Things to do in Switzerland
Switzerland conjures up images of vast snowy mountains, winter sports, historical cities and tranquil lakes, attracting thousands of people each year. The country’s excellent transport system is second to none, making it easy to reach things to do in Switzerland.
A land of railways, Switzerland allows you to glide through Alpine forests on the Glacier Express or climb up Mount Pilatus on the world’s steepest cogwheel. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the rail tours are a must if you are planning a trip to Switzerland.
Switzerland is a cosmopolitan country with mixed cultures and diverse foods and traditions. Medieval town centres sit below mountain huts with stunning views serving typical Swiss delicacies, such as fondue and raclette. Grindelwald and Wengen are also well worth a visit. Zermatt is a picturesque mountain resort with Alpine architecture. Europe’s highest railway station is situated at Jungfraujoch. The railway starts in Interlaken, a beautiful town situated between two lakes. If you are interested in history and culture tours, don’t miss a trip to Lucerne which boasts castles and medieval bridge.
Wherever you decide to base yourself in Switzerland, there are plenty of things to do. You will never be too far from vast, clear lakes, cable cars to whisk you up the mountains and scenic walks. Zurich is a stylish city overlooking Lake Geneva and a great place for shopping and eating out. The nightlife is ‘hard core’ and if you want to party until dawn, Zurich is the place to visit. Basel is perfect for cultural and historical tours and is home to some stunning architecture. Book a food and wine tour and sample Italian, French and Swiss cuisine. Switzerland, Germany and France can be seen from the famous cathedral in town.
Geneva is a beautiful city, famous for its fountain, which is the tallest in the world and shoots water 140 metres into the air. Whatever type of tour you are looking for, there is a wide choice of things to do in Switzerland, where you will find a host of exciting trips to choose from.