Switzerland

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Matterhorn

For the ultimate alpine experience, Switzerland is the place to be. Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa or Piz Bernina, these are just a few of the fifty peaks over four-thousand meters high. Famous massifs include Berner Oberland, Wallis (Valais) and Jura, and there are many, many more. Wintertime is for the skiing jet-set of course, but in summer, from July until September, hiking trails and mountain huts are open all across the country. Popular are the regions of Valais (Wallis) with the Jungfrau and the Aletsch glacier, Graubünden in the east, Tessin (Ticino) in the south, and Fribourg in the west.

There are 6 official national long distance hiking trails, and 53 regional long distance trails. This number is growing. European long distance trail E1, E2 (small tip), E4 and E5 pass through Switzerland, coinciding with national trails. The Swiss Alps are literally strewn with more than 150 excellent mountain huts for hikers to stay overnight and have a meal. In the height of summer the huts in popular regions can get crowded. Given all the information available on the internet, in guide-books and on maps, you can easily plan your own hiking itinerary from hut to hut, combining day-hikes into a multi-day itinerary ranging from an easy hike with kids to crossing glaciers in full gear for the experienced mountaineer.

In addition, no other country in Europe is so completely neat and orderly as Switzerland. Truly everything is well-organized, from cable cars to accommodation, from trail maintenance to waymarking, from maps and guidebooks to around the clock alpine rescue from the air. The Swiss Alpine Club even boasts the world's most futuristic mountain hut, the dazzling New Monte Rosa Hut, to be opened late in 2009. If it were possible to order fine weather in advance, the Swiss would surely be the first to offer this service.

