Geneva, Switzerland is the most cosmopolitan of the cities in
Switzerland. Mount Blanc provides the city a scenic background, but
Geneva is a working city famous for its international associations, such as
the Red Cross and the United Nations, as well as many international
financial firms Geneva is popular with some travelers, but we
recommend skipping it for other cities that, in a curious way, are more
Lugano, Switzerland is a pleasant place to while away the hours.
Although Lake Lugano is part of Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the
lakes known as the Italian Lakes, and we detail it in our
Italy coverage. However, the village of Lugano,Switzerland seems
to bring out the best in its namesake lake.
Lausanne, Switzerland, (photos above and below)) is a pleasant city that it
known more for its nearness to other attractions than its own offerings.
However, its Old Town is interesting and it has many charms, such as the
famous hotel, Château d'Ouchy, shown below which is in the waterfront
section of town known as Ouchy.
Basel, Switzerland is the drop-off point for many tours of the Rhine River.
It is a well-preserved city that is worth seeing, if you are in the
area. It has well-known cultural attractions enhanced by it sharing a
border with France and Germany.
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