Switzerland

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Matterhorn

For the ultimate alpine experience, Switzerland is the place to be. Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa or Piz Bernina, these are just a few of the fifty peaks over four-thousand meters high. Famous massifs include Berner Oberland, Wallis (Valais) and Jura, and there are many, many more. Wintertime is for the skiing jet-set of course, but in summer, from July until September, hiking trails and mountain huts are open all across the country. Popular are the regions of Valais (Wallis) with the Jungfrau and the Aletsch glacier, Graubünden in the east, Tessin (Ticino) in the south, and Fribourg in the west.

There are 6 official national long distance hiking trails, and 53 regional long distance trails. This number is growing. European long distance trail E1, E2 (small tip), E4 and E5 pass through Switzerland, coinciding with national trails. The Swiss Alps are literally strewn with more than 150 excellent mountain huts for hikers to stay overnight and have a meal. In the height of summer the huts in popular regions can get crowded. Given all the information available on the internet, in guide-books and on maps, you can easily plan your own hiking itinerary from hut to hut, combining day-hikes into a multi-day itinerary ranging from an easy hike with kids to crossing glaciers in full gear for the experienced mountaineer.

In addition, no other country in Europe is so completely neat and orderly as Switzerland. Truly everything is well-organized, from cable cars to accommodation, from trail maintenance to waymarking, from maps and guidebooks to around the clock alpine rescue from the air. The Swiss Alpine Club even boasts the world's most futuristic mountain hut, the dazzling New Monte Rosa Hut, to be opened late in 2009. If it were possible to order fine weather in advance, the Swiss would surely be the first to offer this service.

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Books

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  • Grimentz - Zinal - Val d’Hérens
  • Grimentz - Zinal - Val d’Hérens area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s... Read more
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  • Val de Travers
  • Val de Travers area in the central part of the Swiss Jura from Ste-Croix and Yverdon-les-Bains to Neuchâtel, including most of the Lake Neuchâtel, at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special... Read more
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  • Winterthur - Tösstal
  • Winterthur – Tösstal area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking... Read more
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  • Oberalppass, Andermatt - Sedrun
  • Oberalppass: Andermatt - Sedrun area including Furka, Susten, Lukmanier and St.Gotthard passes, Disentis/Mustér, Airolo, Göschenen at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional... Read more
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  • Gruyère - Charmey - Le Moléson
  • Gruyère - Charmey - Le Moléson area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s... Read more
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  • Baselland - Wasserfallen
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Baselland – Wasserfallen area of north-western Switzerland between Basel and Olten, presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness... Read more
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Maps

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  • Craens - Montana
  • Een nieuwe serie van de Zwitserse topografische dienst: eindelijk goede wandelkaarten met ingetekende wandelroutes op scheur- en watervast papier. Vooralsnog zijn ze uitgebracht van de populaire wandelgebieden en niet landelijk dekkend (zie overzicht) Op een gedetailleerde schaal van 1:33.333 met als ondergrond de onovertroffen topografische... Read more
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  • Crans-Montana - Leukerbad - Val d`Anniviers - Zinal Swisstopo Hiking 3305T
  • Crans-Montana - Leukerbad - Val d’Anniviers - Zinal area at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3305T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information. With... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 3305T Crans-Montana | Swisstopo
  • Een nieuwe serie van de Zwitserse topografische dienst: eindelijk goede wandelkaarten met ingetekende wandelroutes op scheur- en watervast papier. Vooralsnog zijn ze uitgebracht van de populaire wandelgebieden en niet landelijk dekkend (zie overzicht) Op een gedetailleerde schaal van 1:33.333 met als ondergrond de onovertroffen topografische... Read more
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  • Neuchatel / Val de Travers
  • KuF Schweiz Wanderkarte 08 Neuchatel - Val-de-Travers - Val-de-Ruz / Neuenburg - Val-de-Travers - Val-de-Ruz 1 : 60 000 ab 26.8 EURO Sehenswrdigkeiten. Unterkunft und Verpflegung. Autobuslinien mit Haltestellen. GPS. Mit Index Kmmerly und Frey Schweiz Wanderkarte. 4. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2021 Read more
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  • Locarno
  • Een nieuwe serie van de Zwitserse topografische dienst: eindelijk goede wandelkaarten met ingetekende wandelroutes op scheur- en watervast papier. Vooralsnog zijn ze uitgebracht van de populaire wandelgebieden en niet landelijk dekkend (zie overzicht) Op een gedetailleerde schaal van 1:33.333 met als ondergrond de onovertroffen topografische... Read more
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  • Locarno - Ascona - Valle Maggia - Val Verzasca Swisstopo Hiking 3308T
  • Locarno - Ascona - Valle Maggia - Val Verzasca area of Ticino at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3308T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information.... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 3308T Locarno | Swisstopo
  • Een nieuwe serie van de Zwitserse topografische dienst: eindelijk goede wandelkaarten met ingetekende wandelroutes op scheur- en watervast papier. Vooralsnog zijn ze uitgebracht van de populaire wandelgebieden en niet landelijk dekkend (zie overzicht) Op een gedetailleerde schaal van 1:33.333 met als ondergrond de onovertroffen topografische... Read more
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  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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  • Tour of the Vallée du Trient L`Escursionista Editore Map-Guide
  • Tour of the Vallée du Trient long-distance hiking route presented on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 published jointly by L’Escursionista Editore and Editrek, plus a separate multilingual guide booklet with stage by stage descriptions and other tourist information.Contour interval is 25m and the map... Read more
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  • Klausenpass
  • Klausenpass area including Brunnen and Schwanden at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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  • Chasseral
  • Chasseral - Bieler See area of the Swiss Jura at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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  • Gotthard
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Gotthard area of Switzerland, presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc. The cartography provides an excellent... Read more
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  • Heidiland - UNESCO Tectonic Arena Sardona 50K K+F Hiking Map No. 33
  • Heidiland, including the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at 1:50,000 in Kümmerly + Frey’s hiking series of Switzerland printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Coverage includes Walensee, Flumserberg, Pizol, Weisstannental, Sarganserland and Taminatal. Hiking trails highlighted on the map... Read more
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  • Gotthard Railway Axis Once & Today Swisstopo Map No. 307
  • The history of the Gotthard Tunnel presented by Swisstopo, the country’s survey organizations, on extracts of three maps from 1865/1873, 1882 and 2016, plus extensive notes (English included) illustrated with drawings and photos on various aspects of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel opened on 1st June 2016.On one side are the three map extracts.... Read more
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  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
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  • Schaffhausen
  • Schaffhausen area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and... Read more
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  • Markische Schweiz - Oderbruch
  • Markische Schweiz - Oderbruch on a waterproof, tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling map at 1:75,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), in a series of maps with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. GPS waypoints, route profiles, details of online links for... Read more
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  • Maggia - Verzasca - Locarno - Ascona
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Maggia - Verzasca - Locarno - Ascona area of Switzerland, presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc. The... Read more
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  • Thuner See - Central Switzerland Swisstopo 101
  • The Alps of central Switzerland on a Swiss topographic survey map at 1:100,000. Coverage extends south from Luzern to Grindelwald and the Alps of the Bernese Oberland and the Gotthard Pass.Maps in the Swiss topographic survey at 1:100,000 from Swisstopo are highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, presenting an... Read more
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