Your Travel Guide for Switzerland and Tips for Bern, Montreux & Zurich


Top Things To Do in Switzerland


 

It’s one of the most expensive countries in Europe and definitely one of the most beautiful. That's why you should definitely plan a Europe and Switzerland road trip to explore the country.

 

Picturesque mountain views, hiking trails, beautiful lakes and delicious food – that’s all what you get while traveling through Switzerland.

The country is beautiful to visit every time of year! It’s perfect for skiing in winter and for hiking in summer.

 

Learn all about the most beautiful places for your Switzerland travel and get some money saving tips.

 



Let’s talk about money!


Where to sleep


It’s really expensive to make a reservation, even if you stay in a Hostel. It always costs between 30 CHF and 50 CHF per night.

 

You could spend some nights in an Airbnb apartement if you are more than two persons. If you want to spend some days in a Hotel, it will always cost between 90-150 CHF.

 

Where to eat


Eating out is very pricey (Coffee is around 5 CHF, McDonald’s around 13 CHF). It’s always the best option to buy your own groceries and to cook in your hostel or private Airbnb.

 

If you want to eat in a restaurant, you will spend 30-50 CHF per person –  it’s a very expensive option. For delicious fondue or raclette you will have to pay a minimum of 25 CHF, without beverage!

 

How to travel


The best way to drive from city to city is by bus, which cost around 2-5CHF per way.

 

Uber is also available and a cheap possibility. Always avoid Taxis and the Intercity trains, they are way to expensive!

 

What to do


Everything in Switzerland has student prices. But museums, hiking trails or lift tickets are a bit pricey.

 

Museums are around 10 CHF and day hiking excursions or adventure activities start with 70-100 CHF. Snowboard or Ski lift tickets cost from 27-75 CHF per day.

 



How to save money


1. Buy an ISIC Card


You can save 20-50% on museums and other tourist attractions with your ISIC student card.

 


2. Use BlaBlaCar/Uber


Transportation is expensive. Try to use BlaBlaCar or Uber to travel around Switzerland.


3. Airbnb&Couchsurfing


The best way to save a lot of money is to spend some nights in an apartment or to share a room.


4. Cook at home


Restaurants are extremely expensive. That’s why you should eat at home and buy your food in a grocery store.




Top Things to See in Switzerland



Visit Bern

It’s the capital of Switzerland and it offers an historic town center, beautiful sightseeing places and walkways.  Narrow streets, lovely buildings and churches come along with a beautiful river!

 


Visit Interlaken

It’s the place for every active traveler – you can go water-skiing, skiing, hiking or just enjoying nature.


Visit Montreux and Lausanne

Take a romantic walk on the beautiful lake and enjoy the mountain panorama.

 


Visit Blausee

It’s colors are magnificent and you will never forget all those shimmering shades of blues. Oh and there are Lamas!


Visit Lauterbrunnen

It’s an almost sleepy town, surrounded by mountains and beautiful waterfalls.


Visit Fribourg

Located on a beautiful river, the city offers inspiring views and cultural activities.


Explore Geneva

The beautiful Lake Geneva is known for it’s spectacular view.


Go to Zermatt

No better place to see the beautiful Matterhorn!


Visit Zurich

The wonderful city offers a wealth of culture, leisure and entertainment as well as a great nightlife, filled with bars and restaurants. Situated on the Zurich lake near the mountains you can enjoy delicious food and beautiful views.




What are your favorite places in Switzerland? Let me know in the comments!

 

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