With its striking medieval buildings spread along the banks of the Rhine, riotous carnival celebrations and thriving art scene, Basel is deserving of its reputation as Switzerland’s cultural capital. If you need any more persuading, here are eight great reasons to visit Basel.
With its strategic location at the heart of the Bernese Oberland, Interlaken makes a popular basecamp for hiking expeditions, with everything from easy, well-marked nature trails to arduous climbs up some of Switzerland’s most iconic peaks.
If life is about the journey, not the destination, then you might as well choose a form of transportation that offers an awesome, memorable ride. The Swiss Rail system is not only comprehensive, efficient and convenient, but Switzerland’s train network also has specific routes and/or enhanced existing routes throughout the country worth booking a ticket simply for the ride.
Zermatt, home to the famous Matterhorn, has always captured people’s imaginations, but sometimes it’s not enough just to admire the natural features that make this Swiss destination so attractive. For those who want to go below the surface—literally—to explore what makes the Swiss Alps so appealing, look no further than Zermatt Glacier Palace, an icy attraction located 15 meters below the surface of a glacier.
With some of the highest costs of living in Europe, Switzerland has never scored high points with budget travelers, and with the value of the Swiss Franc sky-rocketing overnight, it’s safe to say that holidaying in Switzerland just got a whole lot more expensive. The dollar and euro are now down around 15% against the Swiss Franc, but don’t scrub Switzerland off your Europe itinerary or cancel your ski holiday just yet – there are still ways to make your trip to Switzerland affordable. Here are a few tips for how to save money in Switzerland.