Breathtaking scenery plus unlimited hiking and adventure sports.


Trendy bars, cutting-edge clubs and a beautiful medieval old town.


Towering, world-famous mountain peak, with guaranteed skiing and snowboarding year-round.


Lively and extremely hilly town in a beautiful setting on Lake Geneva.


Stellar annual music event attracting world class jazz, blues, soul, dance, rock and world music performers.


Legendary Alpine area offering classic Swiss scenery alongside famous destinations such as Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Falls.


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

#08 BERN

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


The most dramatically sited of all Switzerland’s lakes, ringed by mist-wreathed cliffs.

#10 WINE

Switzerland’s wine industry is modest, but its products can compete on equal terms with better-known labels from around the world.

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Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

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Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile wa…

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