XX II. TRAVELLING EXPENSES. MONEY.
Bernard, Aosta (R. 56). Chatillon, the Matterjoch, Zermatt
(R. 63), Saas, Monte Moro, Macugnaga (R. 62), Varallo, Orta,
and Monte Motterone to Lago Maggiore (R. 94). The excursion
will occupy 10—11 days of 9—10 hrs. each; guides hardly
necessary except for the Matterjoch and the Monte Moro passes.
The most celebrated Points of View, most of them easy of
access and much frequented, are: —
1. In the Jura (the Alps in the distance, the lower mountains of
Switzerland to the N.E. in the foreground, and more to the E. the lakes
of Bienne, Neuchatel, and Geneva): Hotel Schweizerhof (pp. 20, 26) near the
Falls of the Rhine; the Weissenstein (p. 12) near Soleure; the Frohburg
(p. 9) near Olten; the Chaumont (p. 167) and the Col des Loges (p. 168)
in the canton of Neuchatel; the Signal de Bougy (p. 190) and the Dole
(p. 190) in the Canton de Vaud.
2. Nearer the Alps or among the Lower Alps:
(a). On the N. side of the Alps: the Kaien (p. 277), Hohe Kasten
(p. 279), and Senlis (p. 280) in the canton of Appenzell; the Uetliberg
(p. 33) and Bachtel (p. 43) near Ziirich; the Speer (p. 45) near Wesen;
the Rigi (p. 59), Mylhen (p. 58), Pilatus (p. 54), and the Frohnalp (p. 73),
near the Lake of Lucerne; the Niesen (p. 102) near the Lake of Thun;
the MoUson (p. 157) and Jaman (p. 158) in the canton of Freiburg; the
Sal'eve (p. 186) in Savoy, near Geneva.
(b) On the S. side of the Alps: Monte Generoso (p. 369) and Monte S.
Salvatore (p. 372) near the Lake, of Lugano; Monte Motterone (p. 380)
between the lakes Maggiore and Orta; the Becca di Nona (p. 240) near
Aosta; the Cramont (p. 231) near Courmayeur.
3. Among the High Alps: the Piz Languard (p. 331) and Piz Ot
(p. 329), Piz Lischan (p. 339), Srhtrarzhorn (p. 315), Statzerhorn (p. 320),
and Piz Mundaitn (p. 306) in the canton of the Grisons; the Schynige
Platte (p. 109), the Faulhorn (p. 120), the Mdnnliehen (p. 119), Murren
(p. 113), and the Srhilthom (p. 113) in the Bernese Oberland; the Pizzo
Cent rale (p. 82) on the . St. Gotthard; the Sidelhorn (p. 136), the Eggisch¬
horn (p. 141), the Sparreuhorn (p. 256), the Torrenthorn (p. 149), the Balm-
horn (p. 147), the Corner Grat (271), and the Bella Tola (p. 249) in the
Valais; the Col de Balrne (p. 226), the Flig'ere (p. 218), and the Prevent
(p. 219) near Chamouny; the Pi: Umbrail (p. 347) on the Stelvio route.
II. Travelling Expenses. Money.
The expense of a tour in Switzerland depends entirely upon
the resources, habits, and tastes of the traveller. The pedes¬
trian's daily expenditure may, exclusive of guides, be estimated
at 12—15.1., if he frequents the best hotels; but a great saving
is effected by selecting inns of more moderate pretension, and
avoiding expensive and tedious tables d'hote. The traveller who
avails himself of all the public conveyances, frequents the
best hotels, and in mountainous districts engages the services of
horses and guides, must be prepared to expend 25__30s. per
diem at least.
The Swiss monetary system was assimilated to that of France
in 1851. Coins of 5, 2. I, and l/2 fr. in silver; 20, 10, and
5 centimes (or 'Happen') in plated copper; 'J and 1 ',,. ;„
copper. 1 fr. = 100 c. = ( in German money ) 8 Silber-
grosi'hen or 28 Rhenish kreuzers = 9;,/4 «'. French gold is tjje