Books about Switzerland


Rick Steves Switzerland

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland.

This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You’ll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.


Lonely Planet Switzerland (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Switzerland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ski through fresh powder in the Swiss Alps, listen to cowbells while enjoying a picnic in a mountain meadow, or feast on fondue in Gruyeres; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Switzerland Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, alpine villages, architecture, sports, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more
Over 70 local maps
Covers Geneva, Lake Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Jura, Basel, Aargau, Mittelland, Bernese Oberland, Valais, Central Switzerland, Zurich, Northeastern Switzerland, Ticino, Liechtenstein, Graubunden, and more


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Switzerland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Switzerland.

Whether you’re on the hunt for alpine scenery, folklore and music, or local festivals and markets, our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will be your partner on an unforgettable visit to Switzerland. Take day trips around the countryside; enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, or snowboarding; or simply take in the idyllic countryside and stunning views of Lake Geneva. Packed with insider tips, our guide to Switzerland includes the best hotels for every budget and the most fun places to take children and experience the best that Switzerland has to offer.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland

Detailed itineraries and “don’t miss” destination highlights at a glance.
Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
Area maps marked with sights.
Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland truly shows you Switzerland as no one else can.


Fodor’s Switzerland (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Switzerland, including the majestic Swiss Alps, charming villages and lakeside vistas, and Zürich’s cultural riches. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Lake Geneva to the Matterhorn
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on train rides, hiking, and fondue
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip


National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland

From bustling Zurich to the Swiss capital of Bern, from the Matterhorn in Zermatt to the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in the south, National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland guides you to the better- and lesser-known sights of this pristine European country. In between, you’ll discover the cultural and natural treasures–including hundreds of museums, architectural masterpieces, parks, and lakes–Switzerland has to offer.

Among the special features of National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland are sidebars detailing experiences throughout the country, to make sure that you get to know the culture, and the people, inside and out. You can learn about Swiss watchmaking in Biel, for example, make your own Swiss chocolate at a culinary workshop, and find the best local designers’ clothing in Zurich. Insider tips, in addition, provided by an array of National Geographic experts–photographers, writers, and grantees who have spent significant time in Switzerland–direct you to favorite restaurants, festivals, and other information that only locals know. Guided walks and drives are always a popular feature in our guides, and in National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland, these include a drive across the famous Great St. Bernard Pass, a hike through Appenzellerland and the Lake Constance region, and a walk from Sugiez to Môtier through the countryside during grape harvest.

To top it off, an extensive Travelwise section at the back of the guide provides hand-picked hotels and restaurants, tour recommendations, and a glossary that covers must-know words.

Books about Sweden


Lonely Planet Sweden (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the beauty of Stockholm’s glittering waterways and cobble-stoned streets, hike through the wild natural landscape of its northern regions, or dine on innovative Swedish cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sweden and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Sweden Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – including history, literature, cinema, design, architecture, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs.
Free, convenient pull-out Stockholm map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
Covers Stockholm, Lappland, the Far North, Ostersund, the Bothnian Coast, Uppsala, Central Sweden, Goteborg, the Southwest, Malmo, the South, the Southeast, Gotland, Visby, Stockholm Archipelago, and more


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden is your expert guide to this breathtaking country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of all cities and towns.

DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of this Scandinavian country region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.

What’s new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:

New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK’s Choice recommendations.
Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden truly shows you this country as no one else can.


The Rough Guide to Sweden

Let “The Rough Guide to Sweden” shows you the very best this unspool country has to offer: from the style-conscious capital, Stockholm, with its magnificent archipelago, to the vast pine forests of Swedish Lapland. Spend a night in the world-famous Ice hotel inside the Arctic Circle or laze on the sunny, sandy beaches of the Baltic island of Gotland – Sweden is much more than flat-pack furniture and meatballs. “The Rough Guide to Sweden” includes full color pictures to inspire your travels through this vast country of forests and lakes, detailed maps to help you on your way and expert background on everything from smorgasbords to saunas. With The Rough Guide to Sweden in your hand, you’ll find that Sweden offers superb value for money and is a gem waiting to be discovered – where seemingly everyone speaks perfect English. Make the most of your time with “The Rough Guide to Sweden”.


Sweden – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do’s, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken


Rick Steves Snapshot Stockholm

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Stockholm.

In this 112-page compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essentials of Stockholm, including City Hall, Old Town, and the Vasa Museum, which houses Europe’s best-preserved old warship. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves’ Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves’ European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

Books about Spain


Rick Steves Spain 2017

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Spain.

In this guide, you’ll find an inviting mix of exciting cities and cozy towns. Explore the lively cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla, and follow the Route of the White Hill Towns in Andalucía’s sun-drenched countryside. Experience the works of the great masters—from El Greco to Picasso to Dalí—and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Self-guided walks lead you through the castles, cathedrals, and villages of this ancient but modern land. End your day with a glass of Rioja wine and a plate of tapas—then join the locals for an evening of flamenco.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, along with street-by-street maps of key cities and towns.

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. Detailed transportation and other practical information will help you to get around easily by train, bus, or car.

What’s new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:

New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK’s Choice recommendations.
Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain truly shows you this destination as no one else can.


Lonely Planet Spain (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the exquisite perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean high country and laze on the Mediterranean’s best beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Spain Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, architecture, art, bullfighting, politics, food, Basque culture, flamenco, outdoor activities, politics
Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps
Covers Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Navarra, Seville, Granada, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Andalucía, Extremadura and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Spain, our most comprehensive guide to Spain, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled

Looking for a guide focused on Barcelona or Madrid? Check out Lonely Planet’s Barcelona and Lonely Planet’s Madrid guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich guide to the city’s most popular attractions; or Pocket Barcelona and Pocket Madrid, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Western Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all Western Europe has to offer.


Fodor’s Essential Spain (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Spain, including Barcelona’s hippest neighborhoods, Madrid’s top museums, and Andalusia’s white villages. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Alhambra to the Prado
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Gaudí, wine, tapas, and paradores
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip


Frommer’s Spain (Color Complete Guide)

Written by outspoken, authoritative experts, Frommer’s Spain shows travelers how to experience the country the way the locals do. This classic Frommers series includes exact prices; candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions and hotels in every price range (from hostels to glamorous paradores); and dozens of detailed maps. We also include advice the tourist board wouldn’t approve of: which sites to skip, how to avoid the crowds, and how to stretch your travel budget further, whether you’re on a lavish honeymoon or backpacking it.