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Last Updated on October 20, 2020

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If you are heading to Switzerland – for a holiday or perhaps for longer – or just have an interest in learning more about the country you will find a list of the best books about Switzerland in this article.

This post includes both fiction and non-fiction titles. As long as the book is about Switzerland or the Swiss people it counts! These are also my choices of best books – you may have other suggestions. If you do please let me know in the comments as I am always on the look-out for great books.

When I was researching for this post I was rather amused by the number of non-fiction titles available. There are a lot of books written about the Swiss and their way of life. Switzerland has somewhat mythical status for some people as the land of milk and honey (or money as one author titles his book!)

Switzerland is an interesting country and one I know well. I lived and worked in Basel and also lived on the French side of Lake Geneva for a number of years. My mother also lived outside Zurich so I have visited the country on numerous occasions and have been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Switzerland including taking a number of scenic Swiss train journeys.

I found it a not unpleasant place to live but I did find the Swiss slightly more uptight compared to their French neighbours. If you are planning to travel to Switzerland some of these books will give you a flavour for the country that isn’t necessarily what you may imagine – its not all cuckoo clocks and chocolate!

Best books about Switzerland

BEST BOOKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND -FICTION 

BEST BOOKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND - NON FICTION 

BEST BOOKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND -ADVENTURE

BEST BOOKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND -ESSENTIAL READING FOR ANYONE MOVING TO SWITZERLAND

BEST BOOKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND - GUIDEBOOKS

 

Plan your visit to Switzerland

If you are planning a holiday to Switzerland do check out my complete Swiss travel guide which includes all the information you need to help with that process

Don’t miss some of the best train journeys you can experience in Switzerland from your itinerary. Iconic trips include the Bernina Express and the cog railway up Mt Pilatus near Lucerne.

Interested in reading more books about countries in Europe? Check out my complete guide to the best travel books from around the world.

BEST BOOKS SWITZERLAND | TRACY'S TRAVELS IN TIME

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