This is because, above all, Switzerland has to offer landscape and cultural versatility. Where savvy hikers get their money's worth in the mid-mountain landscape of the Swiss Jura and the Alps wintersport enthusiasts, the most attractive cities in the country are found between Lake Geneva and Lake Constance.
This idyllic village lies in the middle of the Bernese Alps and at the foot of the Wildstrubel. A place of energy with a breathtaking natural wealth in the Swiss mountains.
Andermatt, at the foot of the Oberalp Pass, is the largest settlement in the Ursern Valley. It is a starting point for hikes as well as mountain and bike tours and is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, especially freeriders.
The village of Appenzell and the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden are situated in a singularly beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The region is known for rural customs and traditions such as the ceremonial descent of the cattle in autumn and cultural events such as folk music and rustic dances, as well as hiking tours in the Alpstein region.
Arosa is situated in the Bündnerland, the region with 1000 peaks, 150 valleys and 615 lakes. Whether in summer or winter, there is always a lot going on here, in the village, by the lake or on the mountain.
Home to 40 museums, the city of culture for connoisseurs has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to rest a while.
The heart of Bern is the wonderful old town with its six kilometers of arcades, which invite you to stroll around. After this impressive walk, it is worth taking a dip in the Aare.
Brienz is located in the middle of charming mountains at the eastern end of turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz. The cosy village is starting point for excursions to the Bernese Oberland, the Ballenberg Open-air Museum but also to Lucerne or Interlaken or across the nearby Alpine passes.
The town of Brig with its historic old quarter and the Stockalper Palace lies in the sunny Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplon Pass. Situated at an important junction, Brig is an ideal starting point for excursions. It is close to hiking and ski regions on the Lötschberg and Simplon, and in the Aletsch. It also has its own thermal baths, making it an attractive holiday resort.
The neighboring village of St. Moritz is by no means in its shadow: Celerina delights visitors with its charm, a variety of offerings and plenty of sunshine. San Gian, a church dating back to the 14th century, is perched just outside Celerina. It is the symbol of the village.
Switzerland’s oldest city charms visitors with its fine mountain setting, twisting alleys and historic buildings. Numerous boutiques, restaurants, bars, museums and galleries in the largely traffic-free Old Town create a Mediterranean-style atmosphere.
Davos in Grisons is a place of superlatives: this holiday destination with international ambience is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sport and conferences, at 1560 m the highest town in the Alps and a high-altitude health resort with a long tradition.
Experience this charming Graubunden mountain village from its most beautiful side. The quiet and sunny location guarantees a relaxing holiday.
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the «capital of peace».
Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.
Are you dreaming of glittering, mirror-like lakes and dizzying rocks, of crystal-clear springs and serene valleys, of picturesque villages and friendly people? Welcome to Appenzeller Land.
The Interlaken region, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and at the foot of the imposing three-star "Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau", has been the destination and starting point of all holiday dreams for many visitors from all over the world for decades.
Klosters, the vacation classic for connoisseurs.
Chic village in chalet style, authentic traditions and an international character through many cosmopolitan habitats. The perfect vacation paradise for young and old.
Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva, combines a dynamic commercial town with the locality of a holiday resort. The capital of the canton of Vaud is also a lively university and convention town. Sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital.
The Romans were among the first to recognise the healing properties of the hot springs of Leukerbad. This thermal spa resort lies well protected in a Valais side valley and is now a popular destination for wellness and sports’ enthusiasts.
Lucerne - the city, the lake, the mountains. Whatever you expect from a unique city, Lucerne will not disappoint you. Only the sight of the bridge of the Kappel with the Pilatus in the background will make you astonish.
The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.
High above Lake Lucerne and near Brunnen, visitors will find the village on Morschach on a sun terrace. It is quickly reached from Lucerne, Zug and Zürich.
