With direct services to Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Zurich,
Luzern and St.Gallen in the heart of the city from most parts of
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of
the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where
the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and
cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters
of the Red Cross is known as the "capital of peace".
Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features
quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old
town of Bern has been entered in the list of UNESCO Cultural World
Heritage Sites and thanks to its 6 kilometres of arcades - the
locals refer to them as 'Lauben' - boasts one of the longest
weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe.
Located on both sides of the Rhine, in the three-country-corner
of Switzerland, Germany and France, Basel is the third largest city
in Switzerland. Not only diverse cultures, but also a multifaceted
history, modern art and architecture converge here.
As a "metropolis of experiences" by the water, with a
magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich
Downtown Switzerland offers a unique mixture of attractions - over
50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion
labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively
nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a
visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart
of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain.