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In the Bernese Oberland: Bern (1765'; p. 125); Thun (1844'; p. 131);
Oberhofen (p. 135), Gunlen (p. 135), and Spiez (p. 135) on the Lake of Thun
(1837'); Interlaken (1863'; p. 136); St. Beatenberg (3766'; p.140) ; the Giessbaeh
(1857';p. 160); Miirren (5348'; p. 144); Grindelwald (3468'; p. 151); Engsllen-
alp (6033'; p. 116).
On the Lake of Geneva, in the Rhone Vallet, etc.: Geneva (1243';
p. 194); Ouchy (p. 206); Lausanne (p. 207); Vevey (p. 209); Montreux
(p. 211)- Glion (2254'; p. 212); Aigle (1375'; p. 215); Bex (1427'; p. 216);
Villars (4166'; p. 215); the Ormonts (3704'; p. 219); Chateau d'Oex (3498';
p. 223); Belalp (7153'; p. 271); Eggishorn (7195'; p. 278); Zermatt (5315';
p. 295), the Riffelalp (7306'; p. 296) and Riffelberg (8429'; p. 296); Fee (5!)00';
p. 304); St. Luc (5496'; p. 290); Zinal (5505'; p. 288); Evolena (4521'; p. 284);
Chamonix (3445'; p. 240).
In the Grisons: Samaden (5670'; p. 365); Pontresina (5915'; p. 366);
St. Morilz (6000'; p. 363); Sils-Maria (5895'; p. 361); Schuls (3970'; p. 3751;
Davos (5115'; p. 328); Klosters (3991'; p. 32G); Seeww (2SI80'; p. 324); Wulii-
hiiuser (3615'; p. 333}. near Flims; Disentis (37731; p. 337); Wiesen (4771';
p. 330); Chnricalden (3976'; p. 353).
On the South Side of the Alps : Lugano (932'; p. 392); Bellagio (p. 413),
Cadenabbia, Menaggio, etc., on the Lake of Como (699'); Pallanza (p. 402)
and Slresa (p. 404), on the Lago Maggiore (646'); Monte Generoso (5561';
p. 395), near the Lake of Lugano.
IV. Passports. Custom House.
Passports. In Switzerland passports are unnecessary, but as
they must be shown in order to obtain delivery of registered letters,
and are sometimes of service in proving the traveller's identity,
it is unwise not to be provided with one. The principal passport-
agents in London are : Lee and Carter, 440 West Strand ; Dorrel
and Son, 15 Charing Cross; E.Stanford, 6 Charing Cross; W. .1.
Adams, 59 Fleet Street.
Custom House. Luggage is rarely examined at the Swiss
custom-house, bnt the formalities of the douane must be un¬
dergone by persons leaving Switzerland. At the French, Italian,
and Austrian frontiers the examination is sometimes strict, and to¬
bacco and cigars pay a heavy duty, but at the German frontier the
visite is usually lenient. As a rule the traveller should restrict his
belongings as far as possible to wearing apparel and articles for per¬
V. Walking Tours.
In a mountainous country like Switzerland it is to pedestrians
alone that many of the finest points are accessible, and even where
driving or riding is practicable, walking is often more enjoyable.
Disposition of Time. The first golden rule for the walker is to
start early. If strength permits, and a suitable halting-place is to
be met with, a walk of one or two hours may be accomplished be¬
fore breakfast. At noon a moderate luncheon is preferable to the
usual table d'hote dinner. Rest should be taken during the hottest
hours (12-3), and the journey then continued till 5 or 6 p.m.,
when a substantial meal (evening table d'hote at the principal hotels)
may be partaken of. The traveller's own feelings will best dictate
the hour for retirine to bed.