SLIDESHOW: Outdoors In Switzerland
Wettingen, a small town about 15 miles west of Zurich, boasts beautiful walking trails, especially in May when the mustard fields are in bloom.
Baden, only 15 minutes from Zurich by train, offers spas with mineral-rich water, which can turn just about anyone into a spa snob.
Hans Joerg teaches his partner Tom how to play the complicated Swiss national card game, Jass.
Cappuccino and mineral water are as much a part of the game of Jass as are the cards.
The open-air museum, Ballenberg, is so large that even a military-trained Swiss map-reader can get lost there.
A carriage shows a car who's boss on Switzerland's back roads.
Western Spirit, a balloon owned by an American (and pronounced "Vestern Spirit" by the announcer), rises above the rest during the International Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex.
The Matterhorn rises above the popular ski resort town of Zermatt.
In the summer, hikers enjoy a sunbath at the top of Mt. Rigi.
Rigi Kulm, the top of Mt. Rigi, can be reached via cogwheel train or by foot. Over 75 miles of hiking trails cover this mountain alone.
Fishermen work on Lake Thun, a lake that is bordered by many Swiss castles.
The Swiss Riviera doesn't get the title for nothing. Vineyards in Lutry overlook both Lake Geneva and the Alps.