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Books

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  • Compendium
  • - The amazing debut of a fresh photographic talent- In this book’s spacious format Michael von Hassel’s fascinating works reveal all of their intensity- With texts by Mon Muellerschoen, Andrew J. West, Kai Diekmann, Joko Winterscheidt, Markus Lüpertz, Claudius Seidl, Rolf Sachs, Sebastian Fitzek, Dorothee Gräfin von Posadowsky, Billur Tansel,... Read more
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  • Compendium
  • - The amazing debut of a fresh photographic talent- In this book’s spacious format Michael von Hassel’s fascinating works reveal all of their intensity- With texts by Mon Muellerschoen, Andrew J. West, Kai Diekmann, Joko Winterscheidt, Markus Lüpertz, Claudius Seidl, Rolf Sachs, Sebastian Fitzek, Dorothee Gräfin von Posadowsky, Billur Tansel,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2009
  • Geneva & Western Switzerland
  • 8 car tours, many suggestions for train, funicular and cable car rides, 150 long and short walks (of which 36 are specially tailored to motorists) Longer than the normal 'Landscapes' guide, this book covers a lot of ground - from the shores of Lake Geneva to the Swiss Jura, the Bernese Oberland and the valleys of the Valais. Although a car is... Read more
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Belgium
2009
  • Geneva & Western Switzerland
  • 8 car tours, many suggestions for train, funicular and cable car rides, 150 long and short walks (of which 36 are specially tailored to motorists) Longer than the normal 'Landscapes' guide, this book covers a lot of ground - from the shores of Lake Geneva to the Swiss Jura, the Bernese Oberland and the valleys of the Valais. Although a car is... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
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2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
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  • Frommer's Switzerland
  • The best of the great outdoors, from hiking the Swiss mountains to exploring the sparkling lakes of central Switzerland--and even strolling along the palm-lined waterfront promenades in the Ticino.Insider advice on planning your ideal ski vacation, whether you prefer schussing down a Swiss mountainside in isolation and retiring to a peaceful... Read more
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  • Frommer's Switzerland
  • The best of the great outdoors, from hiking the Swiss mountains to exploring the sparkling lakes of central Switzerland--and even strolling along the palm-lined waterfront promenades in the Ticino.Insider advice on planning your ideal ski vacation, whether you prefer schussing down a Swiss mountainside in isolation and retiring to a peaceful... Read more
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  • Switzerland
  • Ever wish you had a best friend in Switzerland? Someone to show you the ropes?Wish granted.Filled with 100 interviews with people who live, work, and adventure in Switzerland, this book will give you:Directions to hidden-away trails, waterfalls, castles, and viewpointsLists of must-try dishes and wines (and where to find them)Unique and... Read more
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  • Switzerland
  • Ever wish you had a best friend in Switzerland? Someone to show you the ropes?Wish granted.Filled with 100 interviews with people who live, work, and adventure in Switzerland, this book will give you:Directions to hidden-away trails, waterfalls, castles, and viewpointsLists of must-try dishes and wines (and where to find them)Unique and... Read more
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  • The Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club
  • The history of the Swiss Alpine Club and the alpinists' first mountain huts go hand in hand - both first appearing in 1863. In 2013, 150 years later 'The Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club' has been published as a celebration of these icons of the Swiss mountain landscape. The huts now belong to the cultural heritage of the Swiss Alps and the... Read more
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  • The Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club
  • The history of the Swiss Alpine Club and the alpinists' first mountain huts go hand in hand - both first appearing in 1863. In 2013, 150 years later 'The Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club' has been published as a celebration of these icons of the Swiss mountain landscape. The huts now belong to the cultural heritage of the Swiss Alps and the... Read more
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  • Bergfloh
  • Wandelen met kinderen in Zwitserland. Dagtochten en wandelingen tot 3 dagen. Read more
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  • Wandelen met kinderen in Zwitserland. Dagtochten en wandelingen tot 3 dagen. Read more
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  • Let's Go Austria And Switzerland
  • <div>Completely revised and updated, <i>Let's Go: Austria and Switzerland</i> is your insider's guide to the Alpine countries. Our forty-five years of travel savvy deliver must-have tips and insights--from listings for regional festivals and arts events to a guide to eating Swiss fondue. This edition features expanded coverage... Read more
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  • Let's Go Austria And Switzerland
  • <div>Completely revised and updated, <i>Let's Go: Austria and Switzerland</i> is your insider's guide to the Alpine countries. Our forty-five years of travel savvy deliver must-have tips and insights--from listings for regional festivals and arts events to a guide to eating Swiss fondue. This edition features expanded coverage... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Pam on the Map
  • Pam on the Map: Switzerland (retrospective)In 2007, Pam Stucky and five other family members embarked on a family heritage trip to Switzerland. Throughout their travels, Pam and her "cub reporters" wrote home regularly to bring the trip to life for friends and family. Together, the six travelers enjoyed a trek through a vineyard trail, took a... Read more
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  • Pam on the Map
  • Pam on the Map: Switzerland (retrospective)In 2007, Pam Stucky and five other family members embarked on a family heritage trip to Switzerland. Throughout their travels, Pam and her "cub reporters" wrote home regularly to bring the trip to life for friends and family. Together, the six travelers enjoyed a trek through a vineyard trail, took a... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
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Netherlands
  • Elbe-Radwanderweg Bad Schandau - Magdeburg 1 : 75 000. Radwanderatlas
  • Mit Citykarten, Stra ennamen zur besseren Orientierung, farbig hervorgehobenen Ausflugszielen, Sehensw rdigkeiten der Umgebung in Text und Bild und alle regionalen und berregionalen Wander- und Radwanderwege sowie ausgewiesene Radtourenvorschl ge mit Entfernungsangabe in Kilometern. Mit Unterst tzung durch den ADFC Sachsen e.V. und den ADFC... Read more
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  • Elbe-Radwanderweg Bad Schandau - Magdeburg 1 : 75 000. Radwanderatlas
  • Mit Citykarten, Stra ennamen zur besseren Orientierung, farbig hervorgehobenen Ausflugszielen, Sehensw rdigkeiten der Umgebung in Text und Bild und alle regionalen und berregionalen Wander- und Radwanderwege sowie ausgewiesene Radtourenvorschl ge mit Entfernungsangabe in Kilometern. Mit Unterst tzung durch den ADFC Sachsen e.V. und den ADFC... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lotschental - Aletschgebiet 33K Swisstopo Hiking 3324T
  • Lotschental – Aletschgebiet area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3324T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information. The title... Read more
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  • Schelswig-Holstein South Cycling Region Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Cycling routes in the southern part of Schelswig-Holstein presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000. The guide covers two long-distance trails: a circuit around the Holstein Schweiz plus, further south, the medieval Old Salt Road trade route which runs on well-maintained bike paths along the Elbe-Lübeck canal from... Read more
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  • Basel - Sundgau - Blaueberg - Gempen Swisstopo Hiking 213T
  • Basel area, map No. 213T, at 1:50,000 in a special hiking edition of the country’s topographic survey, published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography, identical to the standard version of the survey, is highly regarded for its superb use of graphic relief and hill shading to provide an almost 3-D picture of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hoher Freschen Swisstopo 228
  • Hoher Freschen, map No. 228, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. The map covers mainly Austria, extending east to Au.Highly regarded for their superb use of... Read more
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  • Berne and Surroundings Swisstopo 2502
  • Map No. 2502, Berne and the Surrounding Area STANDARD EDITION, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Swisstopo). Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps give an almost 3-D picture of Switzerland`s mountainous terrain. Contours are at 10 m intervals, with 20m intervals in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel - Lucerne Swisstopo 102
  • Swiss topographic survey at 1:100,000 from Swisstopo, highly regarded for it superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, presenting an almost 3-D picture of the country`s mountainous terrain. Coverage is available either as small size standard sheets – Nos 26 to 48, each covering 70 x 48 km / 43 x 30 miles approx, or as larger size maps -... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berne - Fribourg Swisstopo 5016
  • Berne - Fribourg area, map No. 5016, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel Swisstopo 213
  • Basel, map No. 213, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps give an almost 3-D... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel - Laufen - Olten Swisstopo 5029
  • Basel - Laufen - Olten area, map No. 5029, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland (No. 746), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel Swisstopo 26
  • Swiss topographic survey at 1:100,000 from Swisstopo, highly regarded for it superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, presenting an almost 3-D picture of the country`s mountainous terrain. Coverage is available either as small size standard sheets – Nos 26 to 48, each covering 70 x 48 km / 43 x 30 miles approx, or as larger size maps -... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sardona Tectonic Arena - UNESCO World Heritage Site Swisstopo Hiking 5080T
  • Sardona Tectonic Arena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on map No. 5080T at 1:50,000 in a special hiking edition of Switzerland’s topographic survey, with a geological map of the region and additional highlighting for the area’s 53 especially interesting natural sites plus for 41 other locations including museums and various institutions.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gstaad - Lenk - Adelboden Swisstopo Hiking 3304T
  • Gstaad - Lenk - Adelboden area of the western Bernese Oberland at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3304T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information.... Read more
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