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Travel Notes and Things to Do

These are some of our favorite things to do in Switzerland plus general travel notes. Some of these notes are written by Pauline, some were submitted by other Slow Travelers.


Vaud, for City, Animal and Art Lovers: Cities and things to do in the Vaud canton, when based in Lausanne (on Lake Geneva).

Gorged on Gruyères: Travel guide for this famous cheese-making village in western Switzerland in the Fribourg canton.

How to Enjoy Ticino the Slow Travel Way: Things to do in Lugano and the Ticino region.

Practical Notes for Lugano: Basic money and transportation information for Lugano, in the Ticino, southern Switzerland.

Switzerland Shops List: Some of my favorite Switzerland stores: handkerchief stores and hardware stores.

Hiking in Switzerland

Pauline's notes about hiking and the best regions for hiking.

Hiking in Switzerland - Introduction: When to go, where to go, the equipment you will need, resources.

Reading Hiking Signs: Hiking signs on the trails contain a lot of information. How to read them.

Mountain Rides: Descriptions of the different types of mountain rides to expect.

Hiking in Grindelwald: Grindelwald is one of the most popular mountains towns in the Berner Oberland, just south of Interlaken.

Hiking in Kandersteg: Kandersteg is at the end of a valley in the Berner Oberland.

Hiking in Gstaad: Gstaad is in the western-most valley of the Berner Oberland, near the French speaking part of Switzerland.

Hiking in Engelberg: Engelberg is at the end of a valley south of Lake Lucerne.

Switzerland Mountain Towns: Overview of the areas for hiking (in the Trip Planning section).

Recommended Hiking Guidebooks: Our favorite books (in the Trip Planning section).

Other Sections

Slow Travel Switzerland - Trip Planning - Mountain Towns

Slow Travel Photos: Pauline's photos of Switzerland

Kandersteg, Moutain Inn windows. 10/00

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