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South African Travelling To Switzerland

Good day everyone. I would like to know which cities/town are worth travelling/visiting in Switzerland. We will be in Switzerland in June/July next year.

What do you recommend? And how many days per town?
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Welcome to the Forum. Summer is a great time to visit.

What types of activities do you like? Are you more of a museums/city person, or do you love to go up mountains and hike, or maybe just chill and have a picnic by the lake? There are so many options!
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Welcome to the EF!

Not in particular order:

Zurich
Baden
Basel
Bern
Luzern
Solothurn
Geneva
Lausanne
Montreaux
Lugano
Ticino
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We did go to a couple of museums in Italy and Netherlands ... but would say we've reached our limit of that :-)

City person ... I would say if it's old historical buildings, then for sure! One dream is to go and ski (and by ski I mean trying to just stand up for a couple of seconds and not fall down). Hiking would also be fine, as both my wife and I love to walk/jog.

So my guess would be ... 2 days for cities ... 2 days for skiing (or just visit a ski resort) and 2 days maybe for hiking.

But where?

If we had to choose 3 towns/cities (I know it's almost impossible) ... but which 3? One already being a ski resort ...

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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Why would you want to go to a ski resort in summer?

Thanks to certain well know travel writers, I find that different nationalities prefer different locations. I strongly recommend that you have a good look at this travel site to help you narrow down your options.

https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/...SAAEgKD5fD_BwE
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

I've heard some of the resorts advertising summer packages at their resorts ... probably just advertising. Will go and have a look at the website. Thank you.
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Or do the Grand Tour (or just pick parts of it)
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Why would you want to go to a ski resort in summer?

Thanks to certain well know travel writers, I find that different nationalities prefer different locations. I strongly recommend that you have a good look at this travel site to help you narrow down your options.

https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/...SAAEgKD5fD_BwE
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I've heard some of the resorts advertising summer packages at their resorts ... probably just advertising. Will go and have a look at the website. Thank you.
Practically you can but there's whole plethora of other summer activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, trail running, jogging and braai'ing in lekker areas of Alps.

However, if you really opt for summer skiing then Zermatt is the place to go:
https://www.matterhornparadise.ch/en.../summer-skiing
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Which area(s) in the Alps would you recommend. If skiing is not possible (or not recommended for that time of year ... it's fine). Just trying to get to do as much as possible.
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Welcome to the EF!

Not in particular order:

Zurich
Baden
Basel
Bern
Luzern
Solothurn
Geneva
Lausanne
Montreaux
Lugano
Ticino
Baden?

New York, London, Paris, Baden, Kwambonambi...
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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

Is Baden still in Switzerland or Germany?
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Is Baden still in Switzerland or Germany?
Baden-Baden is the one in DE.

Baden in Aargau is the one we are talking about

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bade...nd?wprov=sfti1

This town is great for hiking over ruins of the Stein castle and Roman architecture sightseeing, warm baths, medevial and baroque buildings (Solothurn is better for that though). Couple of good restaurants, beer garden, casino, pubs and hangout place for ABB & GE (former Alstom) employees. Generally a hub for meeting the expats and some limited nightlife scene.

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Re: South African Travelling To Switzerland

The cities are the least nice part of Switzerland, get out to the mountains and lakes!
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The cities are the least nice part of Switzerland, get out to the mountains and lakes!
Hardly, the cities were not descimated during WWII so they are quite intact and architecturally interesting, if that sort of thing rocks your boat.

Be careful you don't end up visiting too many places and seeing nothing..... sometimes better to concentrate on 2 or 3 and see them properly rather than having to come back or regret not seeing something interesting.

It's a holiday, not a race to see everything in one go, Europe will (should) be still around for a while yet
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