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Lonely Planet Discover 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. Discover the best of Switzerland and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Discover Switzerland:
- Full-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, architecture, politics, sports, spas, cuisine, wine, and more
- Over 35 colour local maps
- Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Travel with Kids, and Trains, Ferries & Cable Cars
- Coverage of Geneva, the West, Bern Jura, Mittelland, Bernese Oberland, Central Switzerland, Valais, Zermatt, Zurich, Lake Constance, the Northeast, St Moritz, Graubunden, the Southeast, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Switzerland, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Switzerland guide.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Kerry Christiani, Sally O'Brien, Damien Simonis, and Nicola Williams.
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.
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Ryan grew up in Santa Cruz, California, which he left at age 17 for college in the Midwest, where he first discovered snow. All joy of this novelty soon wore off. His first job was in Chicago at a small muckraking publication where he had the impressive title of Managing Editor because he was second on a two-person editorial staff and the first person was called Editor. After a year of 60-hour weeks, Ryan took his first trip to Europe, which lasted for seven months and confirmed his long-suspected wanderlust. Since then his byline has appeared in scores of publications and he has covered everything from wars to bars. He definitely prefers the latter. He wrote Lonely Planet's Chicago and Moscow, co-wrote Texas, Canada and Western Europe, and coordinated Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, Great Lakes, Out to Eat - London, Netherlands, and Britain. In the future, Ryan hopes to add more warm-weather destinations to this list, although covering places filled with pubs is a novelty that never wears out. He currently lives in San Francisco and works as author liaison manager at Lonely Planet's Oakland office.
Most helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Lonely Planet does it again.
By Moose Man
This lonely planet book is very useful and full of tips and facts. Couldn't have planned my trip to Switzerland without it!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great addition to the Lonely Planet Discover series.
By P Garcia
This is a great Switzerland version of the Lonely Planet Discover series. It lives up to the standards of previous books in the series that I've used on previous trips in regards to suggesting important major landmarks and attractions to check out, etc. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I felt like it did not cover Zurich as much as I feel like it should have, given that Zurich is a major city in Switzerland. For example, the map included for Zurich in the book did not cover all of the neighborhoods they described in the text (i.e. the hipster/young/night life neighborhoods behind the major train station). So it was a bit of hassle to find another map to carry around and figure out what areas the book was talking about on another map. Otherwise, this book was great for figuring out what lakes to check out, what areas of the Alps to hike, and small towns to visit.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Worth the Money
Book has plenty of info and is helping with planning trip! True test will be when I am in Switzerland putting it to use I guess.