Switzerland Guidebook

Switzerland Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • In-depth coverage of our favorite Swiss destinations
  • Great self-guided neighborhood walks
  • Easy-to-read maps

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What's Included

In Rick Steves Switzerland you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

  • Berner Oberland
    • ​Lauterbrunnen and Wengen
    • Gimmelwald and Mürren
    • Hikes and scenic mountain trains and lifts
    • Interlaken
  • Bern
  • Murten and Avenches
  • Luzern and nearby
    • ​Lake Luzern
    • Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi
  • Zürich
  • Appenzell and nearby
    • Appenzell town and nearby
    • Ebenalp
    • Liechtenstein
  • Zermatt and the Matterhorn
    • Hikes and scenic mountain trains and lifts
  • Lake Geneva and French Switzerland
    • Lausanne
    • Montreux and Château de Chillon
    • Gruyères and nearby
  • Lugano
  • Upper Engadine and nearby
    • Pontresina
    • Samedan
    • St. Moritz
    • Chur
  • Scenic rail journeys
    • Golden Pass
    • Gotthard Panorama Express
    • Bernina Express
    • Glacier Express
  • Switzerland in winter
    • Top winter destinations
    • Tips for skiing
    • Christmas celebrations
  • Practicalities
    • Outdoor tips for scenic trains, lifts, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing
    • Self-guided neighborhood walks
    • Easy-to-follow maps (including color map of Switzerland)
    • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, books and movies
    • Recommended two-week itinerary and advice on planning your time
    • Transportation: Trains, buses, city transit, and driving
    • Swiss history, culture, and cuisine
    • Handy German, French, and Italian survival phrases
    • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves
Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
Weight: 13 oz
Pages: 529
Publication date: April 2023 (11th edition)
Next edition arrives: July 2025

Updates and Feedback

Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in this guidebook, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.