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Switzerland — In the heart of Western Europe, Switzerland is the epicenter of the Alps. Famous for its political isolation and self-sufficiency, the country offers a wealth of activities year-round.

Why Go

For the Alps, naturally, plus cheese and chocolate, hiking, history, and skiing.

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Your Guide to Biking Europe's Bodensee (Lake Constance)

January 27, 2016 by Connie Hum

The Bodensee, or Lake Constance in English, is a lake and mountain region that winds around the borders of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The area, with its ... Read More »


3 Smaller Swiss Towns to Explore -- Plus Day Trips from Each

October 13, 2015 by Megan Eileen McDonough

From snow-capped mountains to lush valleys to green-blue rivers that quietly flow through medievaltowns, Switzerland has no shortage of picture-perfect places ... Read More »


Here's How You Can Afford Switzerland's Swanky Ski Resorts

July 30, 2015 by Christine Wei

We've all seen photos of the snow-capped villages and sparkling white slopesthat characterize Switzerland in winter. But the powder is just part of the picture ... Read More »


From Australia to Ontario: 6 Extended Trails for Every Type of Hiker

July 14, 2015 by Keith Flanagan

There are times when taking to the open road -- an escape from our day-to-day life -- is better suited by way of a long hike. From the cool coasts of the Great ... Read More »


The Best of Switzerland by Train -- Plus a Limited-Time Ticket Sale

May 14, 2015 by Nilina Mason-Campbell

Ever wanted to step into a living postcard? Switzerland -- with its sturdy mountains, lush grassy fields, and crystalline waterways -- is in the business of ... Read More »

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