"Switzerland" Switzerland by Paul2001

Switzerland Travel Guide: 15,355 reviews and 46,827 photos

Switzerland was always a country I wanted to visit. It had for me many quatilities that draw me to a country. They include mountain scenery, historical attractions and a wealth of fine art galleries. In fact for a nation that is not very large, one is caught off guard by how many interesting towns and attractions this country has.
Of course the mountain scenery is spectacular. In fact my photographs do not do mountains like the Matterhorn justice. One is overwhelmed by the beauty and size of the mountains as they hang over you. Switzerland also has several very interesting cities well worth visiting. They include Zurich, Basel, Bern and Luzern. Bern, besides being the nations capital, is probably one of the best perverved medieval cities in Europe. As I stated, Switzerland has several very good art galleries. Although they do not rank amongst the best in the world they should not be overlooked. They are especially noteworthy for their collections of 20th century art. Here you can see the works of Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and of course local hero, Paul Klee at their best.
I concluded after visiting Switzerland that the country had more to offer than just mountains. It has a rich cultural and historical past. If your time is limited in Europe but you have lots of money to spend, Switzerland is definitely worth a visit.

The One Bad Thing About Switzerland

There is one really bad thing about Switzerland. It is very expensive. In fact it is probably one of the most expensive nations in the world. Count on just about everything costing about 50 per cent more than what it would in North America.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning scenery, Great museums and galleries. Lovely cities.
  • Cons:Expensive!!!!!!
  • In a nutshell:A Great Introduction to Europe.
  • Last visit to Switzerland: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2016 at 2:56 AM

    Paul, I've enjoyed reading your new and updated tips on Switzerland. I don't go to Switzerland as often as I used to (because none of my friends are living there any more), but I do hope to visit Fribourg and Lausanne sometime soon.

    • Paul2001's Profile Photo
      Jul 19, 2016 at 1:21 PM

      Thank you for your comments and ratings. I think Switzerland is well worth the effort to visit. For a small country (in relation to Canada) it has so much to see.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Switzerland, despite the high prices. Many years ago I lived in Bern for a year as a student, and I have been back there a few times since.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    great to see Switzerland through your eyes, Paul ! For me the high prices in Switzerland are great - because they make sure I earn better money here ! ;-)

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Switzerland maybe expensive but the views must be great = I agree with Ibis a good class of hotels!


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