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1. Posted by sanich625 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

im traveling to switzerland alone tomrrow or the day randomely backpacking and taking things one day at a time...i plan to do 5 or 6 dayzs in switz. i need a top three list of cities for anything interesting for a 21 yr old traveling alone...any hostel recommendations would work too..

i was thinking...lucerne, bern, and zurich....and ideas??

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Bern is great! Zurich is ...ok, a bit boring.
Do not go to Geneva and I hated Interlaken - dont go there...but thats my opinion - it was alike a US and Canadian Frat party.

3. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

id definatly go to lucerne- i went in december and it was great! visit the tourist office and get tickets to go up the cable cars to mt pilatus- very amazing! the city is great based around the lake and has lovely shops and a great feel to it! you can visit the lion monument there as well which is famous and have a nice wonder round

4. Posted by Dezafinado (Full Member 177 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been to Geneva, Lausanne, Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Luzern is still my favorite. Get there early and if you're a hiker, hike up to Pilatus. Spend a couple of hours, eat lunch and take the cable car back down. Spend the rest of the day for boat ride on the lake and stroll around town.

Bern is also worth a day's visit. Very easy to stroll from one end to another.

Although Zermatt is more of a town than a city, it's quite nice and you can take the tram up to the highest station to view the Matterhorn.