Rick Steves' Switzerland
ISBN: 1641715197
EAN13: 9781641715195
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 25, 2023
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland.
This book guides you through bustling Zurich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate.
Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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   Rick compares Geneva to Buffalo and Cleveland.
As for Geneva and other spots not mentioned in the guidebook, he concentrates on what he thinks makes for the best two to three-week adventure. Yes, Gimmelwald is small, but right in the center of some great activities in the Berner Oberland. Geneva and Grenoble share the nice to live but I would not want to visit award ceremony. Both are located on lakes Erie and Cleveland, near the Pennsylvania line. Both are famous, although name familiarity is a rotten reason to go somewhere. If you want a Swiss city, see Bern, but it's almost criminal to spend a sunny Swiss day somewhere else in the Alps. Steve Steves discovered the tape recorder in his car.
   I want my money back
Before I bought this, I read the reviews. I'd never bought a Rick Steves book before this one, so I don't know if this is common or not, but if he wants to make a book about his top picks of Switzerland, OK, I can do it. Tell us what you think. I was expecting a full-color guide to Switzerland, Mr. Caramore said. The quality of the illustrations is terrible. I'm not sure if this is because it's a Kindle edition, or if it's because I'm reading it on an iPad Kindle app, but the photographs are tiny -- and all in BandW. The two maps are the same. by the time you zoom them so you can actually see them, they're illegible because of deterioration in image quality. I would really like my money back, Mr. Rule told the judge.
   Very Useful
I like train travel in Europe and have found that Rick Steves does a good job of filling in the needed blanks. I spent almost a week in Switzerland last year and am going back again. Just knowing where to get your laundry done as you travel is worth the price of this book. Stuff New Zealand. I am delighted to confirm the laundry part. Thanks for the tip. Turned out my hotel was actually right on the corner from the only self-serve laundry in that part of the region and just down the street from the train station. What a lucky break! Wallpaper and background images in the Die Hard series.
   Same good quality but missing major part of country
The Rick Steves' guidebook offers the usual good advice about places to see, stay, and eat, but it completely overlooks Basel and the surrounding region, which is considered one of the richest areas for museums, art and architecture. Rick, you need to get to this part of Switzerland and check it out. In the meantime, that small city in Switzerland was excluded from the guidebook because readers don't buy it with the wrong expectations.
   Geneva is ommitted
I bought this book because I am planning a trip to Geneva and it was completely omitted from the book. The book was a waste of time and money for me.
   No mention of Geneva????
The problem is, the guide doesn't even mention Geneva. Nuff said the Harrisons were "100 percent behind George Bush." Rick, I love your suitcase but no more of your books guide.
Rick Steve's book is the most interesting guide to date. A friend of the writer planned their trip to Switzerland using this book and their trip was everything they hoped for. I have used the same book to plan my trip to Switzerland.
   It's still just Zwitzerland
We're big fans of Rick Steves and his books. However, Switzerland isn't France or Italy, and Rick hasn't had much to work with as it's still just Switzerland. It's still the best guide book on the country.
   A must for traveling
I always refer to Rick Steves when traveling and bouncing his books against others, because he is so witty. I highly recommend this book to anyone planning a trip to Switzerland. I was able to get some hotel discounts using his name and help with my itinerary.