Best travel experiences in Switzerland

written by Andy Turner
updated 7/9/2021
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1 - Marvel at the breathtaking scenery in the Jungfrau Region

With a backdrop of 4k peaks like the famous Jungrau and Mönch and unlimited options for hiking, outdoor and winter sports the Jungfrau region will keep you spell-bound.

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2 - Take a tour of Zurich

Trendy bars, cutting-edge clubs, industrial areas turned into urban hot spots with hip cafés and stores, modern concrete architecture, a beautiful medieval old town situated at a crystal-clear lake - Zürich has it all.

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3 - The Matterhorn

Make use of the great cable-car system in the Swiss alps to get a closer look at the Matterhorn - the iconic world-famous mountain peak, with guaranteed skiing and snowboarding year-round.

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4 - Go lakeside in Lausanne

Enjoy strolling through Lausanne, a lively and extremely hilly town in a beautiful setting on Lake Geneva.

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5 - b-flat at Montreux Jazz Festival

The world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival (montreuxjazzfestival.com) is a stellar annual music event attracting world class jazz, blues, soul, dance, rock and world music performers.

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6 - Hike the Bernese Oberland

Legendary Alpine area offering classic Swiss scenery alongside instagram-hotspots such as Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Falls.

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland © Creative Travel Projects/Shutterstock

7 - Enjoy the urban vibes of Geneva

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Take in the cultural attractions Geneva, the most urbane of European cities – and then head down to the waterfront to recharge your batteries.

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8 - Stroll through the medieval heart of Bern

Switzerland’s capital city Bern, with a medieval street plan that has survived unchanged for five centuries.

Shopping alley with the famous clocktower of Bern in Switzerland © Travelerpix/Shutterstock

9 - Take a boat on the Vierwaldstädter See at Lucerne

The most dramatically sited of all Switzerland’s lakes, ringed by mist-wreathed cliffs is easily accessible from Lucerne. Take a public boat for a cruise to enjoy the grandiose scenery between Rigi and Pilatus mountain

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10 - Tase Swiss Wine

Switzerland’s wine industry is modest, but its products can compete on equal terms with better-known labels from around the world. It just rarely leaves the country, so make use of the opportunity while travelling Switzerland.

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written by Andy Turner
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