Switzerland & Austria:
Swiss Cities and Towns (P-Z)
Eastern Switzerland's biggest city is famous for its abbey library, cathedral,
and old town--but it's a lot hipper than you might think.
The banking quarter of St. Gallen has been turned into the city's living room,
with red carpeting on the streets and illuminated planetoids overhead.
The Rheinfall at Schaffhausen is Europe's biggest waterfall.
"Twin Peaks" isn't just a TV show. It's also an apt nickname for this
2,000-year-old town, which has a pair of ancient fortresses--including a chapel with the
world's oldest playable organ.
This medieval city is a gateway to the Bernese Oberland. It's also worth
visiting for its castle and other attractions.
Henri Nestlé and Charlie Chaplin are among the
residents and visitors who have found happiness in this cosmopolitan lakeside
resort, which is also the gateway to the Lavaux
Affordable Zürich Hotels
A guide to three Zürich hotels in the medium price range: the Franziskaner, the Du
Théâtre, and the Limmathof.
Shop in some of Europe's finest stores, enjoy hot chocolate and pastries, or open a Swiss
bank account on the most elegant street in Switzerland.
Zürich's greatest church was founded 900 years ago--possibly by the Emperor
Lake Zürich by Steamer
Cruise two hours to Rapperswil, the historic "town of roses," or sample the Zürisee's
attractions aboard a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner boat.
Layover in Zürich
If you have several hours between flights, here's what to do and see.
Zürich Beer Halls
Rub shoulders with the natives while enjoying Swiss-German comfort food at
Bierhalle Kropf, the Zeughauskeller, or the Rheinfelder Bierhaus.
The "little funicular that could" hauls 1.6 million passengers a year
from the Zürich riverfront to a hillside university campus with a great view of the city.
Where but in Switzerland would engineers have invented a baggage cart that goes
down escalators to an underground train station?
Zürich Trams and Buses
Zip around Switzerland's largest city with the VBZ Züri-Linie.
Zürich and Geneva Restaurant
In Switzerland, streetcars aren't just for transportation--you can also enjoy
a meal with beer or wine while touring by public transit.
Zürich's Street Parade
Since its modest beginnings in 1992, this annual summer event has grown into a
parade with 30 music floats that entertain 400,000 to 500,000 house and techno