My name is Bond, James Bond. The agent who presented himself in such an unmistakeable way made a decisive contribution to the fame of the Schilthorn. The mountain with its breathtaking panoramic views is today one of the top attractions of the Jungfrau region. Lying at the foot of the Schilthorn, Mürren has nevertheless remained a cosy mountain village.
The small holiday and health resort of Ovronnaz is located in the French-speaking part of the Valais on a south-facing sun terrace. The three 32 to 35 degree Celsius thermal pools - two of which in the open air - are well-known. Summer holidaymakers and winter sports enthusiasts alike enjoy the panorama view of the Rhone Valley.
Wonderfully pine forests surround Engadine’s mountain resort and spa town, which is defined by stylish hotels from the Belle Epoque. Its village seems to have risen out of a fairy tale. Skirted by the imposing Bernina Massif, the historic mountain village (1,800 meters) casts its spell on visitors as soon as they arrive.
The authentic natural and cultural landscape of the Puschlav which is 25 kilometres long as the crow flies extends from the giant ice peaks of the Bernina Mountain Range all the way down to the vineyards of the Veltlin. Woven into it are a great many sites of natural beauty, pretty towns with interesting cultural monuments, churches and palaces.
In the Saas Valley you can enjoy a holiday away from the hustle and bustle, but still right in the middle of life.
The Scuol, Bad Tarasp-Vulpera, Sent and Ftan region is truly spoiled for sunshine. It lies cradled between the peaks of the Silvretta range and the "Engadin Dolomites". This holiday area has retained its native cultural values and its natural surroundings intact - to the great pride of the Engadiners and the benefit of their guests.
An enrichment for body, mind and soul is the magical light in this part of the Grisons. The writers Dürrenmatt, Kästner and Nietzsche, or artists like Chagall and Strauss have already known this. A paradise, idyllically situated between Silsersee and Silvanersee.
Spiez at the shore of Lake Thun offers an magnificent mountain landscape. Thanks to its sunny and central location, it is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Bernese Oberland. The region's most famous and popular destinations are all within easy reach.
The compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has a charming, traffic-free old town. Colourfully-painted oriel windows are a town feature. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage listing.
St. Moritz is one of the most famous spa resorts and winter sports resorts in the Alps. Despite only about 5,000 permanent residents, St. Moritz has the character of a cosmopolitan Alpine town.
This typical Valais village is just 6 km away from the world cultural centre of Zermatt.
Vevey is one of the pearls of the Swiss Riviera. Its lakeside location with breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama, its extraordinarily mild climate, the vineyards, numerous excursion destinations in the region and proud paddlewheel steamers on the lake characterise this town by Lake Geneva.
Probably the most charming seaside village on the shores of Lake Lucerne and at the foot of the Rigi. Weggis, the small idyllic village offers peace and quiet, relaxation in front of a magnificent lake and mountain panorama. The area is often called the Riviera of Central Switzerland.
At the end of the 30 km long Nikolaital, on the Italian border of the canton of Valais, lies Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and has a population of approximately 380,000. The main town of the canton of Zurich with the «Grossmünster» as a landmark offers opportunities for every interest.
Board the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano or opposite direction to Flüelen and travel along the Gotthard mountain panorama route followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. The Gotthard Panorama Express operates as a 1st class panorama train offering all guests seats with panoramic windows. » When: 18.4.-18.10.2020, Tuesday to Sunday. Duration: 5h50.
The most pleasant and impressive variant of a trip between Zermatt and St. Moritz. A first class train ticket is required. » Included in the price: Window seat, tour guide, welcome drink, premium lunch incl. wine, tea time with canapés, soft drinks etc. When: 1.1.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on GEX 902 from Zermatt to St. Moritz and on GEX 903 from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Duration: 8h.
The journey on the Glacier Express will also be a culinary highlight. Enjoy a cultivated 3-course lunch or dinner fresh from the on-board kitchen. Reservation is highly recommended. » When: 1.4.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on board of every Glacier Express train.