Switzerland is brimming with a variety of fun and exciting activities—and it doesn’t begin and end at skiing. Even though cold weather activities are at the top of many people’s Swiss bucket list, there is more than meets the eye.
Here are our recommendations on places to see and things to do while in this exquisite European country.
Often revered as the most beautiful village in Switzerland, Grindelwald is breathtaking and a haven for nature lovers. Those that want to ski will thoroughly enjoy this destination, but other activities include hiking, zip lining and mountain biking. There are a variety of dining options to enjoy too, from candle-lit dinners in a ski gondola and scrumptious cheese to meat platters to fine dining with scenic views.
Step into old-world beauty in Bern
If you appreciate history, then Bern is where you should be visiting. Listed as a UNESCO site since 1983, the Old City is enchanting and boasts mediaeval roads, a clock tower, and the world-renowned Kramgasse street.
Welcome Italian flair at Lake Lugano
Located in Ticino, Lake Lugano sits on the Swiss/Italian border and is where you can soak up mesmerising views of snow-capped peaks while tucking into tantalising figs, pomegranates and citrus fruits. Lugano is also where many Italians living in Switzerland reside.
Trek to Geneva
Surrounded by towering Alps, Geneva is the perfect little Switzerland city. Enjoy full panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, explore the old town, attend the bustling Plainpalais Market or enjoy a day at the beach in Bains Des Paquis. You can also soar across the city with a paragliding experience or discover the historic castle of Château Chillon located on Lake Geneva.
Take a train up to Matterhorn
As a famous mountain of the Alps, Matterhorn does not require any hiking gear if you don’t fancy breaking a sweat to make your way to the top. You can take a train to Zermatt and then switch to the next train from there to reach the peak of the mountain. The mind-blowing views to the top are certainly worth it!
Drink and dine
If hot drinks are your vibe, then you can enjoy a free tour of the ideally located Nestle and Nespresso corporate offices. Situated alongside a picturesque lake, discover everything there is to know about the brand before enjoying a traditional asparagus soup that features as a staple on many restaurant menus. Caffeine addicts will be thoroughly impressed by the coffee in Switzerland, so be sure to grab a steaming hot cup of brew wherever you are. Last but not least, enjoy a cheese fondue experience while in the country, since Switzerland is revered for its many mouth-watering cheeses.