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Switzerland’s most famous painter never attempted to capture the blaze of colours deluging this land of mountains, meadows, streams, forbidding peaks and fast flowing rivers. Instead, Hodler pared it down, leaving it to the imagination and the eyes. The home of precision, chocolate, cheese and banks has a host of natural and manmade surprises up its sleeve. It all depends on where you look!
Rhein Falls, Schaffhausen – The largest plain waterfall in Europe, you can experience its thundering magic by boat or by standing in the observation decks built right at the middle. To round the trip off, visit the 1,000-year-old Schloss Laufen as well.
Swiss National Park, Zernez – The only national park in Switzerland, this alpine arcadia has flower speckled alpine meadows, forests and trails aplenty. Strictly regulated, this panoramic environment has helped indigenous wildlife like Bearded Vultures, Golden Eagles, Capricorns, Chamois, Stags and Marmots to flourish. Trails are marked from regular to alpine, depending on the degree of difficulty and equipment needed.
Zermatt & Matterhorn Heli-tour – This car-free village is a microcosm of all things delightfully Swiss. The Matterhorn looms in the background, there is amazing skiing, a superb gastronomic scene and splendid countryside. Crown your trip with a heli tour of this famous peak, pass the iconic Eiger Mönch & Jungfrau as well. And see Europe’s longest ice stream, the UNESCO World Heritage Aletsch Glacier.
Appenzell – Step into a world of rolling hills, mountain huts, yodelling and contented cows. Famous for its cheese, Appenzell is traditional Switzerland at its best. Walk past village streets with carved chalets, hike up to the 400-year-old Wildkirchli cave church and take a cable car to enjoy 360 degree views of sylvan countryside. It’s a great destination to paraglide as well.
Lake Oeschinen, Kandersteg – Part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Oeschinen is fed by glacial streams and surrounded by mountain peaks standing at over 3,000 m. Pristine and unbelievably exquisite, the lake can be reached after a gondola train ride and a 20-minute hike through alpine pastures and pine forests. The wood carvings on the shore are quite unique as well. The area is prettified by alpine flowers like orchids, gentian and edelweiss.
Interlaken, Bernese Oberland – Nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, Interlaken is a much beloved destination, for both mind-blowing scenery and plethora of activities. Think climbing, para-gliding, white water rafting, canyoning, cycling and more in alpine surrounds. Don’t miss the Schynige Platte, a flower filled plateau, connected by a 19th century cog wheel train. The hikes here are particularly notable, especially the Faulhornweg. Moonlight treks are available in the summer months. Kids can board the funicular to reach Heimwehfluh, which also offers a long bob run downhill!
Chocolate Train, Montreux – Imagine a train ride in a Belle Époque Pullman train carriage, that takes you to a chocolate factory. Hop aboard the Chocolate Train from Montreux to Gruyères, home of the famous Gruyère cheese. After a cheese tasting, go on to the Maison Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory in Broc.
Chocolate Show, Interlaken – Catch the Chocolate Show at Interlaken and understand the magic behind these benchmark Swiss creations. The Schuh restaurant hosts one almost every day.
Chocolate Walks, Zurich – Take a Chocolate tour in Zurich, home to the famous Confiserie Sprungli. Dig a little deeper to discover small, artisanal chocolate makers.
Fondue Restaurants – Geneva, Zermatt or Zurich, there are plenty of speciality fondue restaurants. A meal here is a must try. Or try the fondue themed train in Zurich.
Raclette, Valais – Hop across to Valais from Zermatt to taste the defining Swiss cheese – the Raclette. Made from fresh cow’s milk, this Valaisian speciality deserves your time.
Luxury settings, superlative views and pure waters set the minimum standards here. Try any of our handpicked faves across the country.
Clinique la Prairie, Montreux – The country’s most famous spa sits on the edge of the Lake Léman. Specializing in scientific rejuvenation, its various treatments and packages are guaranteed to make you feel like a new person. Its clientele includes every celeb you can think of.
Grand Resort, Bad Ragaz – Famed for its hospitality, cuisine and healing thermal waters, the Grand Resort at Bad Ragaz is a must do break of journey. The waters spring from Tamina Gorge and were recommended by the Swiss healer Paracelsus himself.
Thermal Bad & Spa, Zurich –
Choose your soak at Thermal Bad, overlooking the city of Zurich. Go for the rooftop pool, a wooden tub in the converted brewery area or the Irish-Roman steam bath and pool area. Great views, great experience and absolute winding down guaranteed.
Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad, Lucerne – Designed by Mario Botta, this ultra luxurious and swank spa, lets you enjoy the mineral waters of the Kaltbad spring. Both indoor and outdoor pools offer incomparable views of the mountains ringing the area.
The towering peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, smile down on Grindelwald.