A tax haven for millionaires, famously ‘neutral’ in international conflicts and one of the few western European countries to opt out of the European Union, Switzerland has never been afraid to blaze its own trail and there are plenty of unique ways to experience the country’s highlights. From traveling on Europe’s highest train to meeting Switzerland’s surprising celebrity residents, here are 10 things you can only do in Switzerland.
Flanked by the glittering lakes of Brienz and Thun and encircled by snow-capped peaks, Interlaken is ideally situated for outdoor activities and with opportunities to enjoy everything from rock climbing to bungee jumping, the central Switzerland city is renowned as one of Europe’s top adventure sport destinations. Whether you want to cool off in the lake, scale a mountain peak or brave a death-defying stunt, the possibilities for adventure activities in Interlaken are endless. Here are a few ideas.
Perched on the French border and fronted by the glittering expanse of Switzerland’s largest lake, Geneva serves as a gateway to both the idyllic Swiss Riviera and the French Alps. With nearby attractions including Montreux, the Lavaux vineyards and the cheese-making village of Gruyères, you could spend a week or more exploring the highlights of Lake Geneva, but with just one day in Geneva, focus on taking in the city’s top attractions.
With the mercury rising and the snow-caps melting, there are few places more enchanting than Lucerne in summertime, surrounded by wildflower-blanketed peaks and lakeside beaches. From partying at a festival to windsurfing on the lake; here’s your guide to the best things to do in Lucerne in the summer.
With a string of iconic peaks, cozy alpine villages and immense glacial passes; nowhere does views like Switzerland. From jaw-dropping mountain vistas to scenic train journeys, here are 10 of the best views in Switzerland.
The unofficial capital of French-speaking Switzerland, Geneva is blessed with an idyllic setting – perched on the banks of the dazzling Lake Geneva and circled by a ring of snow-capped peaks and terraced vineyards. As chic as it is cosmopolitan, and as culturally sophisticated as it is politically minded, there are so many great reasons to visit Geneva that we had to write them all down.