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Bradt Travel Guide: Switzerland: Without a Car

Travel GuideOut of Print

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: Anthony Lambert

356 pages, Col photos, 27 maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2009 | Edition: 4 | #185571 | ISBN-13: 9781841622811
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About this book

Switzerland is one of those countries where everything works -- and this extends to its transport system whose trains, buses and boats purr in seamless harmony.This fully updated guide has the latest route information -- including the recent opening of the Lotschberg base tunnel -- and provides everything a traveller needs to negotiate both the famous landmarks and little-known secrets of this compact country. It describes every railway line, reveals what there is to see from each station, and details the connecting journeys by steamer, postbus, funicular, cablecar, bicycle and on foot.

'The most comprehensive guide to Switzerland's transport system and the best reading.' The Times 'The bible for travellers to Switzerland.' Swiss Transport News 'The most detailed and reliable on the shelf.' The Bookseller 'This book is one of the best travel guides I have seen.' Today's Railways 'Anthony Lambert's guide is an excellent planning tool, allowing the reader to plan an individual route taking in alpine scenery and attractions.' EDP Saturday Magazine 'This excellent publication starts with a general introduction to the country and its superb trasport system, following which there are sixteen easily navigated chapters on specific regions and cities. In the opinion of many, myself included, Bradt guides are always a cut above the majority and this book can be recommended unreservedly to anyone with an interest in getting the most out of the Swiss transportation system whilst exploring the country.' Swiss Express


Contents

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Practical Information Chapter 2 Swiss Travel System Chapter 3 Special Trains Chapter 4 Walking and Cycling PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 5 Zurich Chapter 6 Aound Zurich Chapter 7 The Northeast Chapter 8 Bern Chapter 9 The Eastern Bernese Mittelland Chapter 10 The Western Bernese Mittelland Chapter 11 Bernese Oberland Chapter 12 Luzern Chapter 13 Around Luzern Chapter 14 Basel and the Northwest Chapter 15 Neuchatel and Jura Chapter 16 Geneva and Lausanne Chapter 17 Vevey and Montreux Chapter 18 Southeast Vaud and the Valais Chapter 19 Ticino Chapter 20 Graubunden Appendix I Language Appendix 2 Useful Addresses Appendix 3 Further Information Appendix 4 Railway and Postbus Routes by Timetable Number Index

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Biography

Anthony Lambert is a journalist and author with a keen interest in rail travel; he has travelled on over 40 countries' railway systems. He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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