Sarnen is the capital of the canton of Obwalden and is located on the shore of Lake Sarnen.
Brienz is located in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland at the opposite end of Brienzersee to Interlaken. It is a small village with approx 3000 inhabitants.
Lucerne (Luzern in German, Lozärn in Swiss-German) is a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland, across the lake from Altdorf, where legend has it William Tell shot an apple off of his son's head. In addition to being a fine place to visit in and of itself Lucerne is a great base from which to explore famous Swiss sites such as Mount Rigi, Pilatus, Titlis and the Rütli Meadow.
Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence the abbreviation "CH") is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It has borders with France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.
Meiringen is located in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland. It is a small town with approximately 4,000 inhabitants.
Interlaken is a small city in the Bernese Highlands region of central Switzerland. Located between two alpine lakes (Lake Brienz (Brienzersee) and Lake Thun (Thunersee)), Interlaken is a popular base camp for outdoor sports and travel in the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps.
Grindelwald is a mountain village in Bernese Oberland in Swiss Alps.
Wengen is a resort town in Switzerland located beneath the Eiger and Jungfrau. It sits above Lauterbrunnen and can be accessed via train, from Lauterbrunnen or from Grindelwald.
Aarau is the German-speaking capital city of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. It lies south of the German border, east of Berne and Basel, north of Lucerne, and west of Zurich.
Thun is a small city in the Bernese Highlands of Bern Canton, Switzerland. Its surface area is 21.
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is a protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Valais and the Bernese Highlands in the Swiss Alps. It was formerly known as Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn but changed name in 2007.
Spiez is a picture postcard town in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland.
Gimmelwald is a small mountain village in Bernese Highlands region of Switzerland. Its location is on the western ledge of Weisse Lutschine valley just above Stechelberg and south of Murren.
The five cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Lucerne surrounding the Viervaldstattersee are the original birthplace of the Swiss Confederation and the origin of the legend of William Tell. The region offers a lot to the traveler: outdoor recreation, great scenery, historic old cities, and steamboat rides on the lake, just to name a few examples.
Brugg is a small town of about 11,000 people in the canton of Aargau located at the confluence of the Reuss, Aare, and Limmat Rivers, with the Aare flowing through the city’s old town. Brugg is the Swiss German word for bridge (Brücke in High German).
Solothurn is a town in Switzerland, located in the Region Berne at the southern edge of the Jura Mountains. It's on the River Aare at the southern base of the Jura mountain range and is also known as St.
Liestal is a town in Switzerland, not far from Basel and is the capital of the separate Basel-Landschaft canton.
Laufenburg is a town on the river Rhine. Because the Rhine is the border, part of the town is in Switzerland and a smaller part is in Germany.
Although Berne (German: Bern) is the seat of most of the institutions of the Swiss confederation, this is only a small to medium sized city with a population of about 130,000 in the city proper and roughly 350,000 in the urban agglomeration. It sits on a peninsula formed by the meandering turns of the river Aare.
Laufenburg is a town on the river Rhine. Because the Rhine is the border, part of the town is in Switzerland and another, smaller part is in Germany.
Brunnen is a small town in Central Switzerland. Due to its unique location, Brunnen enjoys a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains.
For the adjacent town on the right side of the Rhine in Germany see Rheinfelden (Baden) in Baden-Württemberg.
Kandersteg is a village in the Bernese Highlands in Switzerland. Located in the heart of the Alps, Kandersteg is the perfect location to explore the mountains and observe the traditional Swiss alpine lifestyle.
Fiesch is a village in the Swiss Valais. It is the access point for the nearby villages of Fiescheralp, Fieschertal and Bellwald.
Augusta Raurica is probably the best preserved Roman city North of the Alps. It is nestled inside the greater Basel urban area, in Switzerland and has been transformed into an open-air museum.
Riederalp and Bettmeralp are two car-free villages in the German speaking part of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. They are located a few kilometres from each other at 1,900 metres.
Zurich (German: Zürich, Swiss German: Züri) is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population of some 400,000 in the city proper and 1.2 million in the agglomeration area.
Brig (French: Brigue, Italian: Briga), officially Brig-Glis, is a city in Valais in Switzerland. The city is actually made up of two neighbouring towns, Brig and Glis with a third independent town Naters across the Rhone river to the north.
One of Switzerland's underrated tourist destinations, Basel has a beautiful medieval old town centre, a fascinating carnival, and several world class art museums built by architects like Renzo Piano, Mario Botta and Herzog & De Meuron. Basel is also rich in architecture old and new, with a Romanesque Münster (cathedral), a Renaissance Rathaus (town hall), and various examples of high quality contemporary architecture, including more buildings by Herzog & De Meuron, Richard Meier, Diener & Diener, and various others.
Visp is a German-speaking town in the Swiss canton of Valais. It is located in the Rhone valley and is a major industrial centre in the region.
Leukerbad is a mountain spa resort town in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
Biel/Bienne (Biel in German, Bienne in French) is the 10th largest city of Switzerland and is located on the northern edge of the canton of Berne. Famous for watchmaking, and home to Rolex, Omega and Swatch among other famous makers.
Uster is a city near Zurich, Switzerland. Uster lies 350m above sea level, so it is just in the winter snow.
Rapperswil is a city that borders Northeastern Switzerland & Central Switzerland and lays direct at the end of Lake Zurich and Obersee. Rapperswil merged lately with the city of Jona and is a picturesque town and popular destination for hikers, bikers and families at the weekend in the vicinity of Zurich.
Sierre (German: Siders) is a city in Central Valais. While the city is in the French part of Valais, there is a large German-speaking population and you will encounter many people being fluent in both languages.
Crans Montana is a town in Canton Valais, Switzerland. Although everyone knows the name Crans Montana, the area is actually made up of three communes - Crans, Montana and Aminona.
Bonndorf im Schwarzwald (short form: Bonndorf), a 7,000 inhabitant town in the Black Forest in the very southwest of Germany, is in the district of Waldshut in the land of Baden-Württemberg.
Fribourg is a city in Switzerland that is also the canton's capital and economic center. The city was founded in 1157 by Herzog Berthold IV of Zaehringen.
Saas-Fee is the biggest town in the Saas valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. The valley is a destination for winter sport, with the slopes in Saas fee being one of the few places in the region where skiing in summer is possible.
Murten (German: Murten, French: Morat) is a predominately German speaking town located on the German/French language barrier in the Three Lakes area of Switzerland.
Domodossola is the largest city in the Ossola district, and the second-largest city in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in Piedmont, in Northwest Italy.
Schaffhausen is a city in north-eastern Switzerland on the river Rhine, next to the German border. Its prime tourist attraction are the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfalls.
Titisee-Neustadt is a spa town on the north shore of Lake Titisee, in the Black Forest.
Saint-Ursanne is a small village located on the Doubs river in Canton Jura, Switzerland. Saint-Ursanne is noted for the its highly picturesque old town located in a peaceful rural area.
Avenches is located in the Three Lakes area of Switzerland. It is a small town with approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
Freiburg im Breisgau is a major city in Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, situated on the edge of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald). Picturesquely located on the river Dreisam, in between green mountainsides, it enjoys one of the sunniest and warmest climates among German cities.
Sion (German: Sitten) is the capital of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. With a population of 28.
Stein am Rhein is a town in the eastern part of Switzerland. It is situated on the river Rhine, at the western end of Lake Constance (Untersee).
Neuchâtel (German: Neuenburg) is a small town in western Switzerland. Neuchâtel is part Suisse Romande — the French speaking Switzerland.
The Verzasca Valley is a long narrow valley located in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. This valley offers a wild and fascinating landscape, with the Alps on one side and a lake on the other.
Schonwald Im Schwarzwald, or Schonwald (German: Schönwald im Schwarzwald) is a small village in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was here that the Cuckoo clock was invented in 1737 and the village, naturally, expoits this historic claim to fame.
Emmendingen is a city 17 km north of Freiburg, within the Black Forest region in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Triberg Im Schwarzwald is a small quiet German town located in Baden-Württemberg, in the heart of the Black Forest and is an enjoyable vacation spot. This city is popular for both its waterfall and its cuckoo clocks.
Cannobio is a town on Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, Italy. It lies at the end of the Cannobina Valley on the west side of the lake.
Villingen-Schwenningen is a twin town at the east side of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Baden-Württemberg.
Tenero is a small town located on the northern shore Lake Maggiore in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. It is about 4 km from Locarno.
Villars sur Ollon is a village in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud. It is part of the municipality of Ollon.
La Chaux-de-Fonds is in Switzerland. The city has an impressive heritage of watch making and has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as "La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning".
Baveno is a quaint town of 4,500 residents near Stresa on the shore of the Borromean Bay, a western arm of Lake Maggiore, in Piedmont, Italy.
The Val Lumnezia or Val Lugnez is a side valley and political commune in the Surselva in Switzerland. At the end of the valley sits the town of Vrin.
Leysin, Switzerland in the commune of Vaud is a laid back, non-posh, non-pretentious mountain village in the Vaud Alps, above Montreux. It also happens to be the site of a ski resort with awesome off piste possibilities.
The Italian Lake District stretches across Northern Italy. The land around the southern ends of most of the lakes is relatively flat (part of the River Po Plain), but the northern ends are mountainous, as the lakes reach deep into the Alps.
Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore or Lago Verbano) is a large lake on the south side of the Alps, mostly in the Italian Lake District and the northern part in Switzerland. The west side of the Italian part is in the Piedmont region and the east side in Lombardy.
Lucens is a city in the Jura region of Western Switzerland. It has its place in Swiss history as the location of a experimental nuclear reactor which was destroyed in a partial meltdown in 1969, Switzerland's most serious nuclear accident to date.
Radolfzell is a city in southern Germany in the Lake Constance Region about 20 km north-west of Konstanz and 10 km east of Singen.
Vals is a village and valley in Graubunden, in the Surselva district.
Stresa is a small town (population 5,000) on the south side of the Borromean Bay, a western arm of Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, Northern Italy. The Borromean Islands (Isole Borromee) are a group of three small islands, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori (also called Isola Superiore) and Isola Madre, and two islets in the Borromean Bay and together totalling just 20 ha in area.
Luino (Western Lombard: Lüin) is a city on the shore of Lake Maggiore in Varese Province, in the Lombardy region of Italy.
The town of Laax is in the Surselva valley of Graubunden in Switzerland.
Colmar is a city in Alsace, France. It was the last town in France to be freed after the second World War, on February 2, 1945.
Tuttlingen is a large town in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany.
Saint-Maurice is a cosy small town in Valais, Switzerland. It looks back on a long history, with the first mention in the year 200 as a Roman outpost.
Bellinzona is a city in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Ticino.
Vevey is one of the main cities of the Swiss Riviera, in the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland.
Martigny (German: Martinach) is a town in the French-speaking part of Valais. It lies in the Rhone valley and is one of the economic centres of the region.