Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport by Anthony LambertSwitzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport by Anthony Lambert

Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport

byAnthony Lambert

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This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's guide to Switzerland continues to offer a unique perspective in how to get the most out of this mountainous country travelling only by public transport - a timely release with the Gotthard Base Tunnel transforming north-south train services. Switzerland is home to the world's finest public transport network and for visitors the Swiss Travel System is a revelation. The comfort, efficiency and frequency of train, bus, boat and cable car services - all perfectly dovetailed - explain why so many Swiss don't bother to own to car. For visitors, you cannot reach many of the finest sights in the country by road, and there are over a dozen car-free resorts for those who want to experience the peace and clean air of the mountains. For walkers and cyclists, there are superbly maintained and signed networks of paths - over 64,000 kilometres of footpaths and many surprisingly unhilly cycle paths beside lakes and rivers. Bradt's Switzerland is unique. No other guide book to Switzerland is organised for those using public transport, which is the easiest, most enjoyable and responsible way to travel. The guide also offers significant depth of coverage as well as a breadth which encompasses culture, architecture, landscapes, walking and cycling, not to mention railway enthusiasts! What's more, in a country that is known for being expensive, Bradt's Switzerland suggests a host of money-saving tips that could reduce costs. Also in this new edition, a new section on food and wine, with a listing of the most highly ranked restaurants. Switzerland has far more than its fair share of the world's most beautiful landscapes - even commuters into the largest city, Zürich, have a journey worth travelling half way round the world to see. Though mountains and lakes cover most of the country's regions, each offers something quite different - and the four official languages add colour and variety to the country's people, architecture and cuisine. Switzerland's cities are among the world's most beautiful - and safest. Its capital, Bern, is a World Heritage Site for its 6 kilometres of covered arcades, providing sheltered access to hundreds of independent shops to enthral the most jaded of shoppers. Luzern's lakeside setting is unrivalled, with mountains in every direction and the floodlit city walls providing a breathtaking backdrop to the historic centre. Both Lausanne and Geneva look out over Lac Léman, and Basel is enhanced by a broad sweep of the Rhine. With Bradt's Switzerland: a guide to the country by public transport, you can enjoy all the qualities that help to make Switzerland and its cities constantly ranked as the most liveable in the world.
Anthony Lambert has been visiting Switzerland since childhood and has a deep affection for the country. He has written or contributed to half a dozen guide books and written 15 books about railways and travel. He has written about travel and railway journeys for such newspapers and magazines as The Daily Telegraph, Orient-Express Magaz...
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Title:Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public TransportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Tourist information, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Maps, Health, Disabled travellers, Electricity, Money, Budgeting, Accommodation, Drinking, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Language, Media and communications Chapter 2 The Swiss Travel System General advice, Trains, Postbuses, Car, Tourist offices, Using this book Chapter 3 Special Trains William Tell Express, Centovalli Roundtrip, Golden Pass Line, Golden Pass Panoramic, Glacier Express, Palm Express, Bernina Express, Pre-Alpine Express/Voralpen Express, Chocolate Train Chapter 4 Walking and Cycling SwitzerlandMobility, Walking, Cycling, Maps and guides for walking and cyclingPART 2 THE GUIDE Chapter 5 Zurich Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 6 Around Zurich Zürichsee (Lake Zürich), Zürich HB-Üetliberg, Zürich HB-Sihlbrugg, Zürich HB-Zug, Zug- Arth-Goldau, Zug-Zürich HB via Affoltern, Zürich HB-Brugg, Dietikon-Wohlen, Lenzburg-Rotkreuz, Zug-Luzern, Zürich Flughafen-Zürich HB- Ziegelbrücke, Ziegelbrücke-Linthal, Zürich HB-Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Pfäffikon-Arth-Goldau & Wädenswil-Einsiedeln, Rapperswil-Winterthur, Zürich Stadelhofen-Esslingen, Zürich HB-Hinwil/Rapperswil , Wetzikon-Effretikon, Zürich