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Planning a trip to Switzerland, Austria, or Liechtenstein is now easier than ever, thanks to the Web. Not so many years ago, a town like Mendrisio, Switzerland or a castle like Austria's Heidenreichstein might have rated a paragraph in a guidebook. Today, each has a Web site with photos and practical information for visitors.

Here at Switzerland & Austria for Visitors, you'll find a whole slew of Internet resources to help you get started on planning your next vacation or business trip. You can locate articles on your favorite topics and destinations in a convenient subject index. Here are some examples of articles in various categories:

Destinations Interlaken
Famous sights Castle of Chillon, Montreux
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
Practical information Where to Stay in Switzerland
Zürich Airport
Excursions Jungfraujoch Railway
Lake Lucerne by Steamer
Transportation Glacier Express
Driving in Switzerland
Museums/Monuments Swiss Transportation Museum
Spanish Riding School, Vienna
Active Vacations Bicycling in Switzerland
Hiking Tours
Winter Resort Reports St.Moritz
Hintertux, Tyrol

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Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Other benefits:

To compare vehicles and rates, see:

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For car rentals under 21 days:

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Traveling by train?
Get free schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)

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