. A full day trip that is great for learning about traditional crafts....

Schynige Platte

The Schynige Platte cogweel train takes you to a beautiful viewpoint high on the ridge separating the lakes around Interlaken from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. ...

Schilthorn

The popular cable car and restaurant above Murren offers spectacular views and is definitely worth a visit....

Lake Lucerne

Lake steamers offer boat tours of varying length. For spending a day around Lucerne, consider one of these relaxing trips....

Mt. Pilatus

Mt. Pilatus is the local mountain above Lucerne, and is a great viewpoint for enjoying the Lake Lucerne region....

Lion of Lucerne

The dying lion is a monument to fallen Swiss soldiers fighting as mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792. Mark Twain called it "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."...

Trümmelbach Falls

In the Lauterbrunnen Valley, these falls have cut a gorge so narrow they actually appear to fall inside the mountain....

Jungfraujoch

Switzerland's highest railway station - there are tunnels carved into the ice, but the main attraction is the view of the Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps....

Lucerne

Of all Switzerland's main cities, I like Lucerne the best. It's probably the most mountainous of Switzerland's main cities, and is certainly one of the most beautiful. ...

Zermatt

Zermatt is Switzerland's top travel destination and the Matterhorn is quite possibly the world's most recognizable mountain. ...

Mürren

My absolute favorite area in the Alps is the Bernese Oberland, and my favorite stop is Mürren, a car-free cliff-side village surrounded by fabulous scenery. The mountains simply don't get any better!...