Berne (Bern, map) — The remarkable design coherence of Berne’s old town has earned it a place on the UNESCO. It has 6.4 km (4 miles) of arcaded walkways along streets decked out with fountains and clock-towers.
Interlaken (map) — the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland; anything from skydiving, bungee jumping, hiking, white-water rafting, to canyoning. Lausanne (map) — scenery, dining, dancing, boating and the Swiss wine-country. It is also the public transport hub of Vaud, and a gateway to the alpine Canton of the Valais, home to some of the best known ski slopes in the world.
Lucerne (Luzern, map) — is a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland with direct water links to all of the sites of early Swiss history. Lugano (map) — a gorgeous old-town, is a lakeside city in Ticino; much Italianatà combined with Swiss seriousness.
The most convenient and therefore the most visited months are from late May till early October with a particular, often overcrowded high from July to August.
Grindelwald (map) — the classic resort at the foot of the Eiger. In summer and early fall, is also possible to hike into Grindelwald from well-marked Bernese Oberland trails. *Lavaux (map) — A region of terraced vineyards on the shore of Lake Geneva and a UNESCO cultural heritage site. St. Moritz (map) — glitzy ski resort in the Engadine valley in south-eastern Switzerland. Zermatt (map) — famous mountain resort at the base of the mighty Matterhorn.
There are more than 60,000 km of well maintained and documented hiking trails and cycling routes >> Hiking in Switzerland. You could even send your luggage ahead to the next abode and travel very lightly, with the necessary water and Swiss chocolate! >> lots of huts
Cycling in cities is safe and very common. >> Cycling in Switzerland
Water is drinkable everywhere, even out of every tap, especially so of public fountains, unless explicitly marked with “Kein Trinkwasser”, “Non potable” or “Non potabile”. Do not drink from temporarily installed trough on a meadow in order to water the cattle served by the close-by brook.
Privacy. Take care not to inadvertently violate the privacy of anybody in Switzerland. The Swiss Civil Code and Federal Act of Data Protection states that it is forbidden to make recordings of a person without their explicit consent and this is also true for pictures and video recordings as soon as a person is recognisable.
Potentially you could be sentenced for up to three years in prison for taking and especially publishing pictures and other recordings of any person without their explicit consent, so be mindful of what you take pictures of and respect the privacy of both the general public and celebrities alike.