Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home tonumerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Old towns within its cities contain medieval landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and the Cathedral of Bern. The country is also a destination for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches, cheese and chocolate are renowned.
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Travel by panorama train is one of the best ways to see Switzerland.
Some of the railway routes have even been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
Active travelers can enjoy a diversity of options including paragliding, skiing, cycling (try the e-bike), white water rafting, ice climbing, bobsledding, hiking and much more.
Culinary enthusiasts can enjoy an array of choices. Of course no trip to Switzerland is complete without a visit to a cheese dairy and stopping by a local chocolate shop to sample Swiss chocolates. Whisky treks are a fun activity for whisky lovers, spending their day visiting mountain inns, each with its own store of whisky – a chance to see the casks is an experience in itself! And, of course, fondue can be enjoyed in a traditional restaurant or even on board the fondue trolley in Zurich.
Take a train to the highest rail station in Europe (Junfrauhoch) – the Top of Europe. You will see the famed Eiger, Mönch and Jungrau summits.
Rise to the top of the Matterhorn by aerial cable car
Zermatt – Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. The region is legendary amongst mountaineers
Lucerne – Historic sites and enchanting countryside abound, from the monument to William Tell to commanding mountain peaks, from cities to remote Alpine valleys, from baroque monasteries to deserted canyons.Surfers brave wind and waves, lake steamers leave majestic wakes, colourful paragliders dot the sky. Mountain trains and suspended cable cars mount the peaks. This is Central Switzerland, the Switzerland of freedom and holidays.
St. Moritz – The resort Engadin St. Moritz is situated on the southern side of the Swiss Alps on the “Roof of Europe”. The incomparable harmony of its lake scenery has made the Engadin known throughout the world as the “festival hall of the Alps”.
Bern – Simply grand. A slight haze tints quiet rivers with subtle pastel hues. Impressively vast roofs shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses.Or a stroll through Bern along six kilometres of arcades lining the streets of the old city. Busy market stalls liven up squares, and pubs and restaurants with plenty of character serve wholesome food under ancient arched ceilings, while small theatres in cellars below the arcades offer stimulating entertainment.
Basel – Describing Basel in one word is far from simple. Labels such as Cultural Capital of Switzerland or University City can only be seen as an attempt to give the city, with its wealth of cultural, historical, leisure and enjoyment experiences, a single overarching name.