HB-Winterthur, Winterthur-Bülach-Koblenz, Zürich HB-Niederweningen/Bülach-Schaffhausen, Zürich-Baden Chapter 7 The Northeast Winterthur-St Gallen, St Gallen-Trogen, St Gallen-Wattwil-Rapperswil, St Gallen-Romanshorn, St Gallen-Gais-Appenzell, Gais-Altstätten Stadt, Gossau-Herisau-Appenzell-Wasserauen, Gossau-Sulgen, Wil-Nesslau-Neu St Johann, St Gallen-Rorschach, Rorschach-Romanshorn, Rorschach-Heidens, Romanshorn-Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen-Erzingen, Schaffhausen-Thayngen, Schaffhausen-Winterthur, Winterthur-Etzwilen/Stein am Rhein, Winterthur-Romanshorn, Frauenfeld-Wil, Wil-Weinfelden-Kreuzlingen, Rorschach-Sargans, Rheineck-Walzenhausen Chapter 8 Bern Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, What to see and do Chapter 9 The Eastern Bernese Mittelland Bern Fischermättelli-Bahnhofplatz-Worb Dorf , Bern-Worb Dorf, Bern-Solothurn, Solothurn-Moutier , Solothurn-Niederbipp-Langenthal, Solothurn-Olten, Oensingen-Balsthal, Solothurn-Burgdorf, Burgdorf-Konolfingen-Thun, Bern-Olten, Langenthal-St Urban Ziegelei, Bern-Luzern, Langnau-Burgdorf, Ramsei-Affoltern-Weier, Wolhusen-Huttwil-Langenthal Chapter 10 The Western Bernese Mittelland Bern-Biel/Bienne, Lyss-Büren an der Aare, Biel/Bienne-Neuchâtel, Biel/Bienne-La Chaux-de-Fonds, Sonceboz-Sombeval-Moutier, Biel/Bienne- Delémont, Biel/Bienne-Solothurn, Biel/Bienne- Ins, Lyss-Murten-Payerne-Palézieux, Bern-Neuchâtel, Ins-Murten-Courtepin-Fribourg, Bern-Lausanne, Flamatt-Laupen, Fribourg-Payerne-Yverdon, Romont-Bulle, Bern-Schwarzenburg Chapter 11 Bernese Oberland Bern-Belp-Thun, Bern-Thun-Spiez-Interlaken Ost, Interlaken, Lake Thun, Interlaken-Zweilütschinen-Lauterbrunnen, Wilderswil-Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp-Mürren, Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch, Zweilütschinen-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg, Spiez-Zweisimme, Spiez-Brig Chapter 12 Luzern Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, What to see Chapter 13 Around Luzern Lake Luzern, The Swiss Path, Vitznau-Rigi, Arth-Rigi, Luzern-Lenzburg, Luzern- Olten, Zofingen-Lenzburg, Luzern- Stans-Engelberg (LSE), Luzern-Meiringen, Alpnachstad-Pilatus, Meiringen-Innertkirchen, Meiringen-Interlaken, Brienz-Rothorn, Luzern-Airolo Chapter 14 Basel and the Northwest Basel, Basel-Rodersdorf, Basel-Delémont, Delémont-Porrentruy-Boncourt, Porrentruy-Bonfol, Basel-Olten, Liestal-Waldenburg, Sissach- Olten, Olten-Brugg, Aarau-Schöftland, Aarau-Menziken, Basel-Brugg-Zürich Chapter 15 Neuchâtel and Jura Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel-Boudry, Neuchâtel- La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds- Le Locle, Le Locle-Les Brenets, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Glovelier, Le Noirmont-Tavannes, La Chaux-de-Fonds- Les Ponts-de-Martel, Neuchâtel-Travers- Buttes/Pontarlier, Neuchâtel-Yverdon-Les-Bains, Yverdon-Les-Bains-Ste-Croix, Yverdon-Les-Bains- Lausanne, Chavornay-Orbe, Lausanne-Cossonay-Vallorbe, Vallorbe-Le Day-Le Brassus Chapter 16 Geneva and Lausanne Geneva, Lac Léman, Coppet-Geneva-Annemasse-Evian, Geneva-La Plaine- Bellegarde, Geneva-Lausanne, Nyon-La Cure, Morges-Bière/ L'Isle-Mont-la-Ville, Lausanne, Ouchy- Les Croisettes, Lausanne Flon-Echallens- Bercher, Lausanne-Vevey Chapter 17 Vevey and Montreux Vevey, Vevey-Mont Pèlerin, Vevey-Puidoux-Chexbres, Vevey-Les Pléiades, Blonay- Chamby, Vevey-Montreux, Montreux, Montreux (Territet)-Glion, Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye, Montreux-Zweisimmen-Lenk, Montbovon-Gruyères-Bulle-Palézieux, Bulle- Broc, Montreux-Aigle Chapter 18 Southeast Vaud and the Valais Aigle, Aigle-Leysin, Aigle- Les Diablerets Aigle-Champéry, Aigle- Martigny, Bex-Bévieux-Villars, Villars-Col-de-Bretaye, St Maurice-St Gingolph, Martigny-Vallorcine, Martigny-Orsières/Le Châble, The Great St Bernard, Martigny-Brig, Brig-Domodóssola, Brig-Domodóssola, Brig- Zermatt, Zermatt-Gornergrat, Brig- Andermatt, Realp-Gletsch-Oberwald, Andermatt-Göschenen, Oberwald- Meiringen, Oberwald-Airolo, Airolo- Andermatt, Andermatt-Furka-Oberwald Chapter 19 Ticino Airolo-Lugano, Lugano, Lake Lugano, Around Lugano, Lugano-Ponte Tresa, Lugano-St Moritz, Luino-Cadenazzo, Bellinzona- Locarno, Locarno, Lake Maggiore, Around Locarno, Locarno-Domodóssola, Lugano-Chiasso, Capolago-Generoso Chapter 20 Graubünden Andermatt-Chur, Disentis-Biasca, Chur-Bellinzona, Chur-Arosa, Chur-St Moritz, St Moritz-Scuol-Tarasp, The Swiss National Park, St Moritz/Samedan-Tirano, Filisur-Davos-Chur, Chur-Ziegelbrücke Appendices 1 Language 2 Useful addresses 3 Railway and Postbus Routes by Timetable Number 4 Further info Index

Editorial Reviews

This guide to Switzerland by all forms of public transport is the most detailed and reliable on the shelf.