Swiss cities

The best of Switzerland's cities

Bern - Unlike Switzerland's larger cities, the country's capital still has an almost medieval, Swiss village feel, with pedestrian-friendly streets and shopping arcades, pretty gardens, and a river clean enough to swim in... Full Story

Zurich - Switzerland's largest city and banking capital, Zurich is the prettiest of the country's big cities, with some fine churches (one decorated with stained glass windows by Chagall). Its oldest quarter is spread over the steep banks on either side of the swan-filled Limmat River as it flows out of the Zürichsee (Lake Zurich)... Full Story

Basel - Basel's sheer number of museums (27) makes it an art capital of Switzerland (especially for modern art), but is also has some quirkier sights—like the pylon on the Rhine River where you can walk in a circle and move from Switzerland into Germany, then France, and back into Switzerland... Full Story

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in December 2011.
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