Photo Gallery SWITZERLAND: 12 Towns in 12 Days Lugano – The Italian portion of Switzerland, vespas, gelato and all. Lucerne – Lakeside city in German-speaking Switzerland. Fribourg – On the cusp of German and French Switzerland. Gruyeres – home to world famous cheese. Montreux – Where the world famous Jazz Festival takes place, here on Switzerland’s own French Riviera. Lausanne – This French city on Lake Geneva has a fantastic medieval town as well as a beachy waterfront section ready-made for hot summer days. Zug – A medieval quarter set on a lakefront… it’s got it all. Zurich – Money capital of Switzerland with more than big banks to explore. Basel – The crowds are celebrating the yearly Love Parade along the river. This youthful and artsy city is known internationally for Art Basel, and sits tucked between both France and Germany. Bern – The capital of Switzerland, the entire city is a UNESCO designated world heritage site for its miles of covered arcades. Appenzell – When you think of dairy cows, cowbells, and Appenzell cheese, it’s this rolling part of Swiss hillsides you want. Geneva – On the French border and surrounded by the Alps and Lake Geneva, this town is home to the U.N. headquarters in Europe.