Holiday in Switzerland

You're wondering what mountains, clocks, chocolate, and cheese have in common? A holiday in Switzerland will give you the right answer. This three language-country is like a postcard place to visit. Read more

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You're wondering what mountains, clocks, chocolate, and cheese have in common? A holiday in Switzerland will give you the right answer. This three language-country is like a postcard place to visit. See why:

A holiday with historical attractions

The capital of the country is Bern, with a most stunning medieval old town, the tallest cathedral in the country, the Zytglogge medieval clock tower, the Rose Garden, art galleries and many others. On the shores of Lake Geneva, the Chateau de Chillon near Montreux, dating back to the 12th century, is and has been an inspiration for great names such as Victor Hugo, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and now... you. A blue lake guarded by mountains, a medieval old town, historical monuments and buildings, they all describe in part at least the city of Lucerne. The Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument are great attractions here.

Cultural treasures on your holiday in Switzerland

In the same Lucerne, you can enjoy the annual International Music Festival, and the Swiss Transport Museum. St Moritz is a most famed mountain destination on the other hand, with a multi-cultural background, with a health resort and alpine peaks, as well as glaciers and lakes. The Bern Museum of Art should not be missed either, while from a holiday home in Zurich you will find the Blahnhofstrasse, one of the greatest shopping strands in Europe, as well as the Kunsthaus Zürich, the museum of fine arts, and the Rietberg Museum, the Swiss National Museum, in a Gothic chateau, the Zurich Zoo. Geneva and the Lake Geneva are simply stunning, the Jet d'Eau, a fountain in the lake shooting water 150 meters into the air, the Opera House and the Grand Théâtre are great attractions. Not far is Lausanne, with an impressive Gothic cathedral, cafes and boutiques, and at the foot of the Alps, on the lake, Montreux hosts the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival.

Amazing nature in Switzerland

Let's just say a last minute holiday villa in Switzerland can mean: the Matterhorn, one of the highest mountains in the Alps, and the village of Zermatt at its feet; a train journey to Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe" at 3,454 meters; the longest glacier in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacier, beginning at Jungfraujoch, and the Grindelwald village, an ideal base for exploring the area. The Wetterhorn and the north face of the Eiger, one of the most difficult climbs on the planet. Lake Lugano and Ticino, with a Mediterranean feel; the breathtaking Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the oldest reserve in the Alps, the Swiss National Park.

Cities and regions to explore when on holiday in Switzerland

Switzerland can also be described as:
  • the Bernese Oberland, with the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains
  • Central Switzerland, with the beautiful Lake Lucerne, surrounded by the mighty Alps
  • Valais with the highest peaks of the Alps, the Matterhorn
  • Graubünden, unique culture and landscapes
  • the regions of Bern and Zurich
  • South-West Switzerland, with Lake Geneva, many vineyards, and ancient castles
  • North-West Switzerland, with beautiful lakes, the Jura mountains and the town of Basel, with rich culture and history.

Wellness and spa on holiday in Switzerland

Unwind in a great spa, relax and set all your worries aside in places like the Mineralbad and spa Rigi-Kaltbad in Lucerne, the Thermalbad and spa in Zurich with a rooftop pool, huge wooden tubs, an old brewery in the basement; the mountain spa Les Bains d'Ovronnaz, at 1400 m altitude, with Finnish saunas, a hammam, jacuzzi, steam rooms, accompanied by stunning views of the Alps.

Switzerland by season

The country has a pleasant climate, with snow covered peaks of the Alps and a temperate climate in the plains. A holiday apartment for the https://www.bungalow.net/en/winter-sports/switzerland/holidayhomes/winter holiday in Switzerlandis ideal for those who like adventure sports, in ski resorts like Gstaad and St. Moritz and others. Experience the scenic beauty and varying colors, sightseeing, the Lucerne Music Festival, hiking, climbing, abseiling, and kayaking in the famous summer resort of Interlaken, on a summer holiday in Switzerland. In autumn and spring, hiking in the Alps is just an unforgettable experience, as well as many other outdoor activities.

Activities and sports

This country hosts the top destinations in Europe for skiing, hiking and also climbing. The Jungfrau and Zermatt regions are particularly popular for hiking; biking is also very popular in the country and at the lakes you can enjoy various water sports. Try Nordic Walking in the Pontresina Bernina Nordic Park, trottinette riding in the Saas Valley, paragliding in Graubunden, Jura and Interlaken, Segway riding in Zurich, canoeing at Lake Lucerne, rafting down the Rhone, and of course, the famous winter sports.

Winter sports in the Swiss Alps

A group accommodation in Switzerland for the winter holiday is one that will reveal to you a simply amazing charm of this season. The country is well-known for its winter sports opportunities, in resorts such as Gstaad and St. Moritz, Val d'Anniviers. Try the world’s longest toboggan run on rails, from Pradaschier near Lenzerheide to Churwalden. For a family winter holiday in Switzerland, resorts such as Davos and Klosters are perfect. For winter walking, the Philosophers' Trail in Samedan is amazing, as well as snow-shoe trekking in the Aletsch Forest, in Grindelwald where there is also a winter playground, or at Chateau d'Oex. There is even night snow-shoe trekking at Crans-Montana to the Colombire Alpine Museum. The apres-ski is also great in this country, with bars and even nightclubs.

Family holiday in Switzerland

A family holiday in Switzerland is one that will entertain both young and old, one that can have you enjoying adrenaline, or just relaxing in a serene landscape. From high mountain peaks to caves, from open meadows to deep forests, this country is one of great variety. Great family destinations in Switzerland are the Nendaz, Arosa, Zermatt, Lago Maggiore and many others. As for activities, besides the famous winter sports, hiking and biking, there are great train rides you can enjoy, with panoramic views of glaciers and snow covered peaks, you can visit a farm or go river rafting. Cities such as Zurich, Bern, Interlaken, Geneva, are very much child-friendly, the Swiss ice-cream is a must for the little ones and the adults alike.

Dining in Switzerland - Guten Appetit! Bon appétit! Buon Appetito!

When on holiday in Switzerland do not deny yourself the pleasure of trying out the hearty cuisine here. Try the Swiss fondue, as well as the Papet Vaudois (a mash of leeks and potatoes), the Rosti (pan-fried grated potatoes), the Basel-style roasted flour soup, the Raclette cheese and the Zurich-style ragout of veal and mushroom, as well as the typical Tartiflette (potatoes, smoky bacon, caramelized onions and Reblocohon cheese). For dessert, enjoy the Bern-style lekerlis biscuits with hazelnuts, even some Birchműesli, some Bűndnernusstorte (nut-filled pastry) and you're all set.

Holiday with a pet in Switzerland

If you think that there is any chance that your holiday in Switzerland will be a bit “shook up” by the fact that Fido was left behind at home, or if you think you may get homesick for Fifi... why not just bring your pet along with you to Switzerland? Like many other countries in Europe, it is very much dog-friendly, there are restaurants in Bern that welcome dogs, there are in fact 516 dog friendly cities in the country. Enjoy your time with Rover in Switzerland!

A ravishing alpine scenery and quaint villages, snow-capped peaks and glittering lakes, glaciers and modern cities go hand in hand on a holiday in Switzerland.

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