With our 5 year anniversary being this year,
we thought we would lay out the top 5 things to do in switzerland
Scenic Rail Journeys
With its 26,000 captivating kilometres of train, bus and boat routes and many mountain railways, Switzerland is like one big pleasure park. From majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes and verdant valleys, to villages and vibrant cities the country is a truly unique travel experience.
From west to east or north to south, along highways and byways, Switzerland is always on the move and always with the most breath-taking scenery and views. Panoramic routes such as the Glacier Express and Golden Pass Line have long enjoyed international acclaim, and to this day have lost nothing of their fascination.
When arriving in the mountain resorts of Switzerland you can’t help feeling a sense of adventure and exploration come over you. Whether it is a cable car, mountain railway or cogwheel train the options for visitors to explore high alpine Switzerland are unrivalled.
A simple coffee and admire the view, a short hike to an inviting mountain lake, or to walk back down through the pine forests, stopping for a picnic halfway, the mountain excursions in Switzerland are truly magnificent and have something for everyone. Mount Rigi above Lake Lucerne, one of Switzerlands most popular day excursions and a firm favourite with guests since Victorian times, or a trip to Jungfraujoch (highest train station in Europe) with its ice palace and views over the mighty Aletsch Glacier.
The Great Outdoors
The combination of spellbinding scenery, a superb infrastructure and service makes Switzerland the ultimate destination for outdoor activity fans. With the world’s only totally integrated network of marked hiking, mountain biking, cycling, skating and canoeing routes, Switzerland is an easily accessible outdoor paradise. For the more adventurous, extreme sports are available in abundance, from paragliding to base jumping and canyoning to river rafting there are many ways to experience the great Swiss outdoors. Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland is regarded by many as the adventure capital of Europe and whether its earth, water or air activities you are looking for, gentle or extreme there is no better region to get outdoors.
For such a small country Switzerland offers a remarkable variety of museums ranging from art and culture to history, sport and crafts, to many other, more unusual exhibits. Famous art collections can be visited in Basel, Zurich, Winterthur and Lucerne. Many of the museums are unique to Switzerland and intertwined with its history and standing in the world, such as the Olympic museum in Lausanne or the Ballenberg living history open air museum.
Majestic peaks, snowy valleys, idyllic villages, and world renowned ski resorts, Switzerland has it all for a memorable winter holiday. High Altitude ski areas, outstanding ski runs, and well prepared pistes, whether you are an experienced skier or complete beginner Switzerland offers some of the best ski resorts in the Alps. For the non-skier the winter landscape is just perfect, and the year round fully operational transport system allows you to enjoy every part even when the snow is deep. Winter walks along the shores of a frozen lake or the prepared paths through the forest of spruce tree’s laden with snow, there is a picture postcard scene around every corner. The family run Hotel Waldhaus in Sils is the perfect place to experience the magic of winter in Switzerland.