Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lonely Planet Switzerland (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Switzerland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ski through fresh powder in the Swiss Alps, listen to cowbells while enjoying a picnic in a mountain meadow, or feast on fondue in Gruyeres; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Switzerland Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, sports, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more
  • Over 130 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Outdoor Switzerland
  • Coverage of Geneva, Lake Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Jura, Basel, Aargau, Mittelland, Bernese Oberland, Valais, Central Switzerland, Zurich, Northeastern Switzerland, Ticino, Liechtenstein, Graubunden, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Switzerland, our most comprehensive guide to Switzerland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Switzerland? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Switzerland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams, Kerry Christiani, Sally O'Brien, and Damien Simonis.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Indian Ocean sunrises, a palm-fringed coastline and an endlessly fascinating cultural mix draw Mary back again and again to East and Southern Africa n the areas she writes most about for Lonely Planet. Originally from the USA, Mary spent her early years in Washington, DC n dreaming, more often than not, of how to get across an ocean or two to more exotic locales. After finishing graduate studies, she set off for several years in Europe. Her fascination with languages and cultures soon led her further south to Africa, where she has spent much of the past two decades living and working all around the continent, including in Mozambique and in Tanzania, where she is currently based. Mary has authored and co-authored many guidebooks for Lonely Planet, including Mozambique; Tanzania; South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland; East Africa; West Africa; and, Egypt.

Most helpful customer reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
3Looking for something different
By Kathy Heyse
While this book would be great for some one who is looking for an overview of Switzerland, I was looking for something more in depth. I was looking more for more in depth descriptions. Because I will be spending a month there, I was hoping for more ideas attractions that are not the norm for the casual traveler. However, this book would do well for the first time visitor or one who is not going to be there for a long time and wants to hit the highlights and must sees.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
3Not too deep, but OK
By pbatchou
The guide covers the usual LP territory: larger city maps, places to stay. As such it serves its purpose. The choice of suggested restaurants is questionable - the guide suggests quite a number of chinese and thai places, rather than local fare. Also, if you're looking beyond a place to stay, and want to learn more about the areas you are going to stay, you'll be disappointed - most places are covered by a few standard paragraphs. Would really suggest the official "myswitzerland" website - it's way much better for planning

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
2not especially useful
By jesfine
Picked this up last minute before leaving for a trip to Switzerland. Maybe more useful in larger cities. Was expecting something more guide-like, I guess. For example, for Grinderwald "getting there" made no mention of the train connections. Einsiedeln Klosterkirche: "All roads lead to the Klosterkirche, so follow the crowds..." (not in fact true). Seemed a bit breezy and thin. Information I did need wasn't there or too minimal to be of use. Recommendations by the writers to refer to various websites really not helpful. If I'm doing my own web reseach, I don't need to buy a guidebook. Overall disappointing, and a regretted weight in my backpack. Kind of expected better.

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