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Feel the crisp, clean and invigorating mountain air in the Swiss Alps and enjoy classic Swiss scenery - high peaks, sheer valleys and cool lakes, that makes for great summer hiking and world-class winter sports.
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Mighty Matterhorn

Matterhorn is one of the world's most recognizable peaks. Standing nearly 15,000 feet tall, it is capped in snow continuously and looms large over the charming alpine village of Zermatt. There are also non-skiing activities, good restaurants and lots of energetic nightlife for visitors to enjoy. When it comes to the Swiss Alps, no peak is more iconic, which is why the Matterhorn deserves to be mentioned among the top Switzerland attractions.

Cathedrals and Churches

The top Switzerland attractions that are manmade include the country's many cathedrals and churches. These historic landmarks, the bulk of which were built during the middle Ages, can be found across the land. They include the Chillon Castle, which is famous for being the place where Lord Byron penned The Prisoner of Chillon, and the Grossmunster Cathedral, which is the symbol of Zurich. The Village of Gruyere is another excellent place to visit when castles and cathedrals figure prominently on your list of things to do in Switzerland. 


Museums also figure among the top tourist attractions in Switzerland, which has a lot to do with the fact that there are a lot of good ones to choose from. Some of the cathedrals and churches in Switzerland feature museums, and they offer some valuable insight into the country's history. History is the focus at some, while others offer priceless art collections. Some of the best museums in Switzerland include the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, the Fine Arts Museum in Bern, and the Art and History Museum in Geneva.


As ideal as the Swiss Alps are for skiing, hiking is the top mountain activity during the summer months. Thanks to the fact that Switzerland is Europe's most mountainous country, the hiking is second to none. The resort destinations once again figure among the best places to enjoy hiking in the Swiss mountains, though trails can be found all over the country. When you're not enjoying the manmade tourist attractions in Switzerland, head out for some hiking and trekking, an excellent way to spend some time.

Visit to St. Moritz

A famous playground of the wealthy, St. Moritz is a winter resort which offers skiing and a variety of summer and winter sports, as well as mud and mineral baths and mud therapies. Savor caviar and truffles in some of the resorts' fine restaurants, or take a spa treatment at the Health Spa Centre. This town is also known for its active and expensive nightlife.


The natural Switzerland attractions include a number of scenic lakes, the most renowned of which is Lake Geneva. Other Swiss cities along the banks of picturesque lakes are Zurich and Lucerne, to name a couple. During the summer months, sailing is easily one of the most popular things to do in Switzerland, and sailboats can be rented for those who are visiting. Strolling alongside is also very rewarding, especially in places such as Geneva and Lugano.

Visit the Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

The town of Montreux is located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. Walk by the lakeside and explore the Chillon Castle, or take a tour of the tower, courtyards, dungeons, and rooms of this 11th-century castle. It's the most frequently visited historical building in Switzerland, where its numerous rooms house weaponry, frescoes, and furniture.

Events and Festivals

Switzerland plays host to an impressive amount of festivals and events, the most renowned of which is Carnival. Bern, Basel, Zurich, and Lucerne are widely considered to be the best places to celebrate Carnival in Switzerland, as they offer the liveliest festivities. Switzerland is also known for hosting a number of renowned musical events, and the country's various food festivals add flavor to the overall scene.

Swiss National Park, Zernez

The Swiss Natural Park is 169 square kilometers of mountains and woodland. It is home to a variety of wildlife such as large red deer, chamois, ibexes, and marmots. Walk around its trails and admire its breathtaking views.  

The Rhine Falls

Situated near the town of Schaffhausen, Europe's largest waterfall is a magnificent natural wonder. At 500 feet wide and 75 feet high, with an average 21,000 cubic feet of water per second, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen are Europe's biggest – and a very spectacular sight. 

Thermal Baths & Spa Zurich

Swim through the hundred-year-old stone vaults of the former Hürlimann brewery right inside the mountain, or bathe in daylight, in the open-air rooftop pool, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Zürich. The fresh thermal water gushes straight out of Zürich’s ‘Aqui’ source, allowing guests to benefit from valuable minerals and water temperatures of 95 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Bernina Express

The most beautiful Alpine experience: the Bernina Express seamlessly connects the cool North with the warm South and effortlessly overcomes the steepest gradients. Not only that – this is one of the most beautiful rail trips in the world.

Admire the View from Gornergrat

The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable.

With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destinations since 1898. The GornergratBahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway. 


The lake of the Leisee (2,232 m) is Zermatt’s beach and a popular outing for the whole family. With children’s playground, barbecue areas, picnic spots, play raft – and a glorious view of the Matterhorn.

The Leisee is heaven for children: they can swim and play to their hearts’ content.   The views of the Matterhorn are gorgeous, framed by a pristine alpine landscape. As the lake is not deep, the water temperature is suitable for a dip, despite the altitude. 

Survive the Olympia Bobrun

Safely nestled between pilot and brakemen you`ll experience fantastic, adrenalin-pumping rides on the 1722 metre-long natural ice track, which is the largest ice sculpture in the world at the same time. In 75 seconds, you will thunder to the finish in the 4-man bobsleigh at speeds of up to 135 km/hr. On the way, you will not only feel 4g centrifugal force, but as you ride on the straights, into the curves and around the high walls, you will also discover the Olympic spirit that will capture your heart with a lasting feeling of elation.

Engadin St. Moritz

The resort Engadin St. Moritz is situated on the southern side of the Swiss Alps, at 1,800 meters above sea level, 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". The region's 13 towns work well together complementing one another, and jointly support regional offers - for example the extensive network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, the Engadin cross-country skiing, inline skating and windsurfing marathons, etc.

Heliskiing and Heliboarding

All of a sudden, there are no more snow-covered roofs and winding roads. Suddenly you’re in the midst of a winter wonderland of mountains, hills and valleys as you’ve never seen them before. It’s all a matter of perspective. Enticing white slopes of powder snow lie before you under a deep blue sky. The helicopter heads towards its destination. The skiing will be amazing – and unforgettable.

Traditional Davos

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.In the centre of Davos, visitors will find a wide range of accommodation and excellent shopping, with numerous boutiques, cafés and restaurants. At night, too, there’s plenty of entertainment, with bars, discos and a casino. 

Walk the Trift Bridge - A Spectacular Pedestrian Bridge

Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps. It is 100 meters high and 170 meters long, and is poised above the region of the Trift Glacier. Even reaching the bridge through the ravine by cable car is an adventure.

Visit Switzerland's Highest Brewery

Take a bus trip from Davos to Monstein and learn all kinds of interesting things about the resort town and the landscape of Davos. During a tour of the Walser village of Monsteinhear fascinating facts about the architecture and history of the village. After that explore BierVisionMonstein. The highlight is a tasting of Monstein Beer in different stages of fermentation.The highest-altitude brewery in Europe makes for a great visit. Learn all about beer brewing and ingredients; taste the Monstein beers and other specialties.

June is the best month to visit Swiss Alps when the scenery is at its best. However it is also the peak of tourist season. Autumn is a good time for hiking. December to March is the best time for adventure sports